If you spend a family holiday with kids at Lake Garda, you should definitely go to Verona with your children. The city has just the right size to open up in a few hours, because it is quite compact.
Usually we go by car. The parking garage at Parcheggio Multipiano Cittadella is good. From here you can stroll through the city gate to the Colloseum. Here the children are astonished. We adults don’t like the ticket-vendor disguised as old Romans, but the kids love their cusumes. If you want to visit the Colloseum, you have to be there early or bring some time to wait.
We usually stoll through the small streets of Verona. Make a detour to the balcony of Romeo and Juliet. But only if we are early, otherwise you can not get through due to all the people.
n the Café Duchi we get a coffee and a small snack. The café has a cool, relaxed atmosphere and while not explicitly geared for kids, it’s very kid friendly.
Then we walk a bit along the water to the north and take a look inside the churches, if the children join in. Also check out the Caffetia al duomo. On the patio in the courtyard you sit very nice. High chairs for the kids are available.
If you want to eat good italien food, then go to Locanda 4 Couchi. The restaurant has a stunning open kitchen and is very kid friendly. On each table are crayons and paper to let the creativity of young and old kids run wild.
On the way back to the car you should definitely check out the super cute children’s store Kiddy Kabane. They have a great selection of special children’s toys and accessories. In addition, there are sweet children’s clothing from Brands, which is hard to find in Germany.
If you like to end the day with an ice cream, make a detour to the ice cream parlor La Romana. It is located just south of the city center. But the dangling is worthwhile, because the ice cream tastes delicious and the ice cream waffle is filled with liquid chocolate on request! Nearby we have also discovered a small playground, but otherwise Verona is unfortunately not equipped with good playgrounds.
After the day in the city, we look forward to a child-friendly accommodation on Lake Garda such as the Hotel il Colombarino in the vineyards.