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Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Save precious time and skip the long lines to enter the grand amphitheater of the Verona Arena, one of the most popular attractions in the city and one of the best-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire. Look beyond the iconic pink marble façade of the monument on Piazza Bra and hear stories about the gladiators of the Roman Republic. Learn about the famous operas that have been performed at the arena over many years. Built in the 1st century AD from pink-tinged marble, the great theater survived an earthquake in the 12th century and is still the city's favorite concert venue for operas. Listen to little known stories that reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

2. From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

Depart Bergamo and journey to the medieval city of Verona, where you can travel back to the days of Shakespeare and call for Romeo from the balcony of Juliet's House. Admire the Roman arena, where operas and summer concerts are still performed on a regular basis. Get some time to stroll the narrow streets and discover Renaissance palaces at leisure. Then, make your way to Lake Garda and visit Sirmione. Wander the narrow streets of the former Roman summer retreat to see highlights such as the ruins of the city walls and Roman villa. Marvel at the 13th-century castle and see a rare example of a medieval port fortification used by the Scaliger fleet.

3-Hour Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour

3. 3-Hour Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour

The tour begins with a 30 minute orientation with your guide to ensure you're comfortable riding and operating a Segway. Once that's complete, your group will travel to Porta Palio, riding past the roundabout along the cycle path facing Porta Via Piccoli. Another easy cycle path leads us straight to Castelvecchio, a residence of the Della Scala family, whose internal restoration is a marvelous example of contemporary Italian architecture. Continuing on, we cross the Della Scala bridge and pause in the park next to the river to enjoy the views of the bridge and castle. Afterwards we cross Corso Castelvecchio to get onto Via Roma to reach Piazza Bra and the Arena. From the beautiful Piazza we then travel on until Giulietta’s House, in Via Cappello. Mercato Vecchio’s court, Piazza dei Signori and Arche Scaligere will follow, until Santa Anastasia and Piazza Erbe (Verona’s Roman forum). The tour begins from under the “portoni” of Corso and Porta Borsari (ancient collection point of the bishop’s tax) and returns back to this spot at the end of the day, from the Stradone Porta Palio.

From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

4. From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

Travel to the hills of Verona on the Adige river with this day trip from Milan. Explore the highlights of this ancient city with a local guide. Admire sights like 14th century Scaligero castle and a first century Roman theater. Enjoy the convenience of being picked at your accommodation in Milan. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the Italian countryside to Verona. Make your way to the historic center. Stroll by the imposing Scaligero castle, a Roman amphitheater from 30 AD, and Juliet's house which is said to have inspired Shakespeare's balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet.' Learn the history of the city which became Roman colony in 89 BC and was engaged with conflicts with the Ostrogoths, the Lombards, and the Franks. Find out about the city's rulers and about the master artist Paolo Caliari. Hear about the city's occupation by Napoleon in 1797. Uncover how the city was rebuilt after WWII. Spend some free time exploring to city where you will have time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your accommodation in Milan at th end of your tour.

Bologna: 2-Hour Private Verona Romantic Walking Tour

5. Bologna: 2-Hour Private Verona Romantic Walking Tour

“There’s no life without Verona walls.” Shakespeare's character Romeo speaks these words when he is forced to leave the town in exile and his beloved Juliet. Being the setting for one of the most famous love tragedies of all time, Verona is situated between sweet hills, the Po Valley plains, and surrounded by famous vineyards and olive trees. This private tour will introduce you to the most important sights and points of interest in Verona such as Juliet's House, Piazza Bra with the famous Verona Arena, palaces of the Scala family, the Church of St. Elena (if possible to visit), the House of Capulets, the exterior of Capitolare Library and much more.

Verona: Private Tour of Verona Arena with Local Guide

6. Verona: Private Tour of Verona Arena with Local Guide

Meet your certified local guide in the shadow of the town hall that delimit the southern front of the square, where the most important monument of the city, the Arena, stands. Follow him to reach the northern part of the square, where, in the shadow of the Bra Gardens, you can carefully observe the shape of amphitheater and discover already very interesting details such as the original size, its relationship with town and the complex articulation of its access facilities. Then you will move towards the "wings", in whose shadow you will be able to spot other unexpected details. You will then enter the amphitheatre and walk along its corridors and archways to explore the ingenious structure capable of connection the external gates with the internal "vomitoria" You will discover the places frequented by gladiators and those used to house fairs. Willyou perhaps forget to enter the "Arena" as a gladiator would have done? And take a seat on stonesteps as the spectators still do? After listing to the countless anecdotes related to the world of gladiator games, you will end our tour in the most hidden and evocative part of the whole amphitheater. And there, your free time will begin, so that you can stay in this extraordinary place for as long as you wish.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 65 reviews

My husband and I were not disappointed and would recommend the arena to anyone! We were met by Benedetta who was our guide and she was extremely knowledgable, told us all about the history of the arena and answered questions from the group. It was a fantastic place to visit! Rachel and Matt

Benedetta was a knowledgeable and friendly guide who led us into the glorious history of this amphitheater that is older than the Colosseum of Rome. Besides the 30 minutes visit, we were allowed to roam in the arena and even climb to the top level. Definitely worth the visit.

Our guide Paola (sorry if spelling is wrong) was knowledgeable and very engaging - she made the tour interesting and informative. Good group size and easy to hear/understand. Well worth it to learn about the Arena instead of just walking around alone.

it's very nice tour, great guide telling stories and guide us for the most interesting places. Great service,would highly recomend it. In one day you will visit most popular places in Verona and Sermione it's a little paradise

The guide was terrific. I learned so much and felt part of the history and spirit. I very highly recommend.