San Marco Hotel is the ideal choice for any kind of stay, whether it is a romantic weekend or a stay at an event or concert. Its strategic location a stone's throw from the centre makes the hotel an ideal starting point for reaching all the main places of interest, even on foot. First and foremost, the Bentegodi Stadium just 800 m away (hosting Hellas Verona's home matches), but above all the famous Arena di Verona 2.2 km away, known the world over for its concerts and operas.
Also near the historical centre (less than 2 km away), you can visit the famous Lamberti Tower (84 metres high), the nearby Juliet's House (a must for couples in love) and the Castelvecchio (now housing the Civic Museum)
By car Via the A22 Brennero motorway - exit Vr Nord. We are about 36 km from Sirmione, 25 km from Gardaland, 27 km from Bardolino and 15 km from Valpolicella
By train Verona Porta Nuova railway station is about 1.6 km from the Hotel San Marco (20 minutes on foot). From the station Bus n.11 direction S. Massimo or Chievo, frequency 15 min. Get off in Via Longhena and walk for a couple of minutes. After 8 p.m. or on public holidays, night bus nr95.
By plane Catullo Airport is 10 km from the Hotel San Marco (12 minutes by car). From the Airport Bus n.199 direction Stazione and then n.11 direction S. Massimo or Chievo, frequency 15 min. Get off at Via Longhena and walk for a couple of minutes.
The Arena has always been not only one of the most scenic amphitheatres in the world, but also a place of entertainment and culture. Of course, over the centuries the spectacles have definitely changed. Whereas before it was the gladiator fights that thrilled the audience, now it is some of the best singers on the musical scene. The programme is definitely rich and varied: from big pop and rock music events to opera performances. A full calendar of events and a season that reaches its peak in the summer months, when one of the most important opera festivals in the world is held. If you want to attend one of the events on the programme, the Hotel San Marco can be an excellent base for the night, thanks to its strategic proximity that will allow you to reach the amphitheatre easily, on foot or by public transport.
Only 2 km, this is the distance separating our hotel from all the iconic sights of the "City of Love". There are many things to see. The Arena of Verona is the great icon of the city, built in the 1st century and amazingly preserved to this day. But the beauty of Verona does not end there. Piazza Bra, the square one side of the Arena overlooks, is a wonderful example of Italian architecture, a delightful mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical buildings. Juliet's House is another essential stop on a complete city tour. Here you can admire the famous balcony and follow the superstitious tradition of touching the right breast of Juliet's statue to get your "dose of luck". The other important squares are Piazza delle Erbe, the city market square, and Piazza dei Signori, near which are the Arche Scaligere. Continue the itinerary by visiting the impressive medieval architecture, such as the Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio. Complete by visiting the beautiful churches: the Duomo, San Fermo Maggiore, San Zeno Maggiore and Santa Anastasia. Finally, enjoy a walk along the Adige River to admire the bridges and breathtaking views.
Not only the big events at the Arena, staying at the Hotel San Marco you can also easily attend the home matches of Veronese football teams, historical clubs of Italian football that play in the professional leagues. If you have to attend a match, staying at the Hotel San Marco could be the ideal solution, given its proximity to the stadium, which can be reached in just 8 minutes on foot.
Verona is a wonderful city that immediately brings to mind the story of Romeo and Juliet, the concerts in its famous Arena and the many sights to see, including many medieval Gothic and Romanesque structures. But it is a city whose surroundings offer so much: lakes, towns, vineyards, gardens and much more to visit in small day trip! The jewel in the crown is certainly Lake Garda, which offers dreamlike scenery and small villages that look like paintings. Starting with Sirmione, which with attractions such as the Scaligero Castle, the Grotte of Catullo, the thermal baths and the popular Jamaica Beach is a fantastic destination to discover especially in spring and summer. But of course Sirmione is not the only village worth visiting. Other wonders in the surroundings include Bardolino, Lazise, Limone sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Gardone Riviera, Salò, Garda, Cassone di Malcesine and others.
Also near the city, it is possible to visit one of the most important amusement parks in Italy. We are of course talking about Gardaland, a place that entertains and makes young and old alike dream. Gardaland needs no great introduction. Its offer consists of some 40 super-adrenaline-filled rides and operating attractions, several theatres and show areas for the entertainment of all, as well as themed areas, an aquarium and a water park. The Hotel San Marco is an excellent solution for those wishing to visit the city of Verona, but also to travel to the park for a day of unbridled fun.
Finally, one cannot fail to mention Valpolicella, a fantastic hilly area preceding the Veronese Pre-Alps. This is an area of undoubted charm to be explored especially in spring and autumn, when it is coloured with natural tones that fill the eyes and heart. But Valpolicella is an area known above all for its great wine production. Scattered throughout the eight municipalities of Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo, Dolcè, Marano, Negrar, Fumane, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano and Pescantina, you will find many visitable wine cellars in which to enjoy a memorable tasting experience.