Few cities can rival Verona for its range of sights to see and places to visit, and that's one reason why staying at the Hotel Accademia is so special; our prime location on the trendy Via Mazzini means that all the city's squares, churches, museums and other delights are a brief stroll away from our 4-star hotel in Verona. If you need to arrange anything from a cultural tour to a round of golf, just contact our front desk for details.
Constructed in the 1st century from pink marble, the Arena amphitheater is located on scenic Brà Square, an easy 5-minute amble from our hotel. Open daily for sightseeing, the Arena is also the venue for the summer opera festival. This event was organised back in 1913 by the celebrated singer Giovanni Zenatello, who later acquired the Hotel Accademia in Verona.
Piazza delle Erbe
With its vibrant cafe culture, it's easy to imagine the Piazza delle Erbe (Market Square) as the Roman forum it once was. Long the epicentre of Veronese economic and political life, the stately square is lined with splendid buildings including the baroque Palazzo Maffei at the northern end. It's just a short stroll from our Hotel Accademia in Verona.
No visit to Verona would be complete without a trip to the site of the star-crossed lovers, even if they only existed in the mind of the bard. Giulietta's House, with its iconic balcony, lures flocks of romantic souls each year, who touch Juliet's statue in the grounds of this lovely 13th century property and gaze at the frescoes of scenes from the play within.
Outside the City
Verona holds enough delights for a thousand lifetimes, but should you wish to explore the lovely countryside outside the city walls, the staff at our hotel in Verona will be happy to advise you and make arrangements. From the scenic lowlands to the south (Vasso Veronese) with its canals and springs to lovely Lake Garda, you're sure to find scenery that inspires.
Set amid a splendid landscape of olive, orange and lemon groves, Lake Garda is the perfect place to unwind. Soak in a thermal bath, relax at a waterfront cafe, and stroll along winding paths scented with rosemary and other fragrant herbs. Maria Callas maintained a home here - her refuge from the stress of the international opera circuit. It was also a draw for poets from Catillus to Tennyson.