Verona has sparked the imagination of writers and tourists alike. See the house, La Casa di Giulietta
, believed to be the home of the tragic heroine of the tale penned by Shakespeare
- Romeo and Juliet. Verona received the designation of being a World Heritage Site
with this criterion: In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period. Verona represents in an exceptional way the concept of the fortified town at several seminal stages of European history.
Feel the history in a lovingly maintained villa for your vacation rental accommodations. Villas are a popular choice for families or a group of friends, with villa rentals offering gracious communal spaces as well as separate private areas and, should you be travelling solo or with a companion, apartments within a villa are a great option.
With its Roman antiquities
- the gateways, bridges, theatre, forum and amphitheatre - as well as its monuments of the Medieval and Renaissance
periods, friezes and frescoes, and ancient Roman inscriptions, you will be delighted by Verona. Verona’s operatic performances are held in the amphitheatre.
What could be better than to learn the Italian language in the city of Verona? Idea Verona
Study Centre is open all year round and offers courses in art, culture and the Italian language.
Choose from a one to four week course. With daily lessons, and field trips with an Art History teacher, history and language will come to life. For an extended stay, vacation rentals are ideal for your holiday accommodation. Stay in an apartment rental in town or a villa rental. Mingle with the locals.
The bridge over the Adige River leads to the Castelvecchio.
The castle was restored - partially by the architect Carlo Scarpa - and now houses a museum. Discover for yourself why Parco Giardino Sigurta
, in nearby Valeggio sul Minico
, is considered to be one of the most beautiful garden parks
in the world with its one-kilometre long Avenue of Roses
leading you to the majestic castle, along with a medicinal herb garden, great lawn and water gardens. The breeze over the waters of Lake Garda
, to the west of Verona, modulates the temperature in this most-pleasant place to visit. Peschiera del Garda
is approximately a 15-minute drive from Verona and its 16th century island fortress and walls are visible today. Heading to the northern part of the lake, Riva del Garda
is 55 kilometres from Verona, located at the southern edge of the Italian Alps near to the Dolomites
. With its two harbours, Riva del Garda is perfect for sailing and windsurfing
and this area is also popular for rock climbing and mountain biking
. Visit northern Italy
in the Veneto region
for an Italian vacation to remember. Book your holiday home accommodations with Owner Direct Vacation Rentals and stay in privately-owned vacation rentals. Pick a vacation home rental by browsing this easy-to-navigate website.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
offers vacation rental accommodation: chalets, condo rentals in town or a condo by the lake for your lodging, historic villa rentals, apartment rentals, cottages in the country or a villa rental by the sea.