Welcome to beautiful Verona, Italy! This Northern Italian city is famed for being the home of Romeo and Juliet, close location to Lake Garda and its fair share of pretty piazzas.
In May I took an extremely impromptu trip to the city of star-crossed lovers as I was lucky enough to have a place to stay for free and Ryan Air flights came to around £40 return from London Stansted. I didn’t spend much whilst dotting around Verona either, it’s not a particularly expensive city if you don’t want it to be, and with tons of flights every weekend from the UK, it’s the perfect city for a weekend getaway.
Here are a couple of things I’d recommend doing in the city.
Located within the grounds of the Fondazione Prada is a small cafe designed by the one and only Wes Anderson!
Bar Luce might be a little out of the way compared to how close everything else feels in Milan, but it’s definitely worth a visit.
Views and booze. Two of my favourite things.
Both things are readily available at Milan’s Terrazza Aperol.
Located as close to the Duomo as you can get, the outdoor balcony provides and amazing view over the square and of the Cathedral itself. Plus whatever playlist they had on was absolute fire.
Welcome to Como, a small town paradise located on the aptly named Lake Como in Northern Italy, around 1 hour from Milan by train.
Como is known to be a summer destination, famed for the warmth and crystal clear waters. I visited in February, meaning the town was pretty empty, the hotels deserted, the cloud heavy with fog and rain.
It was weird to say the least.
Navigli is a historic part of Milan, all interconnected by canals. Don’t be thinking of Venice, this place has much more in common with East London than the Grand Canal.
Although, I hear at one point the canals did cause the city to majorly resemble Venice! Maybe if you head further out of the city than we did, as the canals stretch for miles.