A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy

“The City of Romance”, with its charming streets, history and elegance, left me wanting more…


Via Mazzini Shopping

Heading away from the spectacular arena, and only a six minute walk, awaits Via Mazzini. It is one of the most stunning streets I have ever seen — and also one of the busiest. With so many boutiques lining the road, which is all marble of course (the Italians just love their marble!), you could literally shop until you drop here.

A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy

Villa Mazzini

Via Mazzini was lined with warehouses and barracks until the 19th century. The ground would turn into a mud field when it rained. That was when the city government paved it with marble, and the street rose to such fortune. Modern stores popped up and now on your left you had Burberry and to your right Gucci. Not bad. Nowadays, all the major Italian fashion brands are represented. If you’re looking for the latest in Italian fashion, you’ll find it here.

A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy

The shops on Via Mazzini are on the pricier side, but even if you don’t feel like blowing $20k on a new dress, it’s still a great place to window shop. Walking into one of the stores dedicated to baby’s clothes, wondering what I should buy for my cousins, I headed upstairs and found a sofa with Audrey Hepburn’s face on it. It was a great touch to such a chic store. Each shop presented something unique.


Casa di Giulietta

A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy

Juliet’s statue

Admit it. After watching ‘Letters to Juliet’ starring Amanda Seyfried you couldn’t wait to go on your own adventure in Verona to find your soulmate. If not, watch the movie. It’s an incredibly cute chick-flick that will have you booking your ticket to Verona immediately.

After having yourself a mini shopping spree take a three minute walk towards Casa di Giulietta. Enter through the archway to visit Juliet’s house, which was owned by the family dell Capello and dates back to the 13th century. You will see the original family coat of arms on the wall, however, the balcony was added in the 20th century. Inside the house is a museum, but it’s the bronze sculpture of Juliet in the courtyard that all tourists want to see. Oddly, it’s become ‘a thing’ to rub her right breast for luck. Seriously.

A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy

Love locks at Casa di Giulietta

Make sure to check out the little mailbox by the Casa Di Giulietta merchandise store, where you can write your own letter and (hopefully) receive a reply. If you’ve visited with a loved one, you can purchase a lock and key to place on the gates to the house — a sweet and superstitious gesture. Interestingly, the store allows you to stitch your name into almost anything you purchase, which makes for a super thoughtful and unique gift to bring home with you, which is what I did.

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Reader Discussion: 104 Comments

  1. Avatar of Sheila City

    Loved the tips to Verona! Hope we are allowed to travel again very soon.

  2. Avatar of Ely


    This a very informative post! If I may add, the Scaliger Castle in Villafranca di Verona is a great old fortress definitely worth a visit! Just 20 minutes from Verona. I love it there!

  3. Avatar of Karen Smith

    Karen Smith

    Verona is not the most exciting city to visit compared to all other famous cities in Italy, but it is certainly a chill and relaxing place to spend a day. Lovely to walk, inexpensive food, good for pictures and a colosseum without the crazy crowd in Rome. What more can you ask for in such a small city, Lovely post!

  4. Avatar of LINA


    I was sold at those spots and oh that gelato! They look so romantic I wanna live here! ? I look forward visiting Verona when I visit Italy next year. Thanks for the awesome pics! ?

  5. Avatar of Patty F

    Patty F

    I think the place is overrated, I’d rather go to Venice. ?

  6. Avatar of Jessie Fernande

    Jessie Fernande

    All pictures are really fantastic! Verona is an amazing place to visit in Italy. I really want to go!

  7. Avatar of Rachel Shaw

    I would love to visit Venice and Verona, it’s one of the destination on my travel wish list. Reading your post has made me want to go sooner than later!

  8. Avatar of Nataliya Smith

    Nataliya Smith

    I loved your post! I long to go to Italy, but haven’t made the trip yet. Too many family commitments unfortunately. Your post was really useful though.

  9. Avatar of AMY SPAIN


    Thanks for this article. Now I’m convinced that I should really add this to my travel bucket list.

  10. Avatar of Selli Coaze

    Selli Coaze

    I have always wanted to visit Verona and see the famous Balcony!

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