Rich history, stunning architecture, a thriving cultural scene and a location that’s both convenient and picturesque. The city is best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and visitors can still see the house where the doomed lovers lived. But there’s much more to Verona than that. The Roman amphitheatre is one of the best preserved in the world, and the Gothic cathedral is a masterpiece. There are also plenty of trendy bars and restaurants, as well as some lovely parks and gardens. Add in the fact that Verona is just a short train ride from Venice, and it’s easy to see why this is one of Italy’s most popular destinations.