Verona is a town located in Northern Italy, well-known for being the place where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet’s story occurred. Even though it was fictional, many attractions are dedicated to Romeo and Juliet and draw thousands of tourists every year.

However, as Verona gets really crowded, especially during the holidays, it can be tough to find the right place to stay.

This is the reason why I have decided to create this guide on where to stay in Verona.

After reading it, YOU will be the expert on where to stay in Verona and will be able the right accommodation to fit your taste and budget.

Let’s dive in. This is my guide on where to stay in Verona.

Quick Answers – Where to Stay in Verona

  • Where to stay in Verona your first time – Historic Centre
  • Where to stay in Verona on a budget – Veronetta
  • Best area to stay in Verona for nightlife – Porta Nuova
  • Coolest place to stay in Verona – San Zeno
  • Best neighbourhood to stay in Verona for families – Borgo Trento

In a hurry? Here’s my top neighborhood for first timers:

FIRST TIME IN VERONA

Historic Centre

The Historic Centre is the historic heart of Verona. This is where you will find all of Verona’s top touristic sights, and is thus the best neighbourhood to stay if you are visiting the city for the first time.

PLACES TO VISIT:
  • Head to the Piazza dell Erbe and look at the fountain of Madonna Verona, the symbol of the city
  • Climb up the Torre di Lamberti for great views of the medieval city
  • Visit the house and balcony of Juliet

Where to Stay in Verona

Best Hostel in Verona – The Hostello

The Hostello is located in the Veronetta neighbourhood of Verona. In a modernly furnished 4-storey building, it offers single beds in mixed and female-only dormitory rooms. Each dorm room has its own bathroom, and linen and towels are included. The hostel has a nice outdoor garden and a communal kitchen.

If The Hostello is full, there a couple more hostels in Verona worth checking out as well.

Best Airbnb in Verona – Charming flat with balcony

This charming flat, in the heart of the historic centre of Verona, is the perfect home for your first time in the city. The apartment is located in a traffic restricted area, which means that you can only reach it by foot but it’s also very calm and quiet. The Airbnb itself is well equipped and bright. You’ll also have a little balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee.

Best Budget Hotel in Verona – Shakespeare Room

Shakespeare Room is a cosy hotel located in the centre of Verona. The rooms are modernly furnished and fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a balcony and a flat-screen TV with international channels. A free Wifi connection is available everywhere in the hotel.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Verona – Palazzo Fracastoro

The Palazzo Fracastoro is one of my favourite hotels in Verona. It is located in the Porta Nuova neighbourhood in the heart of the city. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a seating area and a balcony. In the morning, guests can enjoy a good breakfast.

Verona Neighborhood Guide

FIRST TIME IN VERONA
Historic Centre, Verona
FIRST TIME IN VERONA

Historic Centre

The Historic Centre is the historic heart of Verona. This is where you will find all of Verona’s top touristic sights, and is thus the best neighbourhood to stay if you are visiting the city for the first time.

ON A BUDGET
Veronetta, Verona
ON A BUDGET

Veronetta

The Veronetta neighbourhood is located on the eastern bank of the river Adige, on the other side from the Historic Centre. It is a lively neighbourhoods populated with students, immigrants and families.

NIGHTLIFE
Porta Nuova, Verona
NIGHTLIFE

Porta Nuova

Porta Nuova is an area located just south of the historic centre of Verona. It is a convenient place to stay as it keeps you close to all the main attractions of the city.

COOLEST PLACE TO STAY
San Zeno, Verona
COOLEST PLACE TO STAY

San Zeno

The neighbourhood of San Zeno is located a bit further away from the historic centre of Verona and is organised around the Basilica of San Zeno. It boasts a great architectural mix of 16th century Renaissance style and more modern creations.

FOR FAMILIES
Borgo Trento, Verona
FOR FAMILIES

Borgo Trento

The Borgo Trento neighbourhood is located just north of the historic centre of Verona, across the river Adige. It is close to all the main attractions while being in a quieter area, which is ideal for families.

Verona is a charming city located in the north of Italy, with a rich history. Remains of the Roman and Renaissance times can be found everywhere in Verona, making it a perfect place to explore for history lovers. In addition, Verona is the city where Shakespeare located several of his plays, including the world-famous Romeo and Juliet. Although the story was fictional, many buildings have been recreated in the city.

The Historic Centre is where most of Verona’s attractions are located. For that reason, it is the best neighbourhood to stay for your first trip to Verona. It boasts great architecture, beautiful piazzas, and is full of history. There, you will also find the house of Juliet, with its famous balcony.

Just south of the historic centre is the neighbourhood of Porta Nuova. The architecture around this area dates back to the Renaissance era, in the 16th century. The area has a good number of bars and is close to the centre of town, making it a good place to stay if you like nightlife.

San Zeno is tucked away a bit farther from the centre. As a result, it is quieter and more peaceful. It blends architectural styles with the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and modern times living by side by side. On weekends, antique markets are organised.

On the other side of the River Adige, Veronetta is a mixed and lively neighbourhood. There, you will find a lot of life thanks to the many students. It is an up and coming neighbourhood, but remains cheaper than other areas of town.

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5 Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Verona

At this point, you may still feel confused about where to stay in Verona. Don’t panic! We will now take a look at the 5 best neighbourhoods to stay in Verona in more detail.

#1 Historic Centre – Where to stay in Verona your first time

The Historic Centre is the historic heart of Verona. This is where you will find all of Verona’s top touristic sights, and is thus the best neighbourhood to stay if you are visiting the city for the first time.

At the centre of the Historic Centre is the Piazza dell Erbe. It is the oldest square in Verona and it stands where the old Roman forum used to be. Take a look at the Madonna Verona, the symbol of the town, standing above the fountain. It was created in 380. In a corner, the Torre di Lamberti is open to the public. Climb up to the top to get incredible views over the piazza and the Historic Centre.

Make sure to go see the house of Juliet with her famous balcony as well. The house was actually built in the 14th century and was bought from a family by the city of Verona to create the attraction. The courtyard is covered in small love notes left by visitors.

Historic Centre, Verona

Things to see and do in Historic Centre

– Head to the Piazza dell Erbe and look at the fountain of Madonna Verona, the symbol of the city

– Climb up the Torre di Lamberti for great views of the medieval city

– Visit the house and balcony of Juliet

Best Hostel in Historic Centre – Alloggio Cristina

The Alloggio Cristina is a nice budget guest house in the historic centre of Verona. It offers private rooms sleeping up to 4 people with a shared bathroom. In the morning, a continental breakfast is served. Guests can also enjoy the use of a communal kitchen. A free Wifi connection is provided.

Best Airbnb in Historic Centre – Charming flat with balcony

This charming flat, in the heart of the historic centre of Verona, is the perfect home for your first time in the city. The apartment is located in a traffic restricted area, which means that you can only reach it by foot but it’s also very calm and quiet. The Airbnb itself is well equipped and bright. You’ll also have a little balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee.

Best Budget Hotel in Historic Centre – Casa Panvinio

The Casa Panvinio is located in a restored mansion along the river Adige in the historic centre of Verona. Is offers boutique style accommodation with rooms fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom and soundproofing. Pets are welcome in the hotel and guests can make tea and coffee for free.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Historic Centre – Residanza Cantore

The Residanza Cantore offers elegant rooms in the centre of Verona. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a flat screen TV with cable channels and soundproofing. The rooms also have a seating area with a sofa bed. A good breakfast is served in the morning.

#2 Veronetta – Where to stay in Verona on a budget

The Veronetta neighbourhood is located on the eastern bank of the river Adige, on the other side from the Historic Centre. It is a lively neighbourhoods populated with students, immigrants and families.

Veronetta communicates with the Historic Centre thanks to several bridges, the most interesting of which is the Ponte Pietra, which means the stone bridge. While the original bridge was built by the Romans, it had to be reconstructed after World War II as retreating German troops blew it up in 1945.

The Castel San Pietro, located on top of a hill, was built by the Austrians during the 19th century. Today, what remains is mostly ruins, by it is a place not to be missed because of the magnificent view you can get over the city from the top.

Finally, fro a green rest from the city, take a stroll in the Giusti Garden, originally created in 1400. This Italian style garden is absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit.

Veronetta, Verona

Things to see and do in Veronetta

– Cross the river on the Ponte Pietra

– Visit the Castel San Pietro and get to the panoramic terrace for a great view

– Take a stroll in the Giusti garden

Best Hostel in Veronetta – The Hostello

The Hostello is located in the Veronetta neighbourhood of Verona. In a modernly furnished 4-storey building, it offers single beds in mixed and female-only dormitory rooms. Each dorm room has its own bathroom, and linen and towels are included. The hostel has a nice outdoor garden and a communal kitchen.

Best Airbnb in Veronetta – Low budget apartment

This apartment is more than just affordable. Perfectly situated in the more calmer area, but still in walking distance to the main attractions and historic centre. You’ll have a whole apartment to yourself, which can accommodate up to 4 people – you can even bring some friends. The host is known for giving great advice on where to go or what to do in Verona as well.

Best Budget Hotel in Veronetta –  Piano Tre

The Piano Tre is a nice guesthouse in Veronetta. It offers modernly decorated rooms with wooden furniture fitted with a private bathroom, air conditioning, soundproofing and a flat-screen TV with international channels. The staff is very friendly and ready to help with any question you may have during your stay.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Veronetta – Giardino Giusti House

The Giardino Giusti House offers classically decorated rooms with apparent beams. Each room is fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom and air conditioning. In the morning, guests can enjoy a very good breakfast directly in their room and order some fresh croissants. A free Wifi connection is available.

#3 Porta Nuova – Best area to stay in Verona for nightlife

Porta Nuova is an area located just south of the historic centre of Verona. It is a convenient place to stay as it keeps you close to all the main attractions of the city. This is also where the main train station of Verona is located.

To live the story of Romeo and Juliet again, head to the tomb of Juliet. It is surrounded by a museum and, in the alley leading up to the tomb, 11 bronze statues retracing the story of the two lovers. It is said that this is the place where they got married and is now the place where Juliet is resting.

On the bank of the river Adige, the Castelvecchio displays all the mastery of medieval architecture in Verona. Nowadays, the red brick building is home to beautiful art collections including sculptures, paintings and ceramics.

In the Porta Nuova neighbourhood, you can also find many bars to go have a fun night out with friends.

Porta Nuova, Verona

Things to see and do in Porta Nuova

– Visit Juliet’s tomb and relive the story of Romeo and Juliet

– See a jewel of medieval architecture at Castelvecchio

– Spend a night out with friends at a bar

Best Hostel in Porta Nuova – B&B Cittadella

The B&B Cittadella offers comfortable private rooms with a shared bathroom in the Porta Nuova area. Linen, towel, a city map and breakfast are included in the price of the room. Each room is fitted with air conditioning. The B&B has laundry facilities and luggage storage.

Best Airbnb in Porta Nuova – Modern designer apartment

Wanting to experience the nightlife of Verona? Then this place is the right for you. Located right in between the historic centre and the main railway, you’ll be close to everything without having to stay in a loud neighbourhood. The apartment is big and has a great kitchen, so you can even bring some friends along or have a nice dinner before going on a night out.

Best Budget Hotel in Porta Nuova – Shakespeare Room

Shakespeare Room is a cosy hotel located in the centre of Verona. The rooms are modernly furnished and fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a balcony and a flat-screen TV with international channels. A free Wifi connection is available everywhere in the hotel.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Porta Nuova – Palazzo Fracastoro

The Palazzo Fracastoro is one of my favourite hotels in Verona. It is located in the Porta Nuova neighbourhood in the heart of the city. The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a seating area and a balcony. In the morning, guests can enjoy a good breakfast.

#4 San Zeno – Coolest place to stay in Verona

The neighbourhood of San Zeno is located a bit further away from the historic centre of Verona and is organised around the Basilica of San Zeno. It boasts a great architectural mix of 16th century Renaissance style and more modern creations.

The main attraction around is the Basilica di San Zeno, the real heart of the neighbourhood. Originally built in the 5th century in Roman style, the basilica has three storeys and was enlarged at the end of the 11th century. Inside, visitors can admire the San Zeno Altarpiece created by Andrea Mantegna.

During the weekend, an antique market takes place on the piazza outside the basilica. There, you will be able to find anything second hand, from jewellery to furniture to books. Shop around for some unique Italian souvenirs!

If you feel like exercising, head to the park where you will find a fitness trail. Locals like to come here to relax and spend some time in greenery. During the summer, you can have a picnic in the sun.

San Zeno, Verona

Things to see and do in San Zeno

– Visit the San Zeno basilica

– Do some exercise in the park

– Wander around the antique market on a Sunday

Best Hostel in San Zeno – Verona Bottego Guest House

The Verona Bottego Guest House is a large apartment where guests can rent a total of 6 private bedrooms with a shared bathroom. While staying at the guesthouse, visitors can also enjoy the use of a common living room and a balcony. A breakfast option is available in the morning.

Best Airbnb in San Zeno – Small but unique flat

San Zeno is one of the coolest areas in Verona, but this Airbnb is just as cool. Yes, it might be a bit small, but it was designed incredibly functional. You’re not missing any amenities, everything seems to be in the perfect place and you’ll feel instantly comfortable. The whole flat is bright and modern. Perfect for single travellers or a couple.

Best Budget Hotel in San Zeno – LeNotti Verona

LeNotti Verona is one of the best bed and breakfasts in Verona. Located close to the basilica, it offers modernly decorated rooms fitted with a private bathroom, free Wifi access and a flat-screen TV with international channels. In the morning, an Italian breakfast is served and savoury items can be cooked on request.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in San Zeno – Residence Antico San Zeno

The Residence Antico San Zeno is located in a quiet street in San Zeno. It is possible to rent a room fitted with a double bed and a shared bathroom or the whole apartment with two bedrooms. A free Wifi connection is available in the whole property. An airport shuttle is available on request.

#5 Borgo Trento – Best neighbourhood to stay in Verona for families

The Borgo Trento neighbourhood is located just north of the historic centre of Verona, across the river Adige. It is close to all the main attractions while being in a quieter area, which is ideal for families.

The kids can have a fun day out at the Campo Giochi Per Bambini. There, you will find some swings, a carousel and a paddling pool which can be used during the summer. There is also lots of grass where you can have a picnic or a snack from the little snack bar.

If you are up for the walk, climb the hill up to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes to get one of the best views over the city. Inside the chapel, the stained glass work is worth noting.

Borgo Trento, Verona

Things to see and do in Borgo Trento

– Look at the scenic views of the city from the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

– Take the kids for a day out at the Campo Giochi Per Bambini

– Enjoy a gelato in the street

Best Hostel in Borgo Trento – Residenza Medici Verona

The Residenza Medici Verona is a guest house located in the heart of the Borgo Trento neighbourhood. It offers single and double rooms with simple decoration and a shared bathroom. Guests can enjoy a shared lounge as well as a free Wifi connection. Some of the rooms have a kitchenette with a microwave.

Best Airbnb in Borgo Trento – Modern family loft

Finding a place to stay for you and your family when travelling can be quite challenging. But don’t worry – we got you! This Airbnb is spacious, accommodates 4 people and has a beautiful living room. The quality kitchen is massive and very well equipped. Both bedrooms are uniquely designed and super comfortable. The surrounding area is family-friendly and you will be close to all of the main attractions.

Best Budget Hotel in Borgo Trento – Terrazze Italiane City Centre

Terrazze Italiane City Centre is a nice bed and breakfast in Borgo Trento. It has nice rooms fitted with a private bathroom, air conditioning, a terrace and a kitchen area. In the morning, the hosts serve a good Italian style breakfast. Pets are welcome to stay at the bed and breakfast.

Best Mid-Range Hotel in Borgo Trento – Arsenale Suites

Arsenale Suites is a bed and breakfast located near the Castelvecchio Bridge and the Arsenale in Borgo Trento. It offers comfortable rooms decorated in retro style and fitted with air conditioning, a private bathroom,  flat screen TV with international channels and free Wifi access. A good Italian style breakfast is served in the morning.

Final Thoughts on Where to Stay in Verona…

Verona is a charming Italian town boasting great architecture, historic buildings and romanticism from Shakespeare’s story Romeo and Juliet.

My favourite place to stay in the city is the Historic Centre, as it is close to all the main attractions in a beautiful medieval and Renaissance setting.

My favourite hotel in Verona is the Palazzo Fracastoro in the Porta Nuova neighbourhood. It has beautiful rooms in a convenient location.

If you are traveling on a backpacker’s budget, The Hostello, a hostel located in Veronetta, is the best choice you can make. The environment is friendly, and the rooms are clean and cosy. In addition, they have a really nice garden!

Have I forgotten your favourite spot in Verona? Let me know in the comments so I can add it to the list!

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