Verona city layout

The major neighborhoods, streets, squares, and landmarks of Verona

Verona lies alongside the banks of the S-shaped Adige River.

As far as the average visitor is considered, nearly everything of interest—with the exception of the Teatro Romano—is found in the Città Antica, or centro storico on the south side of the river’s loop; there’s no site that cannot be easily and enjoyably reached by foot. 

The massive and impressive ancient Roman amphitheater, the Arena, sits at the southern end of the city’s hub in the airy cafe-ringed Piazza Brà. The piazza is linked by the popular Via Mazzini pedestrian thoroughfare to the Piazza delle Erbe and its adjacent Piazza dei Signori. The grid of pedestrian-only streets between are lined with handsome shops and cafes and make up the principal strolling and window-shopping destinations in town. 

Slightly out of this loop (though still an easy walk) is the Basilica di San Zeno, west of the Arena, and Juliet’s Tomb, in the Cittadella neighborhood south of the Arena (only die-hard Juliet fans will appreciate the trek here).

Both the train station and the Fiera di Verona conference center are located in the southern part of town, south of Cittadella and just beyond the Porta Nuova.

The old center of Verona, between Piazza Brà and the Adige River

 
Citadella
Verona

The area of Verona just S of Piazza Brà

 
San Zeno
Verona

A district of Verona on the S bank of the river W of the Città Antica (across a bend in the Adige)

 

The area of Verona just N of the Adige River

 
 

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