Verona Itinerary: How to Spend 1, 2, 3 Days in Verona Italy

Verona is the city of opera and love, the setting of the world’s most famous love tragedy story, Romeo and Juliet. It has time-transporting streets filled with quaint buildings. Matched with a breathtaking cityscape, Verona is absolutely a place you can’t just miss to include in your bucket list of destinations to visit.

If you want to know how many days you must visit Verona and how you can spend time in Verona, you are at the right place. Not only will you find answers to those questions, but you also get an itinerary you can use as a reference when you visit Verona.

We’ll start with a list of things to do in Verona and the amount of time you need to enjoy or visit them entirely. From that information, we then tackle answers to the questions mentioned previously. Let’s go!

Verona Itinerary: How to Spend 1, 2, 3 Days in Verona Italy

Before we dive into the main topic, let’s quickly talk about the overall experience you can expect in Verona (at least from my perspective). It will only be a very few paragraphs. But if you want to skip to the main topic, click here. Let’s begin:

Besides being a city of Romance, did you know that it’s a UNESCO world heritage site packed with historical buildings that date back more than 2000 years in the past? The city boasts many churches too, and thus it is called Italy’s little Jerusalem. 

By visiting Verona, situated in northern Italy at the foot of the Italian Alps, you send yourself closer to the ever-beautiful natural attractions (Lake Garda) that are only a few-minute train ride from the city. However, you don’t need to go out of Verona to see such a lovely view.

Adige River flows through the heart of Verona. And with the gently rising hills overlooking the city, you can expect to find numerous breathtaking vantage points with views you wouldn’t resist taking pictures of. Some are so scenic and romantic that they seem perfect for proposals and unforgettable moments

Check my article 10 Reasons Why Visit Verona to know more details about Verona, its scenic spots, best attractions, impressive landmarks, etc. In that article, I explain the experiences that await you in this beautiful city. 

The article will also give more context in determining how much time you need to spend in Verona or how many days you’ll need in Verona. Besides, it has more pictures to show you how Instagrammable the city is. 

READ: Verona Italy: 12 Good Reasons Why Verona Is Worth a Visit (Click to open in a new tab)

Time Needed in Visiting The Attractions in Verona

For some, creating an itinerary is the least enjoyable part of traveling. Only a few enjoy it, as far as I know. It is not hard to understand why because it involves so much effort like reading reviews, studying the map, and booking flights and hotels. Who got time for that?!

That is the case unless you book guides and tours that are definitely more expensive than a DIY trip, of course.

In this part, I help you determine how many days you must stay in Verona. To do that, I should first give you ideas of how much time you need for each tourist attraction in the city. This way, we can compute how long it would be.

The way I calculate how long a visit to a city is simple. 

First, I research the destination and the things to do in it. Then, I pick which points of interest I like to see. After that, I look for how long or how much time other travelers have spent on each attraction. Finally, I sum up all the hours corresponding to the places I want to visit. 

The total time is added to the minutes and hours consumed from transportation, meal breaks, and other necessary activities (for example, dropping bags at the hotel). The overall sum gives me the answer to how long my visit would be. 

For your trip to Verona, you do not have to research the time spent on different attractions in Verona because I got them all for you on the table below:

For your trip to Verona, you do not have to research the time spent on different attractions in Verona one by one because I got them all for you in the table below.

Things to do in VeronaTime to spend
(Minimum hours)
Time to spend
(Maximum hours)
Verona Outer Wall, Gates, and Bastions0.51
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore12
Castelvecchio (Museum + Bridge + Arco dei Gavi)23
Verona Arena11.5
Citta Antica12
Torre dei Lamberti0.51
Casa di Giulietta0.250.5
Basilica di Santa Anastasia12
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare0.51
Tomba di Giulietta11.5
Ponte Pietra0.250.5
Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano11.5
Castel San Pietro0.51
Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes11.5
Giusti Garden0.51
Lake Garda (half-day or day trip)48
TOTAL (Without Lake Garda)1221
TOTAL (With Lake Garda)1629
Time Needed in Visiting The Attractions in Verona

The estimates shown in the table are derived from different travel forums like TripAdvisor and Google Maps Reviews, where hundreds of travelers have shared their testimonials during their visit to the attractions in Verona. I gathered information on how much time (shortest and longest) they’ve spent on each point of interest, and now you have it above.

READ: Lake Garda Italy: 10 Reasons Why Lake Garda Is Worth a Visit (Click to open in a new tab)

Summary (Excluding the day trip to Lake Garda):

If you’re quick in seeing tourist attractions, approximately 12 hours are needed to visit every point of interest in Verona. That’s 2 days in the city suppose 6 hours will be spent visiting places and landmarks each day.

However, it is estimated that you’ll spend 21 hours total seeing the tourist attractions in Verona if you prefer a leisurely journey. That’s 3 days in the city suppose 7 hours will be spent visiting places and landmarks per day.

Assume you give yourself 12 hours per day to explore Verona. With six or seven hours per day on tourist attractions, you still have 6 or 5 hours for other things such as meals, transportation, queueing, etc.

Although we know already that we can see everything in Verona in 2 to 3 days, we should think that travel does not work this way: we can visit every point of interest in the city as we planned.

Sometimes unpleasant weather kicks in. In other circumstances, a tourist attraction is closed for renovation. There’s always the tendency that we miss a landmark or an experience.

This is why we must know which places are worth seeing for us or not. So, we know where to go instead if there’s a problem (closed, raining, under repair, etc.) with the destination we’re visiting next. 

To help you with that, here’s a quick list of things to do in Verona to help you familiarize yourself with Verona’s landmarks, tourist attractions, and scenic spots. See the list below. I’ll leave links to Google Maps for each. 

Verona Outer Wall, Gates, and Bastions

1 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Verona Outer Wall (estimate)30 mins to 1 hour

Summary: A stroll on the outer 16th-century walls of Verona starting from Porta Nuova, to Parco delle Mura, Porta Palio, Bastione San Bernardino, Bastione San Zeno, and lastly, Porta San Zeno. Panoramic sights and nostalgic remnants await you here.

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

2 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit San Zeno Basilica (estimate)1 to 2 hours

Summary: The place where Romeo and Juliet were married. Enter to see spectacular interiors dating back to medieval times, go to the crypt for archaeological discoveries, and stroll in the church’s cloister to capture some Instagrammable spots.

Castelvecchio (Museum + Bridge + Arco dei Gavi)

3 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Castelvecchio (estimate)2 to 3 hours

Summary: Visit the restored castle museum containing medieval artworks and ancient weapons. The spectacular bridge awaits you after the museum – take pictures and stroll for a minute. Finally, see Arco Dei Gavi, an “ancient” arc dating back 1st century AD.

Verona Arena

4 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Verona Arena (estimate): 1 hour to 1.5 hours

Summary: Visit the impressive, 2-millennium-old entertainment hub of Verona at the heart of the city. Verona Arena’s architecture and preservation are something to be admired. There are opera plays in Verona Arena at night, although during the summer season only.

Citta Antica

5 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Citta Alta (estimate): 2 to 3 hours

Summary: This is the center of old town Verona, where the quaintest buildings and medieval-age landmarks can be found. Six of the many points of interest in Citta Antica are Porta Borsari, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Cortile del Mercato Vecchio, Arche Scaligere and Porta Leoni.

Torre dei Lamberti

6 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Torre Lamberti (estimate): 30 mins to 1 hour

Summary: The tallest tower in Verona, touching the sky at 84 meters. It is also one of the landmarks in Citta Antica, which you can find in the Piazza delle Erbe. Climb Torre Lamberti to see a breathtaking 360-degree view of Verona from the top.

Casa di Giulietta

7 of 15 Things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Casa di Guilietta (estimate): 15 mins to 30 mins

Summary: The 14th-century Gothic-style “House of Juliet” is one of the most popular attractions in Citta Antica. On this house’s stone balcony where Juliet stands while Romeo courts her. The Casa has a museum, the charmed statue of Juliet, and a lover wall.

Basilica di Santa Anastasia

8 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Basilica di Santa Anastasia (estimate): 1 to 2 hours

Summary: The Basilica di Santa Anastasia is Citta Antica’s another unmissable primary tourist attraction. This massive, 13th-century Italian Gothic church has impressive interiors packed with artworks, frescoes, and reliefs you must see. The church’s most notable artwork is made by Pisanello, “Saint George and the Princess.”  

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare

9 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare (estimate): 30 mins to 1 hour

Summary: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare is another church in Citta Antica Verona full of creativity to awe-inspire you. It has mixed architectural styles, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance. The trompe l’oeil murals on the churches’ walls are absolutely wondrous.

Tomba di Giulietta

10 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Juliet’s Tomb (estimate): 1 to 1.5 hours

Summary: This place in Verona is a museum within a 13th-century deconsecrated convent now exhibiting frescoes from the middle ages and Roman Sculptures. The museum has a crypt under the church of San Francesco al Corso. Inside, a stone “sarcophagus,” empty and without a lid, can be found.

Ponte Pietra

11 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Ponte Pietra (estimate): 15 mins to 30 mins

Summary: Ponte Pietra is the oldest bridge in Verona, which is now more than 2000 years old. Most of it was destroyed during the second world war but was meticulously restored with the same materials. Ponte Pietra is one of the most picturesque spots in Verona, with scenic views of nearby hills and River Adige.

Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano

12 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (estimate): 1 to 1.5 hours

Summary: Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano is a medium-sized Roman amphitheater with an archaeological museum. A quality exhibit of ancient items is in the museum – ranging from statues to glasswares, stoneworks to bronzes. It has a little church and an overlooking of Verona. 

Castel San Pietro

13 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Castel San Pietro (estimate): 30 minutes to 1 hour

Summary: Above the Roman Theater, we find Castel San Pietro, a Romanesque fortress perched on top of a hill overlooking the Citta Antica and River Adige. Castel San Pietro is facing west. If you are looking for a place to watch the sunset over Citta Antica, this is just the place to be. 

Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes

14 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes (estimate): 1 to 1.5 hours

Summary: Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes is the church on top of the hill to the north of Verona. This church has the miraculous Virgin Mary statue that survived after being bombed during World War II. Anyway, it’s the place to be if you want tranquility and see absolutely panoramic views of Verona.

Giusti Garden

15 of 15 things to do in Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit Guisti Garden (estimate): 30 mins to 1 hour

Summary: Giusti Garden is a hidden gem in Verona. It is an elegant public garden filled with beautiful flowers, lush trees, and a picturesque labyrinth. As it sits on relatively elevated land, panoramic views await you in the garden too.

Lake Garda

Day trip from Verona | Locate in Maps | How long to visit lake Garda (estimate): 8 hours

Summary: You can travel to Lake Garda from Verona in less than an hour. It’s the perfect day trip from Verona if you want to extend your trip. In Lake Garda, the gorgeous Castello di Sirmione, the Archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo, Gardaland Resort, and more await you.

READ: Lake Garda Italy: 10 Reasons Why Lake Garda Is Worth a Visit (Click to open in a new tab)

How to Spend Days in Verona

Although I recommend having a 2 or 3-day trip to Verona, it does not mean that 1 day is insufficient to enjoy the city. At the same time, It does not mean you will be rushing to visit every attraction in town if you stay only for 2 days in Verona. There are many ways you can explore Verona, and I will be giving you some ideas about how.

Below, we will tackle if 1 day, 2 days, and 3 days in Verona are enough and how you can spend your time for each duration. In addition, I’ll give you ideas on how you can enjoy Verona even if the weather isn’t cooperating well.

READ: Verona Italy: 12 Good Reasons Why Verona Is Worth a Visit (Click to open in a new tab)

Is 1 Day in Verona Enough?

1 Day in Verona is not enough. On a day trip to Verona, you can only see half of the city’s best landmarks and tourist attractions. I suggest you do not miss Castelvecchio, Verona Area, Piazza delle Erbe, and a couple of places you prefer to visit.

For me, these three tourist attractions in Verona are the most unmissable for being so historic, picturesque, and wanderlust-satisfying. Without them in your Verona itinerary, your trip to Verona seems incomplete. 

Ways to Spend 1 Day in Verona

Indeed, there are numerous ways you can spend a day in Verona. Most of its attractions are churches, iconic buildings, and scenic spots. You can focus on one category and visit the city’s key landmarks.

Spend a Day in Verona Admiring Churches

The churches in Verona are undeniably more than just a place of worship. Though they are not as impressive compared to those in Rome, Veronese churches are works of art in museums too. Church-hopping in Verona can fill your cameras with photos and your soul enriched if you’re a believer.

Know that the Verona tourism office has created three itineraries, Rebirth From Water, Rebirth from Earth, and Rebirth from Heaven, for a more meaningful and contextual visit to the numerous churches in the city. Basically, they are a sort of urban pilgrimage. 

Aside from that, these itineraries aim to promote Verona as Little Jerusalem and give you a deeper understanding of the city’s culture, Christianity, and Christian architecture. Each itinerary’s execution lasts for 2 hours to 2 hours and a half, traversing five to seven churches. 

However, if you’ll ask me? Here’s the way you can spend a day in Verona with the churches and the primary landmarks of the city prioritized. We start the day in Verona Arena to avoid long queues. 

  1. Verona Arena (1.5 hours)
  2. Castelvecchio (2 hours)
  3. Citta Antica (2 hours) – Lunch & Stroll in the quaint streets
  4. Basilica di Santa Anastasia (1 hour)
  5. Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore (1 hour)
  6. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare (0.5 hour)

Spend a Day in Verona Exploring Iconic Places

Another way you can spend a day in Verona is to visit the places people see the most. Based on Google Maps, these places have the most reviews. See below. Thus, they’re the places which are visited by most people too. 

  1. Casa di Giulietta (30 minutes)
  2. Verona Arena (1.5 hours)
  3. Torre dei Lamberti (1 hour)
  4. Citta Antica (2 hour) – Lunch
  5. Castelvecchio (2 hours)
  6. Ponte Pietra (30 minutes)
  7. Castel San Pietro (30 minutes)

They are tourist attractions that other people can easily recognize in photos. If your traveler friends saw your selfie with these landmarks in the backdrop, they would instantly know you’ve been to Verona. 

Make sure that you’ll come to Casa di Giulietta as early as possible if you want to have a picture while you’re in Juliet’s Balcony. The queue to the balcony can get very long past 9 or 10.

Spend a Day in Verona on The Scenic Spots

Verona can be full of tourists, especially during peak seasons. Try this out if you want to ditch the crowd after visiting the city center where the unmissable places in Verona:

  1. Verona Arena (1.5 hours)
  2. Castelvecchio (1 hour) – excluding the museum, just the bridge
  3. Citta Antica (1 hour) – Lunch
  4. Torre dei Lamberti (1 hour)
  5. Ponte Pietra (30 minutes)
  6. Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (1 hour)
  7. Castel San Pietro (30 minutes)
  8. Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes (1.5 hours) – sunset

Giusti Garden is the alternative for Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes. A bus ride is needed to get to both. However, you can hike instead for 20-ish to 30 minutes from Ponte Pietra to reach Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes. 

Spend a Day in Verona with Unpleasant Weather

Unpleasant weather is absolutely a bummer when traveling. If that happens to you as you visit Verona, worry not! Almost half of the attractions in Verona are indoors or have partial indoor activities. 

If you think that it’s going to rain in Verona, here are the places where you can go:

  • Castelvecchio (2 hours)
  • Basilica di Santa Anastasia (1 hour)
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare (1 hour)
  • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore (1 hour)
  • Tomba di Giulietta (1 hour) 
  • Casa di Giulietta (30 minutes)
  • Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (1.5 hours)

Note that there will be a lot of walking in Verona. These attractions are within walking distance of each other. Prepare your umbrellas and have weatherproof shoe coverings if needed.  

Are 2 Days in Verona Enough?

2 days are enough to see every tourist attraction in Verona, although it may feel like you are rushing to see everything and barely relaxing. You can skip landmarks that seem don’t interest you, however. This way, you create spare time to travel slowly and enjoy visiting the place you’ll be.

Ways To Spend 2 Days in Verona

There are two ways I can think of how you can spend two days in Verona. As mentioned earlier, you do just a quick visit to every tourist attraction in Verona without appreciating each much or travel slower so you can enjoy the place you’ll be visiting but miss a few others.

Again, I’m recommending the latter choice as it’s much better to feel the moment you’re discovering beautiful, historical things and places than just rushing around to see or capture a selfie with them.

That is most especially in Citta Antica, which is full of charming ancient and medieval structures that can certainly transport one’s imagination to the past. Not to mention Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo and Palazzo Della Ragione in Piazza Delle Erbe, and many more!

Are 3 Days in Verona Enough?

3 days are enough and the ideal length of stay in Verona. Within 3 days you can leisurely visit every tourist attraction in the city. Nonetheless, if you have seen every “interesting” place in Verona within 2 days, you can allocate your 3rd day to a day trip to the nearby Lake Garda.

READ: Lake Garda Italy: 10 Reasons Why Lake Garda Is Worth a Visit (Click to open in a new tab)

Ways To Spend 3 Days in Verona

In my opinion, the best way you can spend 3 days in Verona is to visit the most impressive landmarks and historical places first on day 1 and day 2. Set the low-priority tourist attractions on the third day. Despite that, make sure that you have a flexible itinerary in the case of unpleasant weather.

You should be able to switch day 3 to either day 1 or day 2 in your itinerary in case of unpleasant weather in any of the first two days.

For the three-day itinerary, I also suggest that you align your visit to Verona’s scenic places to afternoon hours. Possibly, during sunset or golden hour.

Verona has 3 elevated tourist destinations (Giusti Garden, Castel San Pietro, Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes). Each day, you can have a chance to witness a spectacular sunset over Verona’s Citta Antica in three different places.

Verona Arena and Casa di Giuletta are the two attractions in Verona where people line up to enter or just to have a photo souvenir. Be sure these two are the first you will see in Verona on the mornings of your trip.

Check out my sample itinerary in the next section.

Verona Italy Itinerary: Best Way To Spend 1, 2, 3 Days

In this part, I’m sharing a 3-day Verona itinerary that you can use as a reference for your trip to Verona. Please note that the hours indicated in the table below are only estimates. The length of time when moving from one place to another was already considered.

Most of the attractions in Verona are within walking distance of one another. Although buses service parts of the city, it would seem better to walk for two reasons:

  1. The time in transit is almost the same as when you’ll spend walking.
  2. Verona has beautiful streets, and there might be something new and “interesting” you can discover when you walk instead.

I just would like to share that northern Italy is a place like no other. It has a diverse range of exciting experiences and beautiful destinations worthy of your time and money. Read my article about northern Italy to know why. Here’s the summary (click to open in a new tab and read now/later):

  • Cinque Terre – The Charming coastline towns of Northern Italy 
  • Milan – Home to the Genius’ (Leonardo da Vinci) artworks and science 
  • Bergamo – The scenic and medieval city of northern Italy 
  • Lake Como – One of the world’s most beautiful lakes
  • Venice – Another romantic city where three architectural styles meet and mix
  • Trento – The city to introduce you to the Dolomites (visit mountains, lakes, and castles)
  • Bolzano – Home of Otzi, the gateway to the Dolomites
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo – The town in the heart of the Dolomites
  • Florence – It’s where you can find the best Renaissance artworks
  • Rome – The beautiful eternal city where you can start or end your trip to Northern Italy

These links to guides, a list of reasons to visit, things to do, and articles to help you discover different places in northern Italy. Read the full article about the reasons to visit Northern Italy.

Day 1 Verona Italy Itinerary

For day 1 of my Verona Itinerary, we start our journey in Verona’s most iconic landmark, Verona Area. We’ll visit the tourist attractions north and northwest of Verona Arena for the rest of the day. These are Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes.

Time
(Estimated)
Destination
7:00 amArrival (drop bags on hotel)
9:00 amVerona Arena
11:30 amLunch
1:30 pmCastelvecchio (Museum + Bridge + Arco dei Gavi)
4:00 pmBasilica di San Zeno Maggiore
6:00 pmSantuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes
Day 1 Verona Itinerary: How To Spend 3 Days in Verona

Notes for Day 1 Verona Itinerary

I suggest that you come to Verona Arena earlier than 9:00 am (its opening time). So you can avoid the crowd, fewer photobombers, and have some quiet during your visit. 

Piazza Bra is just in front of Verona Arena. Here, you can find a little garden and many cafes you can hang out for a while, waiting for the Arena to open to visitors. It is also such a lovely wide-open place to have lunch after seeing Verona Area.

The next destination, Castelvecchio, is just 500 meters away from Piazza Bra. Proceed to Via Roma street, straight to the right when looking at Palazzo Della Gran Guardia’s facade.

After Castelvecchio, we proceed to Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. There are several ways you can choose. However, I suggest the scenic path that crosses River Adige twice. It is a 15 to 20-minute stroll (see in Google Maps) with views of River Adige.

From the castelvecchio, cross the River Adige through the medieval bridge, Ponte di Castelvecchio. Walk along the river sidewalk, Lungadige Cangrande, the path to the left after crossing the river. 

Turn to the next bridge you will see (Ponte Risorgimento). Continue walking straight until you notice the tower of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore to the left. Follow the direction towards the basilica’s tower.

Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes is approximately a 30-minute hike away from Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Buses stop by the bus stop near Basilica di San Zeno. They should shorten the walk to Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes.

From Basilica di San Zeno, proceed to P.tta Portichetti 1/B bus stop. Wait for and hop on Bus no. 31 when it arrives. Disembark at Via Mameli 13 Vi and start walking uphill to Santuario Della Nostra Signora di Lourdes. See the complete route in Google Maps.

Day 2 Verona Italy Itinerary

For the second day in my Verona Itinerary, we shall focus on Citta Antica and the tourist attractions located northeast of it across the Adige River.

Basically, half of the day will be spent at Citta Antica. Then the other half will be spent on the tourist attractions near River Adige (Ponte Pietra, Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano, and Castel San Pietro).

There are a lot of shops and cafes in Citta Antica, so I thought that it’s the best place to discover cute souvenir products and delicious local meals during your visit to Verona.

Citta Antica is jampacked with beautiful palaces, little discoveries, boutiques, and more – you can just spend the whole day wandering around. This is why you’ll notice I allocated a considerable portion of time to Citta Antica in the itinerary below.

Time
(Estimated)
Destination
8:30 amCasa di Giulietta
9:30 amCitta Antica + Torre dei Lamberti (See the top view)
12:00 pmLunch and souvenirs
2:30 pmPonte Pietra
3:00 pmMuseo Archeologico al Teatro Romano
4:30 pmAfternoon meal
5:30 pmCastel San Pietro
Day 2 Verona Itinerary: How To Spend 3 Days in Verona

Notes for Day 2 Verona Itinerary

You know, you can visit Basilica di Santa Anastasia and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare on the 2nd day of your visit to Verona as they’re a part of Citta Antica. But if you’re planning to have a 3-day trip, I suggest you set them aside for the third day. 

Anyway, we’ll start day 2 in Citta Antica, particularly at Juliet’s house. It’s where the famous balcony of Juliet is. If you want to have a picture standing on it, I suggest coming as early as possible as the queue to Juliet’s balcony demands 30 minutes waiting time during peak season.

After Juliet’s house, you’re free to go wherever you want in Citta Antica. I created a route in Google Maps you can follow when in Verona. The time reflected in the link does not reflect the actual.

The next set of activities are in the afternoon are on the northern tip of Citta Antica. It’s the most scenic place in the old town of Verona, I think. The first stop is Ponte Pietra, which is 10-minutes away from Pizza Delle Erbe by foot.

The next place to visit is Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano, the archeological site/ruins that you can see right from Ponte Pietra or along the banks of River Adige. It should not take you more than 5 minutes to reach the Museum from Ponte Pietra.

There are a few cafes and restaurants in the area where you can replenish after seeing Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano. I would suggest Re Teodorico restaurant beside Castel San Pietro so you can dine in with a view of Verona.

From Ponte Pietra, you can take the stairs to Castel San Pietro. The first step is at the intersection of the roads and Ponte Pietra. Going up takes no more than 10 minutes. 

Alternatively, you can ride the funicular to Castel San Pietro much faster and conveniently. The funicular is just behind Chiesa di Santo Stefano. 

Day 3 Verona Italy Itinerary

The 3rd day of my Verona itinerary includes the remaining numerous “interesting” attractions in the city. They’re the landmarks or places outside Citta Antica and the churches within Citta Antica. Though these places can be worth a visit, I suggest that you have a day trip to Lake Garda instead.

Time
(Estimated)
Destination
9:00 amVerona Outer Wall, Gates, and Bastions
10:00 amTomba di Giulietta
11:30 amLunch
2:00 pmBasilica di Santa Anastasia
3:30 pmCattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare
5:00 pmGiusti Garden
Day 3 Verona Itinerary: How To Spend 3 Days in Verona

Notes for Day 3 Verona Itinerary

We begin the trip at the northernmost part of the 16th-century outer wall of Verona at Porta San Zeno. Continue going south towards San Bernardino Bastion, then Porta Palio, Parco delle Mura, and Porta Nuova. It’s approximately 1.7 kilometers long, 30 minutes to 1 hour leisurely walk. 

Tomba di Giulietta, the next destination is just 1 kilometer away (15 minute walk) from Porta Nuova. If you’re currently in Porta Nuova, proceed east until the wide road intersection. Turn left, and after five blocks of houses, you must see a signboard to the right saying “Tomba di Giulietta.” Here is the Google Maps route for your reference.

After Tomba di Giulietta, you go for lunch. The nearest best location for lunch would be Pizza Bra. From Piazza Bra, you can walk to the next destination, which is Basilica di Santa Anastasia. The travel time on foot and in transit are almost the same (15 minutes).

The last destination for the 3rd day is Giusti Garden which is approximately a 15-minute walk from Citta Antica. Be sure to come 30 minutes before the closing hour (7 pm October to March and 8 pm April to September). Giusti Garden is one of the stops of the hop-on-hop-off bus.

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Verona Itinerary: How to Spend 1, 2, 3 Days in Verona Italy
Verona Itinerary: How to Spend 1, 2, 3 Days in Verona Italy

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