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This city is the setting for one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet. And you can see its Roman origins in the ancient ruins scattered throughout the centre, leading to the city’s inclusion on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The entire city centre is encircled by the River Adige and rolling hills -just a couple of minutes walk from the city- that offer stunning panoramic views. The Arena di Verona is an open-air theatre that dates back to the Roman period; its summer Opera Festival is famous all round Europe. Verona is also a world wine capital and the fourth most popular travel destination in Italy. It is just 20 minutes away from Garda Lake, a paradise for windsurfing and sailing aficionados, with picturesque villages directly on the water, surrounded by olive trees.
Main City Rome
Surface 206.63 km²
For people who don't like hot weather, the arrival of fall is a cure-all, but for anyone who only feels good in the warmth of the summer sun, fall is synonymous with aches and ailments. One thing is certain, however, whatever you may think of fall, it's the best season to visit the spa.
Verona isn't the first place that springs to mind when you think of a spa. A hundred or so kilometers to the east, near Padua, you'll find the well-known spa town of Abano, which over the decades has developed a city within a city around its hot springs, including pools, hotels and health centers. Within the Alto Adige region, the Merano spa resort can be found, a big specialized complex, boasting a North European style, with spas and fitness rooms. Both of these are just an hour away by train.
Verona is surrounded by mountains that offer spectacular views, especially in winter. For those who love snow, the ski resorts in neighboring Trentino offer a true paradise.
Thanks to a cable car, it's possible to go from Malcesine on the shore of Lake Garda to the summit of Monte Baldo two thousand metres above in a few minutes. At the top, you will find fresh air and breathtaking views.