Travel Blogs from Verona
... the island that showed the location of the supermarket. With the map I managed to get lost within three minutes, luckily I had the kids with me, Max looked at me like I was an idiot and took the con. He led through at least 6 alleys and 2 bridges where he gives a “tada” before he even rounds the corner to reveal the supermarket. More impressive still was getting us back to our apartment without retracing his steps through my “lost” section - we got back ...
What a lovely place, oozing architecture and old Venetian style - it was lovely! We drove, it took around 40 mins and headed straight into the tourist area. Parking was limited & after asking (we didn't want another tow truck!) a helpful couple on their moped showed us where to park in the centre. We were right next to the street where it is said that Juliet's balcony is (although I gather the balcony was built in the ...
Verona is a beautiful, wealthy, historical city compact enough to see a lot in just a few days. I, like everyone else, made the pilgrimage to see Juliet's balcony as that is what most people think of when they think of Verona. The absurd part is that while there were two politically opposed families and legends of a tragic love story, Shakespeare was the third person to write the story and is obviously the ...
... spin on climate change, but stuff is happening all over Europe. Any way we waited for a while under umbrellas and in our ponchos, but in the end, we had to leave just after half time. For now the Aida drama had to wait. But outside in Piazza Bra a different drama had been unfolding on the TV sets tuned to the World Cup. 'Mamma mia!' Germany was beating Brazil 7-0, just before full time. The world would definitely never be the same ...
... harbour would be good.... By the time we got back across the lake the wind was now strong, we had taken in a lot of sail and the waves were building. Soon the engine went on and the sails were down and we were heading for home. We had a rather exciting time picking up our mooring buoy but soon a very welcome rib arrived to take us to shore. In fact Charlie stayed aboard to help the boat man moor up ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torcolo Verona
Great Value in an Excellent Location
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.
The Torcolo is a simple hotel that, honestly, does not have any charm or quaintness in its appearance, but that is clean, comfortable and well located.
Our room was large for European standards with a big dresser and plenty of room for our suitcases and walking around. There was a phone. There was also a nice sized bathroom with shower. We did not get the breakfast as we wanted to save money, so we only paid E 90.00 for our double room.
The hotel is located just off of the piazza that is right in front of the arena, so we could easily walk to all of the major sites including the arena, the Castello Vecchio, the church, the gardens, etc. We were also steps from the wonderful main shopping street, and restaurants.
The service was friendly and professional. We received a wake-up call on request, and a cab was called for us to get to the train station.
For the price, this place cannot be beat. I would definitely stay there again.
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 had room 32, which was very romantic, and were told that we had been put in there because we were a young couple (obviously looking like we needed some romance!). The room was immaculate, as was the bathroom, with lovely low windows, and was much bigger then I had expected.
The staff were so helpful and kind, we had a really perfect stay. For breakfast we opted for going out to a cafe, to save money, but I would recommend this anyway as you get to mingle with real Italians on their way to work! What more could you ask for?
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!
A gem in the heart of Verona!
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.