Although most of the focus in the Veneto is (rightly) on Venice, the nearby city of Verona is quite popular in its own right. As the setting for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and home to a stunning Roman arena, there are more than a few reasons to spend more time in Verona than you could do on just a day trip.
The historic center is the most desirable area of the city to stay in, with good reason, but it’s also where hotels will tend to be the most expensive. Luckily, because Verona is so walkable, you can opt for a cheaper hotel that’s not necessarily right around the corner from the arena and still be within an easy walk of all the things you’ll want to do and see. Just be sure to pay attention to where these hotels are on the map, so you don’t end up staying too far away from where you really want to be.