Check in to one of the Verona hotels in the historic downtown district, and "Rom-eo" the streets until you find Juliet's house: Essentially it's just a home with a balcony that looks like the one in the play, but it’s still fun to take a snapshot with your sweetheart (or a selfie—that’s the best romance of all). If you'd rather see something with real historical significance, head over to the Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheatre; operas are still performed here, so check the schedule early to see whether you have a shot at the “opera”-tunity of a lifetime! Browse the markets of the Piazza della Erbe, or admire the magnificent San Zeno Maggiore Church, a great example of Romanesque architecture. Later, get a view from the top of the Torre dei Lamberti (there's a lift if you don't want to bother with the 200-plus stairs to the top).
Touch down at Verona-Villafranca Airport (VRN) and take the ATV shuttle bus to connect with Verona Porta Nuova train station. From there, you can either walk or take a bus to the city centre. For great service, cab it to your accommodation in Verona. The city centre itself is quite small and walkable, plus there are about 20 different bus routes available.
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Hotels in Verona start at AU$71 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.