Discover Northern Italy: Verona, Venice & Lake Garda

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It’s 2018 and your next adventure awaits… meet Northern Italy. From stunning vistas to globally-revered cuisine, locations such as Verona and Venice have brought Italian treasures to the world. Experience the unrivalled culture and charming atmosphere of these Italian destinations… here’s to unforgettable memories!


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Verona is sure to provide a warm welcome to the beautiful region of Northern Italy. Highlights of the city include the picturesque Ponte Pietra arch bridge overlooking the Adige river and the iconic Casa di Giulietta – the tower that provided inspiration for the famous love scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. For a night out with a difference, be sure to visit Verona Arena. With its winding streets and bustling atmosphere, Verona city centre is also worth exploring… and makes for a perfect photo opportunity!


Be sure to absorb all of the culture that this cosmopolitan city has to offer while in Northern Italy.  Perhaps stroll around the ancient city and learn more about the history of the area, or cuddle up with a loved one as you float down one of the meandering canals via gondola.

Lake Garda

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Learn more about the rich culture and history of Northern Italy with a trip to the stunning Lake Garda. Visit Malcesine and enjoy a short boat ride across the lake to Limone. After exploring Limone, with its charming cobbled streets and seasoned lemon groves, we certainly recommend visiting medieval Sirmione. Discover the historic sites at your leisure, or alternatively venture to the calming Thermal Baths for an afternoon of relaxation.

Local Cuisine

Mention ‘Italian cuisine’ and it conjures up images of plates piled high with al dente pasta, delicately-flavoured risotto,  indulgent pizzas with generous toppings,  tempting mozzarella salads with fresh basil and creamy gelato in a range of unique flavours. And Northern Italy is no exception, as Verona and Venice is home to some truly inspired eateries. Whether you’re on the lookout for a quick snack or a sumptuous multi-course meal, you’re sure to find something delicious in the region.

For deliciously authentic cuisine, head to La Taverna di Via Stella in the heart of the city. From traditional meat dishes to mouthwatering pastas, the food is freshly prepared and moderately priced, meaning you can treat yourself to a veritable feast! Be sure to pair your meal with a smooth Italian bottle of wine too… it’s the perfect accompaniment to a hearty meal after a busy day of sightseeing. While you’re in Venice, check out La Palanca for succulent seafood with enviable Venetian Lagoon views to match.


As night falls in Northern Italy, there’s a wealth of bars and clubs to ensure that your evening is just as exciting as your day excursions. Whether you want the party to continue until dawn or prefer a quiet nightcap before a restful sleep, Verona has plenty to offer.

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For interesting drinks with a unique twist, try San Mattia Osteria Pizzeria & Lounge Bar.  As well as it being renowned for deliciously crisp pizzas, San Mattia offers a fine selection of wines, beers and cocktails in a breathtaking city centre location. Sit outside and enjoy views of the glittering lights of Verona with a refreshing Aperol Spritz; the lounge bar is open until 2am so you have plenty of time to admire the landscape! For a quality glass of wine in the city centre, visit Antica Bottega del Vino.  As well as offering wine from across the Veneto region, the bar also focuses on a selection of excellent European varieties.  You won’t be disappointed.

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