Verona is a historic city in the north east of Italy which is most well known as the setting of Shakespeare’s tragic story of Romeo & Juliet (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene) which has inspired couples and singles to visit for hundreds of years. Thankfully, the city is not as tragic as its most famous story and is instead a wonderful place to visit for a weekend as it is generally a quieter tourist destination. Come for the romance, fall in love with the food and stay for the architecture.
There’s plenty to keep you busy on a weekend and that of course includes heading out with your camera to find some of the most photogenic spots in Verona. Use this guide to find the perfect spots around the city and get ready to make your friends and followers fall in love with Verona ♥️
1. Casa di Giulietta
The most iconic spot in Verona has got to be the Case di Giulietta (Juliet’s House). It’s free to enter the courtyard and snap a photo of the famous balcony but make sure to come early, as soon as it opens for a crowd free photo. This spot becomes very busy as you can imagine and it’s a very small space so once the crowds come it can be difficult to take your perfect photo. Of course this is not Juliet’s actual house (she’s a work of fiction so that would be impossible!) but it’s a fun place to visit and if you pay to go inside you’ll see how people in Verona would have lived in the past. It’s also the filming location for the 2010 rom com Letters to Juliet.
2. Steps of Torre dei Lamberti
The Torre dei Lamberti stands out 84m high above the skyline of Verona as the tallest building in the city. Before you head up the tower (see 3) make sure to pose on the beautiful steps that lead up to the entrance (once you have your ticket). The rich terracotta and peach brickwork make a fantastic backdrop.
3. View of Verona from Torre dei Lamberti
As mentioned above, the Torre dei Lamberti is the highest point in Verona and of course the views from the top are incredibly beautiful. I’ve been up here twice and both times the view has blown me away. On a clear day, the view stretches on over the orange rooftops and over the tops of church spires to the mountains in the distance.
Make sure you photograph Verona from all points of the look out and stay here a while watching life going on below!
4. Piazza Bra
Piazza Bra is a wonderfully characterful corner of Verona where beautifully coloured buildings line the cobbled piazza with ornate lamps and balconies to add some more details to your photograph.
5. Via Scudo di Francia
Verona has beautiful historic streets to explore and this is a fantastic way to spend some time in the city. My favourite to photograph is Via Scudo di Francia which we stumbled across on a stroll through the streets – the best way to find a favourite spot!
Castelvecchio translates to Old Castle and has an interesting museum with some incredible artwork and sculptures. The bridge that connects the castle to the other side of the river is an impressive fortified structure and with its orange arches makes an interesting photo op.
7. Ponte Pietra
The Adige River runs through Verona and the most picturesque spot is from Ponte Pietra with the lovely view above to admire. On a sunny day the water glows green against the soft yellow & orange tones of the buildings along the riverside. After snapping your photo, head back across to enjoy a glass of prosecco by the riverside at Terrazza Bar Al Ponte (you can see the canopy in the photo above).
8. Piazzale Castel S. Pietro
Another fantastic viewpoint to enjoy in Verona is from Piazzale Castel S. Pietro where you can spy the beautiful Torre dei Lamberti as well as Ponte Pietra. It’s a pretty steep (but short) walk from the banks of the river up to the hill fortress but the views you’ll be rewarded with are well worth it for the ‘gram!
9. Piazza Delle Erbe
Piazza Delle Erbe is Verona’s main square and it is a great place to get your camera out because there are so many angles to capture. Beautiful buildings surround the Piazza as well as incredible little details like the Colonna Antica picture above. There is usually a market here to snack on some fresh fruit or to find a souvenir to take home – perfect!
10. The Arena
As many Italian cities, Verona has remains of the Roman Empire throughout today’s city that acts as a link through Italy’s past to present as it is still used for events today. The Arena makes an impressive Instagram shot (particularly at sunset if you’re lucky enough to get a good sky!).