Verona, Italy is the home of Romeo and Juliet, the most famous love story of all time, written by Shakespeare. Some of you might hesitate about whether to go solo to Verona, but I assure you it is equally beautiful and worth the visit no matter whether you are single or in a couple.
Times are changing, and more women are embracing solo travel! Verona is the perfect opportunity to fall in love with solo traveling in Europe.
Verona, Solo in the City of Love!
Once you visit, you will see that Verona is like no other Italian city. Its charm and charisma will lure you in right away. The smell of marinara sauce will intoxicate you!
Traveling alone can be so incredibly freeing, and liberating. Just imagine having that whole pizza and a bottle of exquisite Italian wine to yourself, taking your sweet time finishing it. Italy is a safe and very friendly place for a woman exploring around. Maybe at times a little too friendly. Get ready for lots of “Sei bella, sei bellissima” compliments on the way, daily. If you are even the slightest bit curious about my time in Verona, keep reading.
Verona’s Top Attractions Seen Solo
Visiting somewhere romantic by yourself doesn’t need to be sad. If you believe in the law of attraction, you know you should be surrounding yourself with the things you want.
Changing your mindset to a celebration and enjoy-life mode will most certainly bring you true joy. Promise!
Once you arrive, you might get so carried away by all the beauty around that you may forget to visit some important sites. Here are a few:
- Juliet’s House- I’m not going to pretend it wasn’t cool to see the famous balcony set to be the place where Juliet calls out to Romeo. It’s a small little courtyard and a tiny balcony! It’s worth checking out!
- Verona Arena Ancient Roman amphitheater, built to seat 20,000 people, hosting a summer opera program. Tickets are available for purchase online.
- Basilica di SanZeno Maggiore is the church famously set for the marriage of Romeo and Juliet.
- Torre Dei Lamberti The Tower of Love! Wonderful viewpoint for 360-degree views of Verona! Tickets can be purchased online!
Best of Where to Stay Solo in Verona
How could you go wrong when choosing a place to stay in lovely Verona? Usually, my top priority is finding an easy to get to, central area that is both stylish and charming. Below is a list that entails my suggestions for the best places to stay solo (who knows?) in the city of love.
Top Boutique Hotels in Verona
- La Maison De Charme is an elegant hotel located 150 meters from the old town. This boutique hotel is rated very highly by guests! Free wifi and a community terrace where one could have a drink and talks.
- Hotel Accademia is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Verona. This historic old building has been converted into a lovable boutique hotel that encompasses a fitness center, a bar, and it is also at a hand’s distance from the House of Julia (2 mins walk).
- Arte Nel Centro is a hotel that is FUNKY! It has uniquely decorated rooms, modern and traditional. Very close to the city center, and the main train station.
Incredible and Luxurious Hotels in Verona
- Relais De Charme Il Sogno Di Giulietta– This might be the most romantic hotel in the world. Staying on the site of Juliet’s balcony is pretty hard to beat. Think you need someone special to stay here? Think again, maybe your Romeo or Juliet is just around the corner from this hotel.
- Due Torri Hotel is the crown jewel of Verona, located in the old town. Enjoy the rooftop terrace for breathtaking views and delicious wine.
- Hotel Gabbia d’Oro is a small hotel, only 27 rooms. Lots of character and charm, coupled with high-end touches. Centrally located, and books up fast!
Solo Dining in the City of Love
Where to Breakfast Alone in Verona
- Elk Bakery has it all! If you are looking for a quick pastry or a sit down full breakfast with eggs, visit Elk Bakery! Delicious vegan options!
- Tosca Bistrot is perfect if you want to grab a breakfast sandwich and take it to go! The restaurant does has full-service dining and some killer pancakes!
- Cafe Borsari one of the highest rated bakeries in Verona. These pastries are so good, you might fall in love.
Top Solo Restaurants Lunch & Dinner
Fall in love with Pizza while you are solo in the city of love! How much fun is it to eat like no one is watching?? When you travel alone, you can do this!
- Officina Verona is a hip and trendy restaurant with inventive and authentic Italian cuisine. You will find it is not overly priced and located centrally.
- Osteria Mondodoro has a menu with descriptive photos on their website. Osteria is a traditional Italian restaurant that usually has a three-meal set menu for a reasonable price. Don’t forget to take your cafe ristretto at the end of your food indulgence. Closed on Sundays Nights and Mondays.
- Brest Ostricheria – OYSTERS! This place is an amazing oyster and champagne bar! The menu focuses on shellfish, but does offer some incredible pasta dishes! This place is a must-attend!
- Yard Restaurant enjoy a classic Italian menu served in a sleek and industrial style restaurant. This is pasta heaven!
- Flora is an amazing vegan restaurant located in the heart of Verona. Impressive main courses, and decadent desserts!
Where to Have Wine and Cocktails for One
- Enoteca Segreta Di Poliluigi – a lovely wine bar serving up the perfectly paired treats to its wide selection of wines. A great place to start the evening in Verona!
- The Soda Jerk is a sleek and modern bar. So much style and so many cocktails, a great place for after dinner.
- Signorvino for a popular wine shop/wine bar. Knowledgeable staff and delicious snacks!
Transportation in Verona
When staying in Verona, it is quite doable to go to Bologna as well! It is very famous for its columns, red-colored buildings, San Pietro piazza and of course, the Bologna University! The Verona main train station is located approx. 25 mins by walking from the old town. To get to Bologna you can buy tickets online or at the station.
For more solo adventures in Europe, check out my guide to Amsterdam for A Single Woman Traveling!