Jillian & Grant
Saturday at 6pm
20 minutes from the city center
Transportation provided from a rendezvous point in the city. It is very easy to get to the venue by taxi as well, if you prefer.
Details to come
In the garden
Immediately following the ceremony
Heavy fare and drinks will be served
Dinner followed by dancing all night long
12:00am to 2:00am at the Villa
Dancing in the basement and "midnight spaghetti" will be served
6:30pm, June 2, 2023
Caffè Dante in the Piazza dei Signori
An optional buffet dinner will be provided
Attire: festive cocktail
We know that taking time away from family and work to travel to Italy is not easy. If you cannot make it, we sincerely understand. We will gladly accept your warm wishes from afar and hope to find a time to celebrate with you state side.
Verona is located in the Veneto region of Italy, between Milan and Venice. There is a small regional airport in Verona, however, we recommend flying into Milan, and taking the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nova, which is about 1.5 hours. There are shuttles from the Milan airport that will take you straight to the train station. If you prefer, you may also fly to Venice, which is also about 1.5 hours away from Verona by train. More travel tips below.
Our recommendations for Verona...
Antica Bottega del Vino
Caffè Monte Baldo
Antica Amelia Bistrot
Locanda 4 Cuochi
Trattoria al Pompiere
Ristorante 12 Apostoli
Nuova Trattoria Fluviale Vecio Mulin
Pizzeria Du De Cope
Darì Ristorante & Enoteca
Dolciaria Cantonucci Ristorante
Panificio de Rossi
Grande Giove Bar
Verona Arena & Piazza Bra
Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo
Torre dei Lamberti
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano
If you are a cyclist, there are also many excellent bike paths around Verona!
Hotels + Lodgings
We recommend staying in the old city of Verona. It is a very walkable city, and there are many hotels and Airbnbs in the old city. The most centrally located hotels are Hotel Gabbia' D'Oro and Hotel Due Torri. For those of you looking for a more luxury experience in the old city, Vista Palazzo is an excellent option. Two other options that are in ideal locations are Lords of Verona and Albergo Mazzanti.
For a more American style, modern hotel, the Hotel Indigo Verona is a beautiful option that is just a 15-minute walk from the city center. Nearby is Hotel Trieste, which is also modern.
If you plan on booking an Airbnb or VRBO in the city, we advise finding something near Piazza Erbe. There are many beautiful villas in the city's surroundings, but please keep in mind that you will be responsible for your own transportation to/from events if you plan to stay outside of the old city.
Want to make the most of your time in Italy?
Verona is located close to some of the country's most beautiful destinations.
Lake Garda, which is on the way to Verona from Milan, is beautiful, and the towns of Salò, Limone, and Sirmione are particularly charming.
Directly north of Verona you will find the Dolomites mountains, where you can do hiking trips from the cities of Trento or Bolzano or more remote villages. The neighboring cities of Vicenza and Mantua are lovely and are home to several architectural and artistic masterpieces of the Renaissance. Verona is also a short trip to many vineyards and wineries in Valpolicella and Franciacorta. Lake Como is less than an hour on the train from Milan, and is suitable for a day trip from Milan (get the daily ferry pass to visit all the towns on the lake!) or for a few days. Venice, of course, is not to be missed. Reach out to Jill for any specific recommendations if you go to Venice! Padua is a hidden gem just outside of Venice that is less touristy than Venice and has amazing art and food.
Feel free to reach out to us directly for any more tips!
Below I have listed some of Jill's favorite travel blogs for Verona and Italy to help you plan.