Ahh, fair Verona. This enchanting medieval city is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet";, and the romance here is indeed palpable. Set on the banks of the meandering Adige river, Verona is filled with Roman ruins, handsome plazas and a sensational food scene, making it a veritable highlight of northern Italy's Veneto region.
There are countless reasons to visit Verona, not least of which is the colossal Verona Arena, an incredibly well-preserved first-century Roman amphitheater that regularly hosts concerts and opera performances. Verona is a haven for foodies, and Piazza delle Erbe at the centre of town is the perfect place to tuck into a bowl of pasta while doing some serious people-watching.
Finally, star-crossed lovers will no doubt want to pay a visit to Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's House), a charming 14th-century home with a balcony overlooking a courtyard. Apparently this is the spot where Romeo promised eternal love to Juliet. Here's to reliving Shakespeare's famous play - without the tragic ending, we hope!