This past month during our trip to the Dolomites, we chose to spend 24 hours in Verona, Italy before making our way back home. I had a few friends who recommended this charming city, so we booked in a night to explore.
Verona, Italy took us completely by surprise. We found ourselves wishing we had another night or two in this city. It feels human-size, approachable, and intimate. The colorful streets light up after sunrise and there’s an energetic feeling to it.
Set along the Adige River, Verona is covered in green trees with hilltop towns out in the distance. A region known for wine and agricultural focuses, there’s no end to incredible food here.
Our first night we met up with some friends that we met just the day before on the mountains in Seceda. We exchanged numbers and spontaneously were on the same itinerary. I love when these kind of things happen — it’s unexpected and delightful. We sat over a “much to be desired” dinner, but that’s okay, because that night was about the people, not the place.
The next morning we set out early to explore an empty city. We took a left or right whenever something caught our attention and eventually made our way to Caffe Borsari. It was a local coffee shop that Travis had found on the maps. Another delightful spot, where we were the only ones with cameras in hand.
We continued our explorations that eventually brought us to Osteria Locandina Cappello for a long lunch over small bites. It reminded me of the food we ate in Venice, flooding back memories of our previous trip to Italy. Afterwards we made our way back to the car to make the drive to the airport. Needless to say it was a city we will be coming back for.
Here’s a quick look at our 24 hours in Verona, Italy.