Route & dates
Verona— 28 nights
Venice— 31 nights
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City of Romeo and Juliet
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.Get some cultural insight at Arena di Verona and Piazza delle Erbe. Appreciate the collections at Casa di Giulietta and AMO - Arena Museo Opera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Verona: Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda), Vicenza (Basilica Palladiana, Chiesa di Santa Corona, &more) and Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Procolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida-Verona, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Bra.
To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Verona trip planning website.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Verona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. On the 29th (Tue), you're off to Venice.
Things to do in Verona
Vicenza, Malcesine, Gardaland Park, Lago di Garda, Borghetto sul Mincio
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City of Romance
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.Doge's Palace and Ca' Rezzonico will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica of St. Anthony. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Planetario di Padova, Orto Botanico di Padova, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice vacation planning tool.
Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Venice
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