A full guide to where to stay in Verona, Italy (+ the best areas and places to stay in the historic city centre and near the train station).
Situated on the banks of the Adige River, Verona is one of the most popular cities in northeast Italy. The city is best known for its association with the famous Shakespeare’s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
Although most of tourists visit Verona for its romantic side, the city has so much more to offer. It’s a charming medieval town with gorgeous bridges, Roman ruins and a castle. Don’t forget the mouth-watering Italian food and great wine.
Verona is often combined with Venice, as the distance between them is only 120km. Thus, you can easily explore Venice on a day trip. The journey is a little more than an hour by train. Yet, for an overnight stay (which I strongly recommend), check out where to stay in Venice.
I had only one day in Verona. So I was looking for a place that is close to the major tourist sites and restaurants. I didn’t want to waste any time in transportation. If you’re short on time, like I was, I’d suggest you to stay right in the Historic City Centre.
The Historic City Centre of Verona is the best area to stay for sightseeing, shopping and restaurants.
Most popular hotel in Verona
In a hurry? Trying to find where is the best place to stay in Verona?
Then check out Hotel Milano – it’s the most popular hotel, because of its convenient location right next to Arena.
With almost a maximum rating and more than 5000 reviews, Hotel Milano is the best place to stay in Verona. The hotel features a rooftop bar, a wellness centre and a sun terrace with a hot tub. Private secured parking is also available on site.
Why book – ideal location for sightseeing, private secured parking, rooftop bar, sun terrace with a hot tub
Centro Storico – best area to stay in Verona
The best area to stay in Verona is Centro Storico. Most of the city’s highlights are within the historic city centre and along the Adige River. You’ll be surrounded by historic palaces, Roman ruins and charming piazzas.
Centro Storico is walkable and easy to navigate. You won’t need public transport at all. Getting to the main train station is also easy – just a short walk from the Historic Centre. All the places included in this guide to where to stay in Verona, are perfectly situated to make the most of the city.
Why stay in Verona Historic City Centre
- It’s the perfect area if you want easy access to the tourist attractions or you’re short on time.
- Attend an opera at the impressive Arena di Verona – a Roman amphitheatre, built two thousand years ago (see details and available dates).
- Explore Castelvecchio Museum – the military fortress of the Scaliger family who ruled the city in the Middle Ages.
- Climb to the top of Torre dei Lamberti for outstanding views of the medieval city.
- Via Mazzini is not to be missed if you’re a shopping addict.
- Easy access to the top tourist sights and good restaurants.
- The main train station is within walking distance of this area.
Hotels in Verona City Centre (Best for couples)
Situated on a quiet location near the famous Roman amphitheatre, it’s one of the best places to stay in Verona. Especially if you’re attending an opera in the Arena (because of its closeness to the venue). The atmosphere is luxurious with historic charm. It’s like staying in an old Italian palace. Rooms are soundproof with independent climate control.
Why book – 100m from Arena, private parking, huge soundproof rooms
Overlooking a little romantic square, this hotel is just a few minutes away from the top tourist attractions. You can’t ask for a more central location. Comfy rooms with spacious well-appointed bathrooms.
Why book – 60m from Arena, free bike rental service, functional comfy rooms
Hotels in the City Centre (Best for families)
The hotel is on a pedestrian-only street, right next to the most famous shopping street, Via Mazzini. It’s right between the Arena and Juliet’s House. It’s a prime location for sightseeing, shopping and restaurants.
Why book – next to Via Mazzini, private parking nearby, great air-conditioning
If you look for accommodation right next to the Arena, this hotel is the best choice. It’s just a short walk from the Roman amphitheatre and the central square, Piazza Brà. In addition, a wellness centre is at your disposal at the nearby sister hotel.
Why book – 120m from Arena, private parking nearby, airport shuttle
Luxury hotels in Centro Storico
A timeless Italian elegance combined with modern facilities will welcome you here. Each room is personally designed, including hand-crafted marble, mosaic decorations and unique furnishings. The restaurant features a panoramic terrace with gorgeous views of Centro Storico.
Why book – 200m from Piazza delle Erbe, rooftop terrace, substantial breakfast
This hotel, set in an 18th-century building, is the best-rated 5-star hotel in Verona. The wooden ceilings, frescoes and antique paintings create a magical Italian atmosphere. Just step out of the hotel door and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the Historic Centre.
Why book – next to Piazza delle Erbe, winter garden, private parking nearby, superb breakfast
Apartments in Centro Storico
Truly Verona offers elegant self-catering apartments right in the Historic Centre. Arena di Verona is within a walking distance. Thanks to the variety of accommodations, finding the best apartment for your needs is an easy task.
Why book – 300m from Arena, close to everything, air-conditioning
Perfectly situated accommodation, near the main city square and the Arena. The apartments are modern and very comfy, equipped with everything you’ll need for a short stay.
Why book – 190m from Arena, fantastic location, air-conditioning
The best Verona hotel with a pool
Italy is known for its hot summers. So, a hotel with a pool may be a preferred option. Especially if you plan to spend several days in the city on leisurely sightseeing.
This boutique hotel is housed in two historic buildings from the 15th century. The location is more than perfect – Juliet’s House is just around the corner. The spa centre features an indoor swimming pool, a Turkish bath and emotional showers. And the relaxation room is the best place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.
Why book – 100m from Juliet’s House, indoor pool, fabulous spa centre
Hotels in Verona, Italy near the train station
The main railway station of Verona is Porta Nuova Station (Stazione Porta Nuova). It’s just 1km away from the Centro Storico, easily accessible on foot.
Therefore if you have an early train (or a lot of luggage), staying in Porta Nuova district may be a better option for you. This is the area between the Historic Centre and the train station.
Thus, the main train station will be at hand. Plus, the main tourist attractions and restaurants will be at a walking distance.
A modern hotel with great facilities and close to the railway station. The Historic Centre is about a 15min walk. And if you’re travelling by car, there is an underground parking garage at your disposal.
Why book – 500m from Porta Nuova Station, 24-hour desk, private parking, great breakfast
Sole Hotel is the best place to stay for travellers passing through Verona by train or car. The hotel has direct access through a covered corridor from the train station. In addition, small parking is available in front of the building. It’s a 20min walk to the Historic Centre or a 5min bus ride.
Why book – location opposite Porta Nuova Station, 24-hour front desk, private parking, quiet rooms with comfy beds