Travel Blogs from Verona
... The first ride I went on was the Colorado Rapids. Mum got sopping wet and so did I. Next I went on this ride where you went up a ramp and then you turned upside-down! I was hanging out of my seat, but I had this harness on which kept me from falling and cracking my head open. It was scary at first then I got used to it. The next ride we went on was a proper ...
Had a quiet day today. We went for another walk into Peschiera.. Then we went and sat in the sun by the lake. Then after lunch we went and sat by the pool...oh god it's exhausting!! Last day though, tomorrow we start the journey towards home. ...
Today we went for yet another boat trip, this time on Lake Garda; we went from Peschiera to Garda..lovely smooth trip to Garda. The market was there (just like ours at home) so we had a wonder round. Then we went to have some lunch; deep fried squid, fish, prawns and we think, octopus...chips and salad - it was delicious! (we had seen someone else eating it in Viareggio and had wanted to try it then) after that we had yet ...
So we are now staying at Camping Cappuccini which is lovely, we have a huge pitch, access to the beach (through a locked gate so site seems a very secure) a bar which has free wi-fi. This site does cost 4 euros a night more, but is so much nicer than Bella Italia. I have to say that Bella Italia is probably a great site for families with young ...
... been destroyed because it has been privately owned. There is a small church just a short walk away from the castle and while they were doing some construction, they discovered wooden coffins that were very well persevered that they believe date 2,000 years ago.
Since the Cinque Terre is a 7 hour drive from Munich, we decided to stop for the night in Verona. We thought this was just going to be ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torcolo Verona
My husband and I stayed at the Torcolo last month based partially on reviews from this site. I am happy to report that we were not disappointed.
I booked this hotel after reading the comments on the TripAdvisor website, and I certainly was not disappointed! My partner was dubious, but agreed as soon as we arrived that the hotel was wonderful, especially for a 2 star. You wouldn't get service and facilities like this for the same price in many destinations.
We spent 8 nights here and Caterina and staff were all terrific. You can't expect much from the facilities for a 2-star hotel, but the location, owner (Sylvia) and staff - especially Caterina made Verona a special place.
Ask Caterina for her favourite restaurants and you can't go wrong. She suggested Al Pompiere and it was so good we spent two meals there.
Children are welcome, and for excellent value, you can't beat Torcolo.
Beautiful place to stay!
Hotel Torcolo is the best place to stay when you are in Verona. We found it years ago and we always return: the staff is friendly and nice, rooms are clean, price is cheap considering that you are right in front of Arena... and cats are welcome too! Hotels like this is what you miss in other Italian towns.
Torcolo is excellent
Torcolo is excellent. Definitely deservers to be more than 2 stars.
Very clean and spacious. One of the very few Italian hotels that actually have double beds instead if two singles side-by-side. Staff speak English and are very helpful.
No Flaws Found
My wife and I stayed at the Torcolo on 10-9-03. We enjoyed the hotel very much. It was clean, friendly, perfectly located, and reasonably priced. We dealt with Caterina, an extremely conscientious front desk employee. Because another Trip Advisor User had commented on problems with Room 14, we asked to see it. Happy to report that the room was fine (no smell and no mold). We look forward to returning.
Friendly and helpful staff
This smallish hotel really near to the Piazza Bra and the Arena has no-frills rooms and the usual facilities, but the staff were friendly and helpful, keen to offer advice and spoke excellent English. See if you can get the deal without breakfast as this adds 20 Euros to the price and is not really worth it!
Only One Flaw
This hotel is a great value. We spent four nights in June 2003. The location is perfect, the staff and management are friendly and helpful, breakfast is good, and the price is reasonable. Cleaniness could be better (the showers were full of mold). The only serious problem is in Room 14, which smells like sewage. My daughter's room next to our's had no sewage smell. The hotel owner insisted the smell was a floor cleaner, but the floor did not smell. Otherwise a great place, I would stay in this hotel again, but not in room 14.
Just about perfect
We stopped here overnight on our way to Lake Garda. I'd booked it based on the other web review, and the Rough Guide recommendation. It was nearly perfect. I would return, and, what's more telling, I would recommend it to my mother.It's right off the Piazza Bra, just steps from the Arena and the best people-watching cafes. The room was larger than I expected, with antique furniture and a large bathroom (shower only in our room). The beds were comfy, and we both had a good night's sleep (though there was some street noise -- narrow streets and Italians on motorbikes).It has a lift.It's central to everything, the owners are friendly and helpful and will give you a map marked up to show you the best places to see. A great value!
My husband and I came across this delightful establishment by accident and since then have been returning on a regular basis for several years. The Torcolo is run by two delightful ladies who make your stay a delight- Signore Diana and Silvia. The hotel is comfortable with a quiet elegance. It is in a wonderful location, literally a few steps from the Arena, and close to all other attractions. Verona is a safe city, in which I love to wander, and is a short drive or train trip from other fascinating towns of the Veneto such as Vicenza, Padova and is a wonderful base to visit Venice from. The ladies and friendly staff at the Torcolo are always ready to advise and assist you. I had to think twice about writing this, in case our little 'find' became too popular- it certainly deserves to be.