Why Verona, Italy is the Perfect Town for a Couple’s Getaway

Written in collaboration with Mary J

Choosing where and with whom to holiday is always exciting. Getting to research a place and then start to organise the trip is an exciting and thrilling experience that makes the actual trip all the more fun. And although travelling as a family is great, once in a while parents should take a few days to themselves and have a grown-ups only vacation.

The key word in the previous statement is “a few days” so finding a location that can accomodate the amount of time the adults get for their special child free vacation is important. For example, if you’re looking for a destination that fits your timeframe, Verona in Italy has to be your go-to choice.

Verona is the perfect town as it is very romantic, easy to get to, and not as touristy as many other Italian cities. In case you want to learn more about this romantic destination, here are a few other details that might convince you it’s the perfect place to stay. 

Juliets balcony verona italy

In case you are a romantic soul, I’m guessing you might have read a couple of Shakespeare’s famous texts. Even if you haven’t, it’s highly likely you will have heard about the famous “Romeo and Juliet” story based in this beautiful city.  Therefore, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that Verona is home to Juliet’s house, and you can visit it! Take a walk through one of the most romantic houses in the world, and look out from the balcony from where Juliet herself called for Romeo. If you do go, make sure to leave a little love note for the two lovers, legend has it it brings good luck to the couple that leaves it! 

However, if you are not interested in Juliet’s house or her balcony, Verona also has many other historical sites for you to visit. Whether it be the beautiful Duomo, Lamberti Tower, or one of the many other wonderful piazzas, Verona is full of interesting places to visit.

Not to mention, you will definitely want to catch a show at the beautiful Verona opera arena. Home to one of the most wonderful theatres in Italy, Verona has a long list of concerts, shows, and entertainment all year round. Take a stroll through one of the many picturesque streets and then definitely head to the arena for one of the shows- it’ll be a great story to tell everybody back home!

And of course because you’re in Italy, Verona is obviously also known for its great Italian cuisine. Food and wine are a big part of what makes a getaway romantic, and Verona checks that box off of the “getaway requirements weekend” too. Verona specifically is known for it’s great selection of wine as well, which means you might be staring at the wine menu for quite some time when you eat out- I know I was!  It’s a great opportunity to get some local wine advice from your waiter, as they always know what works well with whatever Italian dish you’ve ordered.

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Zena is a 40ish year old Mum with 3 kids and UK travel blogger who is keen to pursue her passion for exploring despite being a busy parent. She’s also partial to coffee and chocolate.


  1. August 28, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Verona is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. September 3, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    It sounds perfect for a couple getaway, we have actually been looking for mini-breaks for our mini-moon after our wedding next summer and this sounds ideal. x

  3. September 6, 2018 / 8:16 am

    We have been to many places in Italy but never Verona… it sounds so romantic. It’s always been a dream of mine to get dressed up and go to the opera. Definitely putting it on my list for our next child-free getaway.

  4. September 9, 2018 / 9:03 am

    I remember visiting Verona for my 18th birthday and it was gorgeous. We went to visit Juliet’s house and they had this beautiful tree and people from all over the world had left notes with their wishes and dreams in them. So special 😍

  5. sarah m
    September 11, 2018 / 3:44 am

    It looks gorgeous. I would love to visit with my partner someday x

  6. September 21, 2018 / 1:25 am

    Traveling is amazing especially in places you always dreamed of. Verona is such a wonderful place to go sights to see, the culture and the food ofcourse

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