Who’s eager to start this guide on where to stay in Verona? Welcome, cari amici!
I am from Verona and I am so happy you are going to visit my town! I have prepared a nice breakdown of 6 tourist-friendly areas and explained the general vibe of each so that you also feel at home.
In a nutshell, the Historic Centre is the best area to stay in Verona as that’s where you’ll find the most exciting attractions and fabulous hotels!
However, the fun doesn’t stop there, I also compared pretty much all the accommodation options in the city and hand-picked the best rated ones for you for each budget so everyone can choose something that suits them!
Everything is sorted by price, so you can pick your favorite super quick and be minutes away from booking your holiday!
All you need to do is make sure you book your hotels in advance! Romeo and Juliet’s “birthplace” is super popular, and everything sells out months in advance!
If you are in a hurry
Here are the best hotels in the Old Town of Verona:
- If you are in a hurry
- 1. Historic Centre (Città antica) – best to stay in Verona for first-timers
- 2. Porta Nuova – best place to stay near the train station
- 3. Veronetta – best place to stay in Verona on a budget
- 4. Borgo Trento – where to stay in Verona for families
- 5. San Zeno – where to stay for an authentic experience
- 6. Verona Fiere – where to stay in Verona for events
- FAQs about where to stay in Verona
Watch my video, it will give you a visual explanation of all the areas:
Here’s a map that will help you visualize all the areas to stay in Verona that I will be talking about in this post:
1. Historic Centre (Città antica) – best to stay in Verona for first-timers
Colorful buildings with small balconies, historic buildings dating back to the Renaissance, and the smell of fresh-baked pizza will make you fall in love with the romantic Historic Centre!
Verona’s old town is the perfect area for you if you’re traveling here for the first time or maybe just for a weekend. It has all the main attractions, and most of them are within walking distance, so you can easily get around.
The most important sight in Città Antica is surely Juliet’s House and its famous balcony!
NOTE: You can only buy tickets online only for Casa di Giulietta and it costs €6.
Although Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet may be fictional, the 2 families did exist, and their rivalry was based on a true story!
Similar to other places in Italy, Verona is filled with historical buildings and sites from Roman times.
Piazza Delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, and Arena di Verona (Roman amphitheater) are just some of the fabulous places that you must see when you visit Verona’s Città Antica !
I would also add in that “things to do in Verona list” the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare and Basilica di Santa Anastasia which have stunning architecture and such impressive frescoes! If you want to see Verona’s best view, climb up the Torre dei Lamberti (map) and be amazed at the sight of the piazza and the whole Historic Center!
Get the royal treatment at this hotel with a central location in Verona! I just love the traditional wallpaper in the spacious rooms with large windows! You can relax in the spa center of this elegant historic building and enjoy a delicious Italian-style breakfast in your room before you go and explore Verona!
Other accommodation options in Historic Centre
I love the modern design of this place located in the heart of Verona that has beautiful spacious rooms and a hot tub
One of the best hotels in Verona with a modern room, city views, air conditioning, and self-catering facility
A friendly private apartment with a convenient location that has free wifi, a kitchen and a cozy room
I know it’s so annoying to plan a trip at the last minute and discover that all the great lodging options are taken! When it’s such a popular area, all the best hotels sell out super fast, so here are some other great hotels if you missed the ones above!
- Luxury: NH Collection Palazzo – Here’s a dog-friendly hotel in the Historic Center (perfect for a honeymoon) that has rooms with pastel-coloured walls and a spa tub.
- Mid-range: Lady Verona Residence – Such a lovely place set in a historic building that comes with chic rooms and a terrace.
- Budget: Daydreaming House – A cozy place that has comfortable rooms with a balcony and a great city view.
- Airbnb: Balconi su Piazza Erbe – This cool apartment has a vintage look and a kitchen and a balcony.
Things to do in the Historic Center
- Visit Juliet’s House Museum and its famous balcony
- Go shopping in Piazza Delle Erbe
- Admire the architecture of Church of Santa Anastasia
- Admire the architecture of Palazzo Bevilacqua
- Enter the city from the Porta Borsari
- Visit Romeo’s House in Verona
- Take a picture of the Colonna di San Marco
- Enjoy the most amazing view from Torre dei Lamberti
2. Porta Nuova – best place to stay near the train station
Porta Nuova (also known as Citadella) is located south of the Historic Centre and is perfect for any traveler who wants to take some day trips and visit other places in Italy. Otherwise, it is still a great area because it is only 15-20 minutes walking from Citta Antica.
The main train station is located here, making it easy for tourists to head to nearby cities like Venice, which is 2 hours away!
Combining the traditional 16th-century Renaissance architecture with the urban buildings and restaurants, Porta Nuova is also great if you want to have fun at night in the bars after a day of sightseeing!
You can head to Ostinati and order a glass of wine, some pasta, or other delicious Italian dishes and enjoy the vibe!
Here, you can also continue your Romeo and Juliet adventure and visit another iconic site: Juliet’s Tomb, which is set inside The Fresco Museum that also has some gorgeous frescoes from the Middle Ages.
The path leading up to the tomb is so special! It tells the story of one of the most popular couples in the world through 11 bronze statues.
Another great perk about Porta Nuova is its proximity to Borgo Roma, a small residential area that’s packed with hip cafes and bakeries! I would definitely head there for my morning coffee and pastry run!
Make sure you book quickly for the budget and luxury hotels in Verona, Porta Nuova so you can get the best deals! It’s a popular area filled with tourists so you better get started!
Hotel Trieste has a colorful modern design and is one of the best places to stay in Verona, Porta Nuova. You can have your coffee on the balcony of your room and then head downstairs for a delicious Italian breakfast. This boutique hotel has a friendly shared lounge area where you can relax before going out and enjoy the historic sights in Italy!
Other accommodation options in Porta Nuova
This hotel offers modern rooms with a chic design, a complimentary breakfast, and spa services
Stay in Verona in the best rooms that are convenient for budget guests, with a great terrace and free wifi
A great apartment located in Porta Nuova with perfect sights of the city, two rooms, a balcony, and air conditioning
Things to do in Porta Nuova
- Learn new things about Romeo & Juliet story at Juliet’s tomb in Verona
- Admire the Italian architecture of the Porta Nuova city gate
- Visit the Chiesa della Santissima Trinità Porta Nuova
- Head to Porta Nuova Station and take a day trip
- Admire the architecture of the San Luca Church
- Check out the indies stores in the nearby Borgo Milano area
- Spend hours exploring Castelvecchio Museum
3. Veronetta – best place to stay in Verona on a budget
Veronetta is located east of the city center of Verona, Italy, and is connected by several bridges, but the Ponte Pietra is probably the best one!
This area is a nice place to stay for travelers visiting the city on a budget. There are many students in Veronetta as the University is located here, and you will find plenty of affordable accommodation options and a lively atmosphere. Aaaand, for this reason, it is also a great area for nightlife.
The small, narrow streets are home to a couple of colorful villas, bars, restaurants, and shops, all located within walking distance of one another.
Make sure you explore the area and climb up the hill to the 19th-century San Pietro Castle, built by the Austrians. Although there isn’t much left of this historical landmark, you’ll love the epic view over Verona, Italy.If you need a break from the city atmosphere, head to the Giusti Garden and take a relaxing walk in this beautiful place, dating back to the 1400s. It represents the Italian style perfectly, and you can visit the apartment located in the villa here, which has an incredible interior design.
One of the best luxury hotels in Verona to stay on a budget that’s located just a short walk away from the attractions! All the rooms come with a private bathroom, and they are super modern. You can start your day by having a delicious Italian breakfast and then go and explore Verona, Italy!
Other accommodation options in Veronetta
This Verona hotel offers cozy rooms with balconies, a complimentary breakfast, and a garden
One of the best budget hotels in Verona that has lovely rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom
Drink your morning coffee on the balcony of this lovely room located in a Veronetta building that has a kitchen
Things to do in Veronetta
- Take a stroll in the Giusti Garden
- Cross the Ponte Pietra to the city center
- Climb up the hill to see Castel San Pietro
- Visit the Natural History Museum
- Walk around an old Roman Theatre
- Learn new things at the African Museum
4. Borgo Trento – where to stay in Verona for families
This area is a great place to stay in the city if you’re traveling with the whole family!
Located just north of Verona’s Historic Center across the Adige River and Ponte di Castelvecchio (also known as Ponte Scaligero), Borgo Trento is a quiet neighborhood that everyone (especially those with toddlers will love)!
Borgo actually means “village” in Italian and it would refer to the villages set outside of the city’s walls!
This beautiful, green residential area has lots of great places that you can visit, from an open-air museum to a family friendly public park, where you can enjoy relaxing walks!
Its streets are filled with great bakeries, stores, and Italian restaurants located within walking distance of one another.
Here, you can take the kids out to play at Parco Cesare Lombroso! Get a blanket, sit on the grass, and make a cute little picnic!
Also, if you’re in the mood for some hiking, you can climb the hill up to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and see the most amazing view of Verona and maybe visit the church that’s right at the top!
The perfect place for a family holiday in Verona! This hotel offers spacious apartments that come with comfortable rooms with a private terrace! Each morning you can enjoy a complimentary Italian breakfast and then play some table tennis with the kids, chill in the garden, or swim in their pool!
Other accommodation options in Borgo Trento
This hotel in Verona is great for families as it offers big rooms, a kitchen and a flat-screen Tv
A popular budget hotel with a great location in Verona that has rooms for families, free wifi, and a delicious breakfast
A cute apartment that offers a lot of space for the whole family, a kitchen and free Wi-Fi
Things to do in Borgo Trento
- Have a fun day with the families at Parco Cesare Lombroso
- Catch a sunset at the Castelvecchio Bridge on Adige River
- Visit the Franz Josef I Arsenal Museum
- Walk around the Ponte Garibaldi
- Climb the San Leonardo hill up to the Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes
5. San Zeno – where to stay for an authentic experience
Located west of the city center, San Zeno has such a cool, authentic vibe and is home to many markets and souvenir shops!
The area is organized around the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and it features a lot of 16th-century Renaissance architecture.
You should definitely visit the Basilica as it dates back to the 5th century and see the unique San Zeno Altarpiece made by the Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna, which is so beautiful!
There’s a piazza outside the Basilica, and during the weekend, it’s full of antique shopping spots. I love going to a new place and finding a unique piece of jewelry or a cool book- they make such cool souvenirs!If you want to take a break from all the city activities (I always need one even if I travel to a place as lovely as this one), San Zeno is perfect for that as it’s pretty tranquil and has many spots where you can enjoy il dolce far niente!
One of the best hotels in Verona that has an amazing outdoor swimming pool! I just love the huge garden filled with beautiful flowers! You can enjoy breakfast here in the morning along with the sun rays and the view of the river. The elegant rooms have a traditional Italian design, and the hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.
Other accommodation options in San Zeno
A great place that comes with spacious rooms that have a private terrace and air-conditioning
One of the best places to stay in Verona, San Zeno has family rooms, a lovely terrace, and free wifi
A cozy private room in a San Zeno apartment located in front of the Basilica that has a kitchen and wifi
Things to do in San Zeno
- Visit the Basilica of San Zeno
- Shop for cool souvenirs in the Italy antique market
- Walk around the San Procolo Fortress
- Admire the architecture of the Porta of San Zeno
- Visit the San Bernardino Monastery
6. Verona Fiere – where to stay in Verona for events
This area is located in the southern part of the city and Verona Fiere is actually the name of the event venue located here. The Fiera Verona event venue is located here (map).
If you are coming to the city to attend an exhibition or a wine producer’s event, you will probably want to stay at one of the best hotels in Verona, which are located nearby!
The neighborhood looks very modern and urban, with tons of newly constructed buildings. There are numerous hotels here that range from luxury to budget, designed for people who are coming for conventions and other things.
If you’ve visited Verona before and you don’t want to stay in the heart of the city, then this area is good for you as it’s located a bit further away from the city center.I also recommend staying in this neighborhood if you’re traveling for business and don’t want to lose a lot of time by entering the busy parts of the city.
Rooms with a private hot tub? Sign me up! This amazing hotel offers everything you need for your holiday, including a space to relax, a terrace where you can enjoy your mornings and free Wi-Fi.
Other accommodation options in Verona Fiere
Enjoy the delicious breakfast in this elegant hotel in Verona that has private rooms and a lovely lounge area
An affordable place with modern rooms, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and a terrace
This great apartment comes with a kitchen, a dining area and a courtyard view
Things to do in Verona Fiere
- Attend an event or show at Verona Fiere
- Visit Verona’s city center
- Have a drink and meal at Trattoria Da Fiore
- Visit the Children’s Museum Verona
|👑 Luxury price:
|💵 Mid-range hotel:
|📍 Best area:
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:
|Palazzo Monga Boutique
|🧳 Best mid-range hotel:
|San Giacomo Bed & Breakfast
|👛 Best budget hotel:
FAQs about where to stay in Verona
🏨 What is the best hotel in Verona?
A top choice out of all the hotels in Verona is the Palazzo Monga Boutique located in the historic center! You will feel like royalty in this place in the city, every room is special, and the hotel offers spa services!
🧐 How many days do you need in Verona?
You should stay in Verona between 3 to 5 days, that way you can visit all the important landmarks, have some time to wander around and eat all the yummy food!
🌇 What is the best area to stay in Verona?
The Historic Center of Verona is one of the best places to stay in the city! It’s home to the biggest landmarks like Juliet’s house, the Arena Opera, and to great hotels like Palazzo Monga Boutique.
❓Is Verona nicer than Venice?
Both cities are beautiful! However, Verona can turn out to be cheaper than Venice and also not as crowded!
👩❤️👨 Where to stay in Verona to see Juliet’s balcony?
To see Juliet’s balcony during your stay in Verona, you should book your place at La Corte Di Giulietta hotel, which is located in the same courtyard as the balcony! It’s right opposite it, so you get to see it all day long even after the viewing hours are over.
🔝Is Verona worth visiting?
Absolutely! Verona is a gorgeous place and a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with iconic attractions and so much history!
🚶Is Verona a walkable city?
Yes! You can walk pretty much everywhere in Verona, especially around the city center area where all the attractions are!
🌃 Is Verona safe to walk at night?
Yes, it’s safe to walk around Verona at night, but I would stick to the central areas and avoid secluded, dark alleys!
I bet you’re feeling eager to start this trip already! Especially after reading my guide on where to stay in Verona, in Northern Italy!
It’s such a magnificent holiday destination, they don’t call it for nothing, the “city of love”!
I made sure to add only the most incredible neighborhoods and hotels in each so you can have an unforgettable trip!
The only thing you should worry about is booking your Verona hotels in advance! You probably know how famous these big Italian cities are and everything sells out so early!
If you’re still debating and not sure which hotel you want, let me give you a hand and show you my 2 favorite Verona hotels:
- Palazzo Monga Boutique – get the royal treatment in this hotel housed in a historic building that has a spa center
- San Giacomo Bed & Breakfast – a great place in the Historic Center that has stylish rooms and a terrace
Have an incredible holiday in Verona, and don’t hesitate to drop me any other questions below, I’ll be happy to help out!
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