If you’re in Milan and looking for a memorable day trip, consider visiting the charming city of Verona. Located in the northeastern region of Italy, Verona is known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and romantic atmosphere.

Verona Arena

Verona is one of those cities that shows us the Italy we idealize with picturesque streets, lots of charm, details, and authenticity.

Italy is my favorite country, and I won’t deny it; for me, it’s the most complete country that exists. I am completely in love with Italy, and every time I visit a new city, I reaffirm that. Verona showed me how unique Italy is, and I want you to experience it too. 😊

Let’s go! This itinerary is for 1 day in Verona, but I found out that the city has much more to offer, and 2 days would be ideal. The atmosphere in Verona invites you to stay and experience it calmly, so if you have two days, take advantage of it 😜


There is an airport in Verona, but prices are usually high. So, you can stay in Milan and take the train to Verona from there. The Milan and Verona route is a classic day trip that is very easy to do.

The train from Verona to Milan takes approximately two hours and costs about €12.90 (price in 2021). You will take the train at Milan’s main station, the Stazione Milano Centrale, and you can buy the ticket there or, if you prefer, buy it one day in advance. In Verona, you will get off at the Estazione Porta Nuova. If you have luggage, the station provides luggage storage, so you can leave it there instead of carrying it with you. You can check the schedules and prices here.


1: Ponte Scaligero (Castelvecchio Bridge)

Castelvecchio Bridge, Verona, Italy

Descending from the station, you will walk towards Castelvecchio. There, you will pass by the Castelvecchio Bridge, which is a wonderful medieval-style bridge that looks beautiful from all angles. It is a classic postcard of Verona.

2: Arco dei Gavi

Arco dei Gavi, Verona, Italy

Next to Castelvecchio is the Arco dei Gavi. This impressive arch, also called the Gavi Arch, showcases the city’s rich history and architectural beauty.

3: I Portoni Della Brà

I Portoni Della Brà, Verona, Italy

As you continue walking towards the center, you will come across the famous I Portoni della Brà. These impressive archways highlight the area’s rich history and architectural charm.

4: Piazza Bra

Piazza Bra, Verona, Italy

Afterwards, head to Piazza Bra, the main square of the city, a square with very charming, colorful buildings and one of the main attractions of the city, the Verona Arena.

5: Verona Arena

Verona Arena, Italy

At Piazza Bra, you will find the Arena di Verona, which is a Roman amphitheater that brings to mind the Colosseum. The Arena di Verona is a magnificent architectural masterpiece that dates back to the 1st century AD. It is one of the largest amphitheaters in the world and has a seating capacity of around 30,000 spectators.

6: Via Mazzini

Via Mazzini, Verona, Italy

If you walk along Via Mazzini, a shopping street with several little shops, it will lead you to Piazza delle Erbe and then to Casa di Giulietta.

7: Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House)

Juliet’s House, Verona, Italy

As soon as you reach Piazza Erbe, turn right and go towards Casa di Giulietta. The house is often crowded with tourists waiting to take a photo with Juliet’s statue and follow the legend that touching Juliet’s breast brings luck in love. The house displays furniture and clothes used in the movie Romeo and Juliet. Although there is no evidence confirming the existence of the Montecchio and Capuletti families or the ownership of this house by the Capuletti family, the story has become deeply rooted in the city’s culture. Access to the garden where the statue is located is free. If you wish to visit the house, there is an admission fee. Click here to view prices and opening hours. During my visit, the entrance fee was €6.00.

8: Piazza delle Erbe

Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy

I simply loved this square. The buildings have frescoes; it’s a small square with a fountain in the center and many details—those little squares that embrace us ❤️. Right next to the square is the Arco della Costa.

9: Arco della Costa

The Arco della Costa is a famous landmark. It is known for its unique architectural design and historical significance.

10: Torre dei Lamberti e Palazzo della Regione

Torre dei Lamberti, Verona, Italy

In just 2 minutes, you’ll reach the Torre dei Lamberti, which is visible from both Erbe and Signori squares since they’re right next to each other. The tower is situated in the Palazzo della Ragione and welcomes visitors. I can only imagine the stunning view from the top, although I didn’t have the chance to go up myself. The entrance fee is €8 for most days, except on Mondays when it’s slightly cheaper at €5. You can check the latest prices and opening hours here.

11: Piazza dei Signori

In 1 minute, you will be at Piazza dei Signori, another charming and welcoming square with restaurants and tables on the street. I went in December and there was a Christmas market with several stalls selling food and mulled wine, what a dream guys ❤️

12: Sant’Anastasia Church

On the way, you will pass by the Basilica of Saint Anastasia, and right nearby is the Duomo di Verona. Whenever I go to Italy, I never miss the opportunity to enter all the churches. I always have good surprises accompanied by history and architecture lessons.

13: Pietra Bridge, Roman Theather and Castel San Pietro

Then walk to the Adige River to reach Ponte Pietra. By crossing the bridge, you will arrive at the Roman Theater. A little further up the hill is Castel San Pietro. If you continue walking for another 15 minutes, you will reach the Giardino Giusti. All of these attractions are a must-see.

Verona is a small city and can easily be explored on foot. The historic center of the city is closed to cars, and only residents and taxis are allowed. If you are traveling by car, there is a parking lot called Parcheggio Centro, which is a 10-minute walk from the historic center.

If you visit in the summer, you will easily be able to follow this itinerary. In winter, it might be a bit more rushed because the sun sets early and it starts to get dark around 4:30 p.m. Unfortunately, that was my case, so I really want to go back to Verona because I have the feeling I could have explored the city much more. If you visit in the winter and have the opportunity, stay for 2 days.

Verona is a wonderful city, and it’s no wonder it is known as the city of love. ❤

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