Travel Blogs from Verona
... on their first night.
Damien, Belinda and Dave Morris-Munns (the adopted son) fly in from Barcelona. No airport pick up, but a 5 litre beer flagon is personally delivered to Arena Dreams apartment by Ernesto himself (the personal touch is what keeps ET in front of the pack).
Joely and Eds fly through a storm (unarranged) at Venice Airport ...
... cheesy Venetian masks, outdated and inefficient 'water buses' and water that smells like a sewer. St Marco square is also, overcrowded with tourists with shops you can't even browse through due to crazy crowds. It also contains an ugly cathedral that we got stooged out of cash to enter the 'museum' aspect of the monstrosity. I was led to believe that the church was open to everybody, for the people, but we had to pay to look at religious ...
... next to a lovely British lady and had a good chat. The
atmosphere was electric and the setting sublime. Eventually the opera started
and it was such a spectacular. Four acts, 3x 20 mins intervals, a cast over 150
people which included singers, dancers, children and horses and donkeys on
stage. The orchestra and the maestro included about another 100 musicians –
Wow! The stage setting in the arena was the best stage setting ...
... ride and had the most entertaining gondola operator. Standing on the bow doing ballet/dance moves, he lost his footing and almost fell in! He was very friendly and made us laugh! Dinner was at a Venetian restaurant beautifully decorated with Murano glass chandeliers. After dinner we strolled through Venice, ...
... and it is still in use for opera performances and concerts. It is built in AD 30 and was almost completely destroyed by earthquake in 1117, but then been rebuilt.
Other famous place in the city is "Piazza Erbe" the square of Erbe, the market venue for over 2000 years. Here is a famous fountain with "Madonna Verona" statue on it. There is a highest tower in Verona called the "Torre di Lanberti", where everyone can climb and take a look from the top.
Well for us, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsVerona Hotel
Hotel Verona in well located for anyone taking a fly-drive holiday. The Hotel has its own parking which may or not be free depending on who you book through. It is located midway along Corso Porta Nuova, a five minute walk from the Arena/ Piazza Bra'. The Hotel was extended a few years ago, and thus you have the possibility of a classic room or modern room. You should specify at booking if you have a preferenceon this. Rooms are clean & tidy, with free Wifi. the breakfast is typical for the region, with self service buffet. The only drawback is the size of the breakfast area, which means some guests must wait at the main desk, and wait to be called when a table is available.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Verona Hotel
Brilliant, Super, Wonderful!
Arrived in Verona and found hotel easily. Hotel situated 3 mins walk from Arena, perfectly located. Staff professional, but very friendly and helpful. Hotel very modern and chic, cool and quiet. The welcome bowl of fruit in the room was a lovely touch. A wonderful spot - excellent value! Spent 3 weeks touring Italy, Switzerland and France - Hotel Verona was our best find!
Verona Short stay Hotel Verona and Trento
Travelled cheaply to Verona via Brescia Airport. One hour by Ryanair bus to Verona. Buy a return ticket for 16 Euros in airport. Had booked Hotel Verona for £80. Delighted with value for money. Clean fresh modern. Fresh bowl of fruit in bedroom.Only minutes away from Arena. Could have walked from station - 15 minutes but took taxi. Around £5. Returned a week later. As price of hotels had gone up booked Hotel Trento (2 star). Just under £80.Not impressed. Very basic.The beds were clean. It had very noisy air conditioning but at least it drowned out any street noise. Just across road from Hotel Verona Towels should have been binned 10 years ago. Threadbare was the understatement. The shower was an open shower in the bathroom. Breakfast was set out on the tables in reception by 10 pm. Rolls, very soft butter, spreads, juice and coffee were added next morning. Couldn't get coffee or drinks from bar at 5pm. Will either return a week earlier or spend on 3 star. No comparison.