A Little History Lesson
Amazingly, there are still remnants of architecture, sculptures and paintings from this era which you can enjoy as you set out on your modern tour of Verona and Padua. Imagine coming close to something that is over seven hundred years old. That is truly walking in history's footsteps.
Back to the Future In Verona
For a true stroll back in time, you'll want to carve out some time to visit the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Built to honor the city's patron saint it took several hundred years to complete. Today, the beautiful 15th century frescos remain in all their splendor for you to marvel at. There are many other historic churches like the Chiesa di San Fermo and Chiesa di Sant' Anastasia that should also be added to you "must see" list.
Of course, you'll be hard pressed to have a bad meal in Verona. Look for an outdoor cafe for the true Italian al fresco dining experience.