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“Great views but a bit of a hike”

Piazzale Castel San Pietro
Ranked #2 of 279 things to do in Verona
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We headed off to this place as found limited things to do and it is a trek from centre of town.

There is a cable car and I recommend using this as it’s a steep climb to the top.

Once there there’s a bar you can goto for snack or a drink and has good views; the views from castle walls over Verona are stunning with the river down below.

Thank Christopher L
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Although they won't tell you this when you're buying the funicular railway ticket and none of the current tourist literature mentions it, but the Castel San Pietro is closed for the long term as of May 2018. Certainly the views are worth seeing, but if you're planning on visiting the museum, forget it. You can't.

4  Thank Jarko2015
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

When crossing the bridge behind the duomo (Ponte Pietra) the steps are right across the street. It's an easy hike up, with stopping points and views along the way. If you want the funicular, go left when you cross the street. Coming down on foot take the same path until about half way. When it forks, stay left to look down into the old Roman amphitheater - now with seats for stage performances.

Thank lynette_cypress
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went here at 1030 this morning.There is a funicular you can take,but on our approach to it,it didn't seem to be operating (though it was just after 11). Quite a step climb of 100 or so steps and it was very hot weather. There appeared to be sort sort of cafe/restaurant near the top of the funicular-which was also shut.at the top is the fairly bland building and outstanding views. No where else to get a drink though !(someone missing out on guaranteed profits !).highly recommend this as you can see the whole of Verona and beyond.Steps to it are to the left hand side of the Theatro Romano. Unlike the Lamberti Tower the views are free

Thank NickofSurrey
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Took a 1pm train from Venice to Verona. The best deal is 9.5 euro taking 1 hour 27 mins. This was our last stop to get to a high point to see the beautiful city of Verona AND work off some pasta by making our way up to the top. Only 1.9 miles from the train. Well worth the hike up! Must do!

1  Thank Dinna K
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