Travel Blogs from Verona
... a private ET transfer to Verona and, yep, their complimentary night at the 'mini Jesus'.
So with all the family in place the family week included:
Welcome dinner at Signorvino followed by a night at the opera to see Aida
Drinks at some of the most interesting and historic bars in ...
... let's move on to St Marcos cathedral...here's a shining example of Christianity being built on firm foundations of greed, decadence and oppression. Absolutely awe inspiringly grotesque. Each section has a vast mosaic depicting some scene of misery or angst. Save yourself the $5 admission fee and the half hour wait in line, if you want to see misery and suffering, just walk to the front steps and have a good long stare at the cripples ...
... 8217;t start until 9 pm so we walked looking for a nice place for dinner and we found LA GRIGLIA. We ate outside under large umbrellas and it was a lovely balmy evening. Craig enjoyed his
Roast veal with parmesan cheese, rocket & pine nuts. I had a yummy Basil
Gnocci with zucchini and a nice sauce. The salad and wine were good too. We
walked out to the Arena and it was very crowded. Our seats were excellent –
really close and ...
Arrivederci, Florence! A quick stop in Verona where we saw the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everyone left love notes in the alley leading up to the balcony. The tradition was to write on a band-aid or on the wall itself. From Verona, it was off to Venice!! We took the water taxi over to the ...
... get off stage until just before midnight. A completely different audience to two nights previously. A typical 'folk' crowd in our humble opinion, aged between 20 and 40 generally, and lots of bald heads and wispy beards. (That was just the women). However, a very nice, relaxed and mellow evening, quite the opposite of the next night
Luckily the weather held out and it was a dry evening. We say luckily, because in the previous week we'd had an amount of ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mastino Verona
Not so great
The room we had faced the street and had a small unuseful balcony. The beds were not comfortable and the room was not very clean. I would not stay here again. Mcdonalds is right next door.
We travelled literally all over Italy, and this was the worst place we stayed. The rooms were mediocre , and the staff was the rudest we encountered.
Great Location Without Blowing the Budget
Had a tough time finding ANY hotels near the arena during summer opera season but we were very pleased to have found Hotel Mastino. Location was great, rooms small-ish but clean and with A/C. Staff helpful. A great choice for seeing the best of Verona on a budget.
Great location for reasonable cash
Had quite a search on various websites to find a decent 3-star hotel near the centre of Verona, then found this diamond, only a couple of hundred yards from the Arena.It was reasonably priced at 120 Euros per room. We were put into a recently renovated room, which although situated on a side street on the opposite side of Corso Porta Nuova, a minute's walk from the main hotel, it was spacious and spotlessly clean with great shower, and balcony. A porter helped us with our bags from reception.Breakfast was a good buffet, with the usual selection of cheese, meat, bread, fruit, cereals, cakes etc...