A Guide to Verona: Wine, Food, & Love

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Guide to Verona: create your perfect visit to the Italian City of Love.

And, I’m back with more Verona travel tips. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know I adore this Italian city. And, you also know I recently went back.

Since finishing my original guide to Verona series in 2018, I returned for another round of Vinitaly, then more recently as a guest of my pals at Romeo and Juliet Guide. So, I’m bursting to share more.

Verona Dining Guide: It’s Updated! 

Check out The Insider’s Guide to Verona Restaurants – it’s become the most popular post on the site this year – wow and thanks!!

My updates make it quite long, so I may make the overview of traditional food its own post on Verona cuisine with Valpolicella wine pairing recommendations. Drop me a comment if that is of interest.

But, in the short term, check out the updates for delicious Verona restaurants ideas.

 Things to do in VeronaI haven’t updated my things to do in Verona listicle because I’m going to write more on Verona activities. So, stay tuned for more posts via the topics noted above to go into the Girl’s Gotta Drink guide to Verona.

New Verona activity highlights include:

  • Lake Garda wine tasting experiences and tours: Virginia of Romeo and Juliet Guide took me Lake Garda wine tasting with a small pinot noir producer. The visit includes a walk in the vineyard with the winemaker, a cellar tour, then a private tasting to learn about his vision and wines. I know very little about Lake Garda wines, so, I plan to do some digging to learn more and share it with you all. For now, remember that the Valpolicella wine region isn’t the only Verona wine tour option!
  • Verona tour featuring roman and medieval ruins: The ancient city of Verona spans Roman, medieval, and Renaissance periods. Explore the architecture, frescoes, and more.
  • Verona day trips: Okay, okay, okay – I know Venice is nearby and since some of my wine industry pals stay in Lake Garda and Vincenza during Vinitaly, I knew there were other interesting places in the vicinity. But, I had no idea there was so much to do around Verona! So, in the coming weeks, let’s explore Verona as a home base for more unforgettable experiences in Italy.
  • Verona cooking classes: Virginia organized a cooking class for me with the most delightful local chef. We visited her home where we made two traditional Verona pasta dishes and dessert. My action-packed Verona travel days with Virginia and Sara got the best of this mama, so I had to bow out before we ate the dolce. But, the chef was kind enough to wrap it up for me to eat at my hotel!
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Lake Garda wine tasting adventure – in the vineyards with the winemaker.




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The best part of a Verona walking tour is soaking in the timeless magic on every street.

Guide to Verona Practical Information

The post I did on practical tips for Verona travel is also updated. Highlights include:

  • Verona parking information, tips on when to visit, where to stay, and more.
  • New Verona lodging: I added a new place to stay in Verona, Casa Valpolicella / Residenza Verona. Perfect for budget travelers – great location, breakfast included, super clean, right near Piazza Erbe, the wifi is great, and my room had the lovely little balcony. I felt a little like Juliet…sigh.
  • Updated event dates: Dates for the major events in the city are updated to help you plan your Verona travel.
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Antica Valopolicella / Residenza Verona right in the city center.

What else can I share with you to complete your personal guide to Verona?

Sorry, I can’t do individual itineraries, but I love hearing your interests to better plan my content.

The most economical part of my guide to Verona? Your savings on a Verona tour (or tours!) with Romeo and Juliet Guide. Find all their offers on their site, RomeoandJulietGuide.com.

My personal Verona tour recommendations with Romeo and Juliet Guide include:

  • Verona Food and Walking Tour: Food, Wine, Culture
  • Valpolicella Wine Tour with three wineries and a traditional (paired!) lunch
  • Lake Garda Wine Tasting Experience
  • Sirmione and Lake Garda Tour from Verona.
  • Amarone Wine Tour
  • Verona Cooking Class making two traditional pasta dishes and dessert

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One of my favorite moments from my recent Verona travel. Dave and Bridgett, pictured here with and carissima Virginia of Romeo and Juliet Guide, were stuck with me during their two-day program…and, what an amazing surprise to find out they found these lovely ladies via my site. It makes a girl feel good.



Please drop a note below on what more I can share about Verona travel! Let’s complete this guide to Verona together, friends!

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