January 1st is an official holiday in Italy and I wonder if there are some museums, touristic sites, shops or restaurants open on that day. I am not looking for a particular list but going to make my plans according to the availability of such touristic attractions on that day.
Even though I have not been there, I would say the best thing in Verona is neither museums, shops nor restaurants, it is walking around in the city and enjoying the beautiful architecture. I am sure you can spend at least a day strolling around.
There were plenty of restaurants and cafes open on that day. Many churches were open and available to visit. Giardino Giusti was also open. Casa di Giuletta was closed though.