Day Tripping in Verona:
Venice is an incredible city. Unique, romantic, overrun with super friendly pigeons. But you may reach the point where you’re ready to escape the summer crowds and when that happens Verona should be your first stop. I loved Verona and I think all my fellow solo female travelers should put a Verona Day Trip in their Italy itinerary. So after your day in Venice head over to Verona and use this guide to figure out what to do and how to get there.
Planning on seeing more of Italy? Check out the Two Week Solo Travel Italy Itinerary for more information on where to go while in this beautiful country.
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How To Get There
Getting from Venice to Verona by train is quick and easy. A one-way trip from Venezia S. Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova costs between 14.90€ – 16€. The trip only lasts 1 hr and 10 mins and then you’ll find yourself in one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
If you want to save a little money you can catch a bus to Verona instead. Depending on your specific pick-up and drop-off locations you can swing round-trip tickets for as low as 10€. The trip one-way can last anywhere from 1 hr 20mins to 1 hr 45mins.
What To Do on Your Verona Day Trip
Arena di Verona
The Arena di Verona is one of the best conserved Roman amphitheaters. It was built in the first century AD and not only is it an amazing bit of history but it’s also a venue for summertime operatic performances and other musical events. If you’re a history buff like me you’ll enjoy taking a tour through the amphitheater and listening to your guide explain how it was built so many centuries ago and survived through time and earthquakes.
Museo di Castelvecchio
I didn’t know about the Museo di Castelvecchio before I came to Verona. I was just wandering around, saw it, thought ‘that looks cool’ and went in. Castelvecchio itself is a beautiful old castle now filled with a bunch of religious paintings and other artifacts like armor and lances.
Nice, but what really drew me was the magnificent view of the river you are treated to when you cross the castle’s bridge. The best part about wandering blindly through a city without a clue is that you usually stumble on something amazing that you otherwise would never have seen and, lucky me, I stumbled on Castelvecchio. You should too. You won’t regret it.
Casa di Giulietta
The Casa di Giulietta is an ode to Shakespeare and his famous story about a couple of dense, love-sick teenagers. Now, let’s be real. The spot is a tourist trap. It’s overrun with strange people feeling up a statue and groping its boob. And, I admit, there really aren’t many good reasons to pay to see the home of a fictional character. But still, I went to Giulietta’s Casa and I put it on this list. Why? Because it’s a cute spot where you have a chance to learn a little about what life was like in medieval Verona and you can take a picture with one of the most famous characters in literary history. And you can do so without getting handsy.
- Never leave your bags unattended.
- Keep the expensive jewelry at home. Or nice and safe in your hostel or hotel.
- Be careful in crowds. Pickpockets do their best work in mobs of people so be alert and keep your things in an anti-theft bag. An anti-theft bag will secure your zippers so that thieves can’t slide them open while you’re distracted.
- For more solo female travel tips read Safety Tips for Solo Female Travel and Solo Female Travel Safety Items.
Good luck on your Verona Day Trip and Happy Travels!