The city of Verona is one of Italy’s most pleasant cities for tourists and pilgrims alike. It has a picturesque town square, many classical and medieval monuments, and for those who are interested, is the location of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. But there is also great religious significance here as well, with many beautiful churches that are home to magnificent works of art, plus the Shrine of Our Lady of Verona. We recommend a day there at least if you possibly can.
The Duomo: Cathedral of Our lady of the Assumption.
Nearby is the Basilica Sanctuary of Our Lady of Corona.
There is also the Church of San Giorgio in Braida with several famous pieces of art, most notably Paolo Veronese’s masterpiece, “The Martyrdom of St. George“.
Traveling to Verona:
Located roughly between Milan and Venice it makes a great day trip from either of those cities or also from Bologna, which is even closer.
It is easily reached by train from many cities in Italy, but be aware that Verona has two train stations: Porto Nuovo and Porto Vescovo. You will want Porto Nuovo in almost all cases, since it is the main station and just a short walk from the city center. Get train & bus schedules, see fares & buy tickets here.
There is an airport here with flights to major European cities.