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Rooftop drinks & city views in Verona

Verona viewing platform views

 

Climbing up to Castel san Pietro

 

Even though Verona was our main base for our travels for five nights, we only really spent two full days there as the rest were spent exploring other nearby cities such as Venice and Sirmione. On our second full day in Verona we decided to climb up a lot of stairs up to Castel san Pietro, a beautiful castle we had spotted from down below. We also really wanted to see Verona from high up from the castle’s viewing platform, so up we went.

 

It turned out you can’t actually visit the castle, but I would still very much recommend walking up as the views are amazing. You can find the stairs from behind the Roman Theatre by the river, and even though there are quite a few of them, it’s absolutely worth making it all the way to the top. If I could make it up with my complete lack of exercise, so can you! The views will make up for the trouble – I promise.

 

 

Stairs to Verona viewing platform Stairs to Castel san Pietro Verona city views Looking at Verona city views Views from Castel san Pietro Views above Verona

 

Rooftop drinks overlooking Verona

 

After taking approximately one million pictures of the views from all angles, we headed for a drink to the rooftop bar called Re Teodorico with even more amazing views. This was the most expensive place we visited, but even still it was probably cheaper than the average London bar. We visited pretty early, so it was still quite quiet, which meant we managed to grab a table with a pretty amazing view – yes!

 

Re Teodorico has a pretty wide variety of drinks (and about four different spritzes!), but they also serve food and snacks if you’re feeling a bit peckish. We weren’t quite hungry at this point yet so just opted for drinks, but the menu did look pretty good – even if it was a bit more expensive than the rest on the ground level. In comparison, my Aperol Spritz cost me 5€ instead of the 3.50€ I was used to, so not a big difference at all. As in other places in Italy we visited, here too we got served a few snacks with our spritzes (I love this!) – this time it was crisps and little savoury biscuits.

 

 

Rooftop bar Verona Aperol Spritz Verona Rooftop bar Verona Stairs to Castel san Pietro Verona colorful architecture

 

In our two days in Verona, climbing up to the viewing platform was probably one of my favourite things we did. I love a good view, and seeing a new city from high up is always a fun experience – it kind of puts everything in perspective. In a colourful city such a Verona the experience was especially memorable, so I would 100 % recommend climbing up here if you find yourself this beautiful city!

 

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19 comments so far.
  • These images are stunning! The view is incredible, wow! x

    Georgia Megan

    • Laura Emilia

      Thank you so much! The view was so beautiful! x

  • Jaana Torninoja-Latola

    Verona on alkanut pikkuhiljaa vaikuttaa ihan relevantilta tulevalta matkakohteelta. Kiitos sinun kuviesi 🙂

    • Laura Emilia

      Hehe jee! Verona oli ihana! Ja Garda viela ihanampi mutta onneks ne onkin tosi lahella toisiaan…

  • Stunning photos! I was in Verona on a day trip once and i thought it was such a beautiful city.. this really makes me want to go back and spend more time there exploring! X

    Sinèad | Dreaming Again

    • Laura Emilia

      Thanks so much! I know, I really want to go back already as well – it’s such a pretty place! xx

  • Those views are amazing! And love the colourful buildings. Would love to go to Verona one day!
    Vicky x
    http://www.dalton-banks.co.uk

    • Laura Emilia

      I know, the view was just breathtaking! Hope you get to visit one day – I’d like to go back to that area too! xx

  • Such beautiful views! I’d love to go to Verona one day! x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

    • Laura Emilia

      The views were so gorgeous! Hope you make it there one day xx

  • It really has a stunning view! So relaxing and gorgeous place!

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Laura Emilia

      Tell me about it – the views were just gorgeous! x

  • those rooftop pictures are just wonderful. so so dreamy- you’ve given me a tad dose of wanderlust haha

    http://www.thewhimsicalwildling.com/

    • Laura Emilia

      Aww thanks so much! I really want to go back too… xx

  • Your pics are making me crave Italy! After we forwent our Sorrento trip this year because Mr P’s leaning to drive, I am DETERMINED that we will go next year – possibly in May. I’ve never been to a bit of Italy I didn’t fall in love with.

    • Laura Emilia

      Ahh I know, I want to go back too! :’D And I agree – I’ve always loved everywhere I’ve visited in Italy. I’d love to drive around the country one day as well! xx

      Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Verona looks absolutely beautiful. Anywhere in Italy is on my list of places to go tbh! xx

    Toasty

    • Laura Emilia

      Haha same! Everywhere I’ve ever visited in Italy has been so lovely. xx

  • Steph

    Gorgeous photos and what an absolutely beautiful city!! Need to visit!!

    http://www.stephyttravels.com