Piazza Bra is the biggest square of Verona.
It is the “entrance hall” of Verona before reaching the historic center of the city. The name “Brà” originally derives from the German word “breit” (= wide) and indicated the large square in front of the city gates.
Even today Piazza Brà is a beautiful and wide square, located in the center of Verona with many free spaces and comfortable rooms.
The square is surrounded by numerous historic buildings from different eras, from ancient times to the present. Sitting at a coffee table, you can enjoy the view of over 2000 years of history.
Here you can admire the majestic Arena as well as many other monuments and palaces: the seventeenth-century Palazzo della Gran Guardia, which now houses exhibitions and conferences, the nineteenth-century Palazzo Barbieri, seat of the City Hall, and the Maffeiano Lapidary Museum.