Having two days in Verona allows you enough time to see the main historic sights and head out into the Valpolicella wine region to sample some fine Italian wines. Here are a few ways to spend two days in Verona.
Day 1: Explore the Top City Sights
Morning: Grab a coffee and pastry in Piazza delle Erbe and head to Casa di Giulietta to see the home of one of Shakespeare's favorite heroines, Juliet, before it gets crowded. Take a Romeo and Juliet-themed walking tour or explore the city that inspired Shakespeare's romantic tragedy on your own.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon seeing the top sights, perhaps taking advantage of Verona’s 48-hour multi-attraction pass or hop-on hop-off bus tour to save time and money. Tour the Castelvecchio Castle and Museum or visit the Roman Arena on a skip-the-line tour. Afterward, stop at an outdoor cafe to experience aperitivo, Italy’s traditional happy hour.
Night: A romantic walk along the Adige River and across the Ponte Pietra at sunset is a must. Then choose between an evening walking tour of Verona to see the city sights under a different light or join a culinary tour and sample local dishes like Bogli pasta, cured meats, and local wine.
Day 2: Wine Tastings and Cultural Highlights
Morning: Spend the morning taking in Verona’s art and cultural museums. Visit the Archaeological Museum at the Roman Theatre and view ancient Roman artifacts found in and around Verona. Other options include the Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery, Castelvecchio Museum, and Museo Civico di Storia Naturale.
Afternoon: Take a break from the city and venture out into Valpolicella wine country. Tour a vineyard and sample traditional Italian wines such as Valpolicella Classico and Amarone. Alternatively, visit the Prosecco region and discover how the bubbly is made.
Night: For your final night in Verona, splurge on opera tickets to the Verona Arena, renowned for its acoustics. Once home to gladiator games and ancient sporting events, the Verona Arena is now the largest open-air theater in the world. The Arena is especially pretty when it's lit up at night.