Rome Versus Verona!
Rome Vs. Verona – My Experience
This Guest Post has been written by Christina Oliver who writes for Citalia, a company you might find useful when booking your trip to Italy. We aim to be helpful whenever possible! Thanks Christina.
Rome and Verona are two of Italy’s top cities and most popular city break destinations. I have been privileged enough to visit both cities but choosing between the two can be a bit difficult if you are looking for that perfect weekend getaway. I wanted to share a bit about my weekends in both stunning Italian cities and their highlights.
Rome, known most famously for its Roman history and incredible monuments, is a city that I will never get bored of visiting. To me it sums up the real meaning to the word ‘old’. It’s just fascinating! This city offers the visitor all the facilities of delicious cuisine, from high end restaurants to affordable cafes, bars, mix of shops and many attractions. Rome has a wealth of luxury hotels as well as family run convenient bed and breakfasts. Rome also offers the visitor on top of this knowledge and education of its history. The history that I found truly fascinating and just couldn’t get enough of. I have never visited a place of history that I could picture exactly what went on there, for example the games at the Coliseum. A creepy yet incredible place that left me emotional at the thought of the people that lost their lives there in the name of entertainment.
I have listed my top five must see attractions in Rome.
Must See’s in Rome
1 – Coliseum – The greatest amphitheatre in the world.
2 - Trevi Fountain – Stunning and one of the most famous fountains in the world.
3 - Spanish Steps – Most famous steps in Rome and one of the most popular gathering areas in the city.
4 - Vatican City – Home to fascinating museums and the incredible Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.
5 - Roman Forum – One of Rome most important attractions and is a collection of great marble fragments, triumphal arches and temple ruins.
Italy is probably one of the most romantic countries in the world but Verona in my opinion has to be the most romantic of its cities. How could it not be when it’s the backdrop of one of, if not the most romantic love stories of all time. Verona is the home of Romeo and Juliet and some of the highlights of this city include the Casa di Guilietta, Juliet’s balcony. A city great for wondering the cobbled streets, admiring the designer shops and stopping off in its it various piazzas’ and watching the world go by. Home to one of the most important open air theatres in the world, Arena di Verona, if you are travelling over the Opera season, you would be crazy not to enjoy one of the performances.
I have listed my top five must see attractions in Verona.
Must See’s in Verona
1 - Casa di Giulietta – Juliet’s Balcony
2 - Arena di Verona – famous for holding the opera’s in Verona. “The most important open air theatre in the world”
3 – Piazza delle Erbe – Used to be the Verona’s forum during the Roman Empire but is now a lovely Piazza.
4 – Castel San Pietro – Incredible military fortifications standing at the top of a hill overlooking old Verona.
5 – Giardino Giusti –These gardens are some of the most beautiful late renaissance Italian gardens.
Weekend’s in both cities are spent going from one iconic landmark to another, stopping in beautiful piazza’s, watching the world go by after a busy day on your feet and trying local cuisine and wine, all surrounded by some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Both cities offer history, art, culture, romance and a weekend to remember.