Green guide to Verona

Verona is a town rich in art, history and poetry, with its sunny streets it captures the curious and most romantic tourists.

1. What to see in Verona

Mandatory steps are obviously the ones to the historic arena and the Romeo and Juliet house, but not just that! Piazza delle Erbe is a relaxing destination by ancient undeniable charm, even the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore is a destination that you can't miss: a splendid example of Romanesque of North Italy. Three churches in one with a magnificent crypt. Certainly it worth a visit being outside the center and in a quiet area with little traffic.

Verona
Verona, photo by David Schiersner

 

2. Villa Pellegrini and surroundings

In the city center we suggest you, because of particular historical interest, the garden of Castel San Pietro, the Bastions of the Gardens of Spain Mura, Giusti Gardens, and the arsenal gardens. On the outskirts there is the park of Villa Pellegrini Marioni Pullè to Chievo, that of Villa Bernini Buri, the north and south Adige parks. The hills in the north of the city are an excellent natural and scenic value, as well as the system of the small canyon formed by water erosion called vaj: Vajo Borago Vajo Galina, Vajo Mezzane.

Giusti Garden in Verona
Giusti Garden, photo by graham jowett via Flickr

 

3. Flavors and local food

The cuisine of Verona and its province is rich in dishes with Vialone rice IGP, to be enjoyed in good and tasty risottos, for example with the traditional red radicchio DOP. We can't forget that Verona and its territory are areas among the largest producers of high quality wine. Typical dishes of the Veronese cuisine are bollito with pearà, beef accompanied by a sauce made with breadcrumbs, cheese, marrow, broth and black pepper. The gnochhi, a delicious paste made with potatoes, white flour and eggs, served with tomato sauce or with sugar and cinnamon. Then there is the polenta, the typical food of the poor peasants of the Po Valley, which is prepared with corn meal cooked in salted water.

Risotto with radicchio, typical dish of Verona
Risotto with radicchio, photo by Stijn Nieuwendijk via Flickr

 

4. Nature, sports and slow itineraries

The historic center of Verona is entirely restricted traffic. In recent years, the cycle tracks have been increased and now they connect the center with the surrounding areas

Cycling from Verona to Vicenza

From Garda to Verona on bike

Valpolicella, along an itinerary from Garda to Verona
Valpolicella, photo by di Adrian Midgley via Flickr

5. Where to stay in Verona

Around the city there are beautiful organic farm surrounded by nature, where you can sample excellent homemade dishes and local wines, or buy local products, eco-friendly bed& breakfast and hotel in the cuty, that are always careful to reduce their environmental impact.

Visit our website and look for the ecofriendly accommodation that suits you!

 

Cover photo by Lorenzoclick via Flickr

Eco-friendly accommodations

B&B La Casa di Paolo a Verona

Verona (Veneto)

Starting from 80,00 €
Yurta , glamping nell'uliveto

Toscolano Maderno (Lombardia)

Starting from 220,00 €
Agriturismo il Porcellino

Verona (Veneto)

Starting from 80,00 €
Agriturismo Tirtha

Pescantina (Veneto)

Starting from 90,00 €
B&B Villa Beatrice

Verona (Veneto)

Starting from 70,00 €
Agriturismo & AgriCamping Le Nosare

Valeggio sul Mincio (Veneto)

Starting from 79,00 €
Villa di Cazzano - BioLuxury Living

Cazzano di Tramigna (Veneto)

Starting from 80,00 €
Agriturismo Cervano

Toscolano-Maderno (Lombardia)

Starting from 160,00 €
Agriturismo Monte Vento

Valeggio sul Mincio (Veneto)

Starting from 70,00 €
Maso Maroni Luxury Rooms

Verona (Veneto)

Starting from 88,00 €
Relais nel bosco Aunus

Roverè Veronese (Veneto)

Starting from 100,00 €
Carmen de Nella Eco Lodge, 4****

Caprino Veronese (Veneto)

Starting from 75,00 €
Equidistante da Verona e il Garda

Sommacampagna (Veneto)

Il Rovero

Costermano (Veneto)

Starting from 70,00 €
Bio Agriturismo Vojon

Ponti sul Mincio (Lombardia)

Starting from 70,00 €