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4 Useful Tips on Low-cost Holidays in Verona

Updated on July 31, 2015

Verona is a charming place, which became famous owing to Shakespeare. It still seems that this small city stays in the Middle Ages, and when you are there you realize why the most romantic story of the world took place there.

However, the city is famous not only because of the sad love story. Verona has many interesting places to boast of: the Roman and medieval monuments, numerous churches, palaces, museums and surrounding landscapes.
Read on this article to find out how to make the holidays in this romantic city interesting, delicious and inexpensive!

#1: Smart Sightseeing
Verona Card is a great solution for tourists planning a cognitive pastime in Verona. The holders of this card get an opportunity to visit all the major sights of the city for free, which is especially important in high season, because you needn’t waste your time in lines.

There are two types of Verona Card: the one valid for 24 hours and the one – for 48 hours. The card provides a single visit to each attraction within the period of its validity.

The card gets activated at the time of its first use. During the first visit to any attraction of the city you will get a stamp on your card with the date and time of its activation. On subsequent visits to the other local sights you will need just to present the card at the entrance.

If you purchase one day Verona Card, then you’d better activate it in the morning. Thus, you will be able to make use of the advantages offered by the card for as long as possible.
Verona Card can be purchased almost everywhere – in tourist information centers at the airport, in the ticket offices of the museums, architectural landmarks and churches, and even in tobacco shops, located on the city streets. 24-hours card costs around €18 euros, while 48-hours card costs around €22. Children under seven years of age can visit the sights and museums free of charge.

#2: Cheap lodging in Verona
Verona offers a wide choice of accommodation for budget travelers. Here is a short list of cozy, comfortable and not too expensive hotels in Verona, which boast of a considerable number of positive reviews:

1. Bologna
This hotel is located closely to the famous Arena. The magnificent rooms of the hotel are decorated in a traditional Italian style – elegant parquet floor, beautiful and comfortable furniture, smart lighting system and air conditioning.
Some rooms have a private balcony or terrace with lovely views of a small square. The guests of this great hotel can visit an excellent Rubiani restaurant, which serves traditional Italian and international cuisine.

2. De Capuleti

This cozy three-star hotel is conveniently located in the city‘s historic center. Verona’s main attractions, the railway station and bus stations lie within a short walking distance of the hotel. The modern-style rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The guests of De Capuleti are served delicious continental breakfasts.

3. Relais 900
The cozy and comfortable Relais 900 Hotel is located on a small hill near the city center and offers breathtaking views of Verona. The guests of the hotel are particularly impressed by the atmosphere, which is created by the hospitality of the hosts, by the abundance of greenery on the territory and by the old building itself.

#3: Eateries serving cheap & tasty meals
It is quite difficult to single out Verona’s best restaurants and cafes in terms of price and quality of food. But there’s a general advice on finding budget-friendly and tasty meals in Verona: choose the eateries located away from the historic center, because normally the food there tastes better, and it’s cheaper.
Those who want a quick and inexpensive meal are advised to go to one of the local pizzerias. For example, there’s a nice Ippopotamo pizzeria on Piazza Bra, where you can eat a delicious pizza just for €7-10.

Good and cheap pizza can also be found in Pizzeria Vesuvio located on Corso Sant' Anastasia 20.
If you walk near the old castle Castelvecchio, you can take a rest in the same name café and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee with a piece of cake just for €4.
As for the restaurants in Verona, cheap menu is offered at Osteria Il Bertoldo and La cantina del 15 restaurant. You can have a delicious lunch there just for €20 per person.

#4: Getting around
Verona has a small territory and you can easily explore it by foot. The public transportation of Verona is represented by buses that move around the city by 20 routes. Also there are intercity buses; their service is based on the 8 tariff zones. If you want to save your budget, take some time to figure out the peculiarities of payment in local buses.

You can by bus tickets of several types: single-trip tickets valid 90 minutes, multiple-trips ticket and tickets valid for one day. Pay attention that a day ticket, which is valid until 00:00 costs €4, and you can buy it only in the ticket office. But if you prefer to buy a ticket in a bus you will be offered only a single-trip ticket for €1.5.

In case you want to explore not only Verona, but also to drive with the whole family to Venice, to visit Verona’s shopping outlets, to go to the Lake Garda or any other places nearby it would be a reasonable choice to rent a car at the airport of Verona.

As you see, no matter how big your travel budget is, it doesn’t prevent your stay in Verona from being interesting and comfortable. We hope that the tips from the article will help you to plan the budget of your holidays to Verona wisely and get the most out of your trip!

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