Museums, winery tours, outings, and treasure hunts. Verona is preparing to welcome thousands of visitors from all over the world for the Easter holidays, with a variety of activities suitable for everyone, from friends to families with children.

Verona’s museums and Arena open at Easter

During the Easter vacations, Verona’s civic museums will remain open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens and visitors alike will therefore be able to enjoy the city’s rich cultural offerings, which include Juliet’s House and Tomb, the Museo di Castelvecchio with the route along the walkways, the Museo Lapidario Maffeiano, and the Museo Archeologico del Teatro Romano. Furthermore, the “Seventh Splendor” exhibition at the Palazzo della Ragione is open on both Easter Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Easter Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Palazzo Forti is also open on both days, with regular hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the Scavi Scaligeri from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Another museum worth visiting while in Verona is the Museo di Storia Naturale, which is closed for Easter but will reopen on Monday, April 1, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Then, from Friday, March 29, to Tuesday, April 2, visitors can enter Juliet’s house only through Teatro Nuovo in Piazzetta Navona. The Arena di Verona will also have a special opening from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last admission at 6:30 p.m. We recommend purchasing tickets to the Verona amphitheater and museums online (see our article here).

Museo Lapidario Maffeiano

The festival in Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella and the Palio del Recioto e dell’Amarone in Negrar

Easter vacations begin on Friday, March 29, with one of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella’s most anticipated events, the Sagra di Pasqua (Easter festival). Until Monday, April 1, there will be delicious cuisine, wine, and music, as well as sports and guided tours. The aperitifs on Friday and Sunday, which will be accompanied by DJ sets, as well as the Easter motor tour to explore the Verona area, must be noted on the calendar.

And, as is customary in Valpolicella, there is another event that is popular with both tourists and Veronese: the Palio del Recioto, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Recioto della Valpolicella, a sweet DOCG red raisin wine from the Veneto region produced in the hilly Valpolicella area, will undoubtedly be the star of the evening. From Saturday, March 30 to Saturday, April 6, many cultural events will culminate in “Divin Negrar,” a traveling enogastronomic experience in the hills. Among the must-see events is the April 1 tasting in the piazza, which pairs mountain Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses of various ages with soppressa al Recioto.

easter in verona sant'ambrogio valpolicella

Easter immersed in nature: activities for adults and children

The treasure hunt, which will take place on Monday, April 1, in the Pojega Garden, with 54 thousand square meters of greenery articulated in various paths, is not to be missed by children. The garden includes a pond, a temple in the woods, an imposing mansion, and a small bridge that leads to the mansion’s private garden, also known as the Secret Garden. The initiative aims to introduce young children to the circuit gardens’ deep botanical, artistic, and cultural heritage. At the entrance, children will be given a map to follow with their parents as they explore the Pojega garden in Negrar di Valpolicella.

However, Easter Monday is widely regarded as a day for outings. And Verona is an ideal destination for an excursion, thanks to two routes that run close to the historic center. The first leads to the Eremo di San Rocchetto above Quinzano (a Veronese neighborhood); the second, which is closer to the city, leads to the Torricelle, which is also accessible by funicular. Also popular is urban trekking through the Parco delle Mura, which begins in Ponte Pietra and ends in Castel San Pietro and offers breathtaking views.