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Verona's main monuments and attractions

Verona is one of the most popular travel cities in Italy. Located between Milan and Venice, Verona is known as the city of Romeo and Juliet and for its Roman Arena, but there are many attractions to see. You will find some of them on this map of Verona. If you want a guided tour, you can book Verona, City of Romance through Select Italy .

The attractions are listed in the recommended order to visit, but you can also go in reverse starting at Piazza Bra .

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Piazza delle Erbe

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46100 Mantua, Province of Mantua, Italy

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Piazza delle Erbe is a good place to start a visit to Verona. Originally the Roman Forum, the rectangular square is in the heart of the historic center and is surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings and towers. In the middle is a 14th century fountain with a Roman statue. Although they were once full of market stalls, today the stalls mainly sell souvenirs. Along the square there are several cafes where you can have a morning coffee or a glass of wine to end the day.

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Piazza dei Signori

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Piazza dei Signori, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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From Piazza delle Erbe, walk through the Arco della Costa , an arch with a whale’s rib hanging from it, to Piazza dei Signori , a small square surrounded by monumental buildings. In the center there is a statue of Dante and the most famous signori stands on buildings around the square. This square was the seat of the public institutions of the city and you will see the Palazzo del Capitanio with its tower, the Loggia del Consiglio from the 15th century that was the town hall and the Palazzo della Prefettura from the 14th century, previously the Palazzo del Governo that was a Scaligeri family residence.

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Lamberti Tower

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Via Giosuè Carducci, 55, 37129 Verona VR, Italy

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The Torre Lamberti, Torre dei Lamberti , is a good place to get an overview of Verona. Take the stairs to the top (or pay an extra euro to take the elevator most of the way) and you’ll have fantastic views of the city and beyond. The medieval bell tower was started in the 12th century and was raised several times until it reached its final height of 84 meters. It’s right off the Piazza delle Erbe (it can be seen rising above the square), near the Palazzo della Ragione .

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Juliet’s house, balcony and statue

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Via Cappello, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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The most popular site in Verona is the balcony said to be Juliet in Romeo and Juliet . The house that is said to be Juliet’s house is in a courtyard off Via Capello . You can see the balcony and the bronze statue of Juliet for free (you can also rub Juliet’s chest for good luck). The 13th century house is a good example of Gothic architecture and inside there is a museum with period furniture. You can also see the house attributed to the Romeo family on Via Arche Scaligere and sample traditional Verona food, including horse or donkey meat, at Osteria al Duca .

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Roman Theater and Archaeological Museum

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Rigaste Redentore, 2, 37129 Verona VR, Italy

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+39 045 800 0360

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The 1st century Roman theater and archaeological museum can be reached by crossing the river on the picturesque stone bridge, Ponte Pietra . The theater is built on a hill overlooking the river and there are open-air summer shows. Above the theater, the Archaeological Museum is located in the old San Jerónimo Convent, where the brothers dedicated their lives to producing medicines and caring for the sick. Inside are Roman mosaics, Etruscan and Roman bronzes, Roman sculptures, and Roman inscriptions.

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Duomo di Verona – the cathedral complex

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Piazza Vescovado, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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+39 045 800 8813

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The Romanesque Cathedral or Duomo of Verona is a complex of buildings that includes a 12th-century Baptistery, the Cloister of Canons and the Church of Saint Helena and remains of an early-Christian basilica from the 4th century. The octagonal Romanesque baptismal font, decorated with carved biblical scenes, was carved from a single block of marble and the Baptistry has frescoes from the 13th to 15th centuries. The cathedral’s frescoes date from the 15th to 18th centuries and the exterior is decorated with 12th-century reliefs. Its 16th century bell tower can be seen from afar.

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Castelvecchio – Castle and museum

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Corso Cavour, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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Castelvecchio is a 14th century medieval complex built as a residence and fortress. There are several towers and turrets and a brick bridge across the river. A section of the 14th century Verona walls was incorporated into the complex. The former parade ground is now a pretty courtyard in front of the museum that takes you through 16 rooms of the former palace filled with sacred art, paintings, Renaissance bronzes, archaeological finds, coins, weapons, and armor. You can also walk on part of the wall.

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Roman arena

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Piazza Bra, 1, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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+39 045 800 5151

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The Roman Arena in Verona is the third largest Roman arena in Italy (after the Roman Colosseum and the Arena at Capua). Built in the 1st century, the arena seats 25,000 spectators. Since 1913, it has hosted a prestigious opera festival and the setting for other theatrical performances. In the afternoon, the sun will shine on the stage, so it is a good time to look inside the theater. Although some of the seats are in bright orange and red chairs, it is easy to imagine the original look of the amphitheater.

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Piazza Bra

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Piazza Bra, Verona VR, Italy

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Piazza Bra, once a suburban field or braida , is a large square within the main gate that enters Verona. You will see the Roman Arena on one side of the square and near the neoclassical Palazzo Municipale. Part of the square is a garden with a central fountain. On the opposite side of the arena are elegant arcaded buildings with cafes and restaurants along a wide corridor. You can have a glass of wine or coffee in one of the cafes and spend some time people-watching.

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