In August 2021 we spent a few days in Verona. It was our first time there and I was quite impressed with it! It’s definitely bigger than I thought and it’s lovely to walk around, especially if you avoid the touristic areas, like Juliet’s balcony 😉
The best walking routes are along the river banks, especially in the morning. The views from the Castel San Pietro and from the Santuario della Nostra Signora di Lourdes are really impressive.
One of the evenings we went to see Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at Arena di Verona. Amazing experience even with the covid restrictions (FFP2 mask wearing at 30 degrees).