Verona is a city located in the Italian region of Veneto, in the northeast of the country. It has a historical and cultural heritage second to none in Italy, and is the setting for one of Shakespeare's most well-known and loved plays, Romeo and Juliet. Many tourists, in fact, visit Juliet's House, where you can see the famous balcony where the two shared the unforgettable love scene. The city has, over time, preserved the Arena, a Roman amphitheatre, one of the largest in the world, and it makes for a spectacular setting, as it is still used for operas throughout the summer. Visit the Scaligeri Castle and Castelvecchio, two of the city's most important medieval sights. Stroll through Piazza delle Erbe, the city's most important square, or climb the 238 steps up the Torre dei Lamberti to enjoy the best views of the city. If you are searching for flights to Lake Garda and Lake Iseo, it is the airport of Verona which is the closest. Our online price comparison tool will help you with your search for a flight from Gatwick, or another UK airport, so that you can find promotions across the internet quickly and easily.
The airport has excellent connections with the city centre. A bus or taxi from the airport will get you to the city centre in 15 to 20 minutes. The city offers tourists the VeronaCard, which, upon purchase, provides free entry to most of the city's museums and cultural attractions, such as: the Arena, Juliet's House, Torre dei Lamberti, Juliet's Tomb, the Museum of Castelvecchio, the city's Cathedral and the Basilica of St Zeno. You can purchase the VeronaCard for 2 days or 5 days, depending on your stay. In addition to the sights listed above, you should visit the beautiful Cathedral (Duomo di Verona) and the Basilica of St Zeno, dedicated to the city's patron saint. A great experience in the city is having a gelato in Piazza Bra, the square surrounding the Arena. If you wish to see more of Italy, you can take a train to close-by Venice, Bologna, Milan and Brescia and for those looking for something other than a city break, Lake Garda and Lake Iseo are the perfect solution.