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Porta Borsari, Italy

Porta Borsari, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

1. Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona. Visit historical landmarks dating from Roman, medieval, and Renaissance times and learn the history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your guided walking adventure at the Piazza Bra, surrounded by the first medieval city wall, and see the Renaissance Palazzo Della Gran Guardia and Roman amphitheater. Enjoy a short walk via Mazzini and arrive at the remains of the Roman city wall and gate, called "Porta Borsari." From the Adige river, admire the huge medieval Castelvecchio and its bridge, a reminder of this once-mighty military stronghold. Stop at the old Forum Romanum, transformed into a market square during medieval times. See the old "Corte Sgarzerie," where wool was carded, stamped, and sold. Continue to the Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by the stunning baroque Maffei Palace and the painted facades of the Mazzanti's houses. Next, pass Juliet's house and admire it from the street. Arrive at Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the statue of Dante in the center. Behind the Della Scala palaces, see the well-preserved tombstones of the old lords of Verona and continue to see Romeo's house. At via Sottoriva, pass old porticoes and bustling local restaurants and head towards Bra Molinari. Visit the only Roman bridge left and enjoy the views of Verona's countryside. From the riverbank, you can see Mount Saint Peter, an Austrian fortress, and the remains of the Roman theater on top.

Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

2. Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Stroll through Verona's city center on an informative walking experience with a local guide. Follow the different eras of the town's history as you walk through its main landmarks, including the main square, the Palazzo del Capitano, and the ancient Roman ruins. Meet your guide and enjoy a live commentary as you begin your tour. Start out back in the Roman era, with a walk through the ancient bridge, gateway, looming arch, and archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages and stroll through the Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, and Piazza delle Erbe. Stop at the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. See Verona's palaces, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere. Head over to Juliet's balcony, discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers, and hear local secrets about them. Lastly, walk through the main streets of Mazzini, Cappello, and il Corso, and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

3. Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

Hop on the open-top red bus and see the sights of Verona as you learn more about this historic city from the onboard multilingual audio commentary. Travel on 2 routes that have been specifically designed to show you the main attractions of the city. Both tours start from Piazza Brà, the Square of the Arena. You can hop off and explore at your leisure, re-boarding the bus as often as you like with your 24 or 48-hour ticket. Well-known as the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet, historic Verona is a blend of its storied past and its modern industrial base. This was one of the most powerful cities during the early days of the Roman Empire, and its old city is one of the best-preserved in Italy. Red route stops: • Piazza Bra • Corso Porta Nuova Giardini Pradaval • Stazione FS Porta Nuova • Piazza Pozza • Basilica S. Zeno Castelvecchio • Via Diaz Porta Borsari • Teatro Romano • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House) Blue route stops: • Piazza Bra • Via Pallone Tomba Giulietta • Via G. Giusti • S. Stefano Teatro Romano • Castel S Pietro • Duomo • Piazza Erbe Casa Giulietta • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House)

Verona's History and Highlights: Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Verona's History and Highlights: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the timeless city of Verona at your own pace with self-guided tour on a smartphone app. Save your data with offline access to maps, auido content, and geodata. Uncover the romance of Romeo and Juliet's houses while looking up at them from outside, see an ancient arena, and a Scala family palace.  Download the tour and head to the starting point in central Verona. See the cobbled streets where the love story of Romeo and Juliet was set. Leave the busy shopping streets and travel back in time, along the oldest Roman road in northern Italy.  View facades of its Roman and Medieval buildings where 2,000 years of history are reflected. Witness how the old has been recycled into new. Trace the shoreline of the Adige River taking in grand squares and picturesque alleyways.  Get tips on where to find the best Veronese cuisine along the way to see an ancient arena where gladiators came to fight, the grand Erbe Square, the Pietra bridge, a Roman Theatre, and a Roman Theater.  Catch a glimpse of intrigue as you see the palace of the powerful, medieval Scala family, as well as their private chapel and cemetery. Have the freedom to pause and resume the tour whenever you wish. Explore from home with the option to take the tour virtually.

Verona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Verona: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the imposing Verona Arena, the trademark of Verona! Visit Porta Borsari with its enchanting image. Photograph Juliet's House straight out of the most beautiful dream and admire Piazza delle Erbe with its unique architecture. Piazza dei Signori will amaze you, it is one of the characteristic symbols of Verona. Then the Basilica di Santa Anastasia awaits you, don't forget to take pictures, it's the most important Gothic church in Verona! Ponte Pietra will leave you speechless with its tranquil beauty. Admire the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare with its beautiful interior. Verona's second most famous bridge Ponte della Vittoria is worth your time and the space on your mobile memory, while the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Ponte di Castelvecchio, a spot that is always busy and enchanting.

From Venice: Verona Walking Tour with Transportation

6. From Venice: Verona Walking Tour with Transportation

Make your own way to Venice railway station in the morning and board the high-speed train that will take you to Verona in just an hour and a half. Meet your guide at the train platform in Verona and begin your tour of the city. Wander through the picturesque and historical streets of Verona, the so-called "city of love". and discover the locations of Shakespeare's tragic play about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.  Visit Juliet's balcony where she looked out upon her lover Romeo, the lucky statue of Juliet, Romeo's House, Piazza dei Signori, Porta Borsari where the duel took place between Capuleti and Montecchi, and the famous Arena, where famous concerts are still held every year. End your tour in Piazza Bra. Then enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace before catching the train back to Venice. Do some shopping, taste the famous "Juliet's braid", a typical dessert from Verona, or sip a glass of Valpolicella, a wonderful red wine from the famous namesake hill of Verona. Reach Verona railway station in the early evening and catch your train back to Venice. Arrive in Venice railway station at approximately 7.00 pm. You will receive your train tickets the day before the tour date.

Verona: Guided Walking Tour

7. Verona: Guided Walking Tour

Admire the beauty of Verona on a walking tour as you make your way through many of the city's main highlights and hidden gems. Join your guide as you discover sites, such as Castelvecchio, Palazzo Bevilacqua, the Roman-era Gavi Arch, and more. Meet your guide and discover the history and charm of Verona. Make your way toward Scaliger Castle and visit the Roman Gavi Arch and the Renaissance palaces along Corso Cavour street, such as Palazzo Canossa and Palazzo Bevilacqua, along the way. Then, reach Porta Borsari, a Roman gate, before continuing towards Piazza delle Erbe. During the journey, admire some hidden corners of the city, such as Piazzetta Tirabosco, the Well of Love, or Corte Sgarzaria. Pass through Piazza dei Signori to reach the Scaliger Tombs and then make your way to the river to see Ponte Pietra and the Roman Theater from afar. During the journey, of course, a visit to Juliet's house with its famous balcony cannot be missed.

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What people are saying about Porta Borsari, Italy

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 889 reviews

The guided city walking tour was brilliant. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, friendly and helpful. We were shown all the best sites and given so much information on the history of Verona- plus we were given tips and advice on the must- sees and how to access them. The tour started on time and was a lovely experience with a calm and happy vibe. Would highly recommend.

Fabio was an informative and entertaining guide. He highlighted historical details as we walked along. The route was well planned and we ended up back at the arena after a good loop. I highly recommend fitting this into your itinerary even if you only one day to explore Verona! Ciao

A great and inspiring experience. Only we were sent to the end point instead of the start (via the app)

Very engaging and passionate guide. Time has flown!!! I highly recommend the service

The perfect tour for an authentic Verona experience!