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Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

1. Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

Follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and great Roman emperors and explore the city of Verona at your own pace with a Verona Card. Valid for 24  or 48 hours (depending on the option booked), the Verona Card gives you free or reduced entrance to dozens of city museums and monuments, as well as unlimited travel on the ATV transport system. Save time and money as you go everywhere, see everything, and skip the long lines along the way. The Verona Card is an all-inclusive ticket that acts as your personal passport to the historic city. Look inside the Verona Arena, where opera is still staged on special nights. Marvel at Juliet's Balcony and read the love letters pinned to the wall of the Casa di Guilietta. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower). These are just a few of the attractions on offer. See them according to your interests, and travel from one to the next on the ATV bus system. Free Entrance to Museums and Monuments: • Verona Arena (skip the line pass) • Museo Lapidario Maffeiano • Casa di Giulietta and Juliet's Balcony • Torre dei Lamberti • Museo di Castelvecchio • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore • Complesso del Duomo • Chiesa di Santa Anastasia • Arche Scaligere • Galleria d'arte moderna Achille Forti - GAM Palazzo della Ragione • Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore • Museo Civico di Storia Naturale • Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta • Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (MATR) • Museo della Radio Guglielmo Marconi Reduced Price Entrance: • Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi Erizzo • Museo Africano • Giardino Giusti • MusALab - Franca Rame Dario Fo

Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

2. Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

Look over the sights of Verona 84 meters above street level with an entry ticket to the Medieval Tower of Lamberti, still in use as a clock tower for the city. This tower is located in the heart of the city center, Piazza delle Erbe, a few minutes walk from the most important attractions of Balcone di Giulietta and Arena. If you're feeling sporty, 289 steps are waiting for you! Or, if you simply want to get to the top as fast and easy as possible, you can take the internal elevator to the terraces to admire the characteristic spires from a fresh perspective.

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. 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.

Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

4. Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

Book your tickets to witness a unique operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Enjoy a live performance at a venue where Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos have had the pleasure of singing. Upgrade your experience with a Verona walking tour before the show starts. Choose the show you wish to see and make your booking, then simply exchange your voucher at gate number 7 at the Montebaldo desk on the day of the performance. Shows in 2023: Aida - June 16-17, 2023 (all June shows start at 9:15 PM)Carmen - June 23, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 24, 2023Aida - June 25 and 29, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 30, 2023Rigoletto - July 1, 2023 (July shows start at 9:00 PM)Carmen - July 6, 2023 Rigoletto - July 7, 2023 La Traviata - July 8, 2023 Aida - July 9, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 13, 2023La Traviata - July 14, 2023Nabucco - July 15, 2023 Aida - July 16, 2023Rigoletto - July 20, 2023Aida - July 21, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 22, 2023Juan Diego Florez - July 23, 2023La Traviata - July 27, 2023Nabucco - July 28, 2023Tosca - July 29, 2023Aida - July 30, 2023Aida - August 2, 2023 (August shows start at 8:45 PM)Nabucco - August 3, 2023 Rigoletto - August 4, 2023Tosca - August 5, 2023Placido Domingo - August 6, 2023Tosca - August 10, 2023Carmen - August 11, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 12, 2023Aida - August 13, 2023Nabucco - August 17, 2023Aida - August 18, 2023La Traviata - August 19, 2023Jonas Kaufmann - August 20, 2023Aida - August 23, 2023Carmen - August 24, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 25, 2023La Traviata - August 26, 2023Tosca - September 1, 2023 (September shows start at 8:45 PM)Madama Butterfly - September 2, 2023Aida - September 3, 2023Carmen - September 6, 2023Madama Butterfly - September 7, 2023Aida- September 8, 2023La Traviata - September 9, 2023

Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

5. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

Mantova City Center and Ducal Palace: 3-Hour Guided Tour

6. Mantova City Center and Ducal Palace: 3-Hour Guided Tour

Surrounded by 3 small lakes, Mantova rises almost magically from the waters. The relationship between Mantua and water is a very close one: the Mincio River, the lakes and the medieval canal known as Rio are all entwined in Mantovan traditions. On a 3-hour walking tour in the city center you’ll discover how water and earth are unexpectedly interwoven. See stunning buildings, squares and churches. Learn about the importance of the Gongaza family in fine art and how they transformed their home into what is today the largest museum in Italy. The Ducal Palace was built between the 14th and the 17th centuries as the family’s royal residence in the capital of their duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and feature inner courts and gardens. The complex includes about a thousand rooms and occupies an area of 34,000 square meters. Although most famous for Mantegna's frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Room), there are many other very significant architectural and painted elements. Visit Rigoletto's House, see the exterior of the Saint George Castle and visit Piazza Castello, Piazza Santa Barbara and Piazza lega Lombarda. At Piazza Sordello you’ll have views of the Ducal Palace façade, the Cathedral, Vicolo Bonacolsi, Piazza Broletto with the medieval Palazzo del Podesta and Palazzo del Massaro and Arengario. Piazza delle Erbe is surrounded by the Palazzo della Ragione, the Clock Tower and the Saint Lorenzo Church. See the façade of the Merchant's House, Piazza Mantegna with the Basilica of Sant'Andrea built by Leon Battista Alberti and Piazza Leon Battista Alberti with the former cloister of the Sant'Andrea Monastery. No entrance tickets are needed on this city center tour, unless you’d like to visit the beautiful Bibiena Theatre where Mozart played when he was 13 years old (entrance €2). Churches close at noon and re-open at 15.00. During services entrance to visit churches is not permitted. For the Ducal Palace the entrance fee is €13. The Castle and Ducal Palace limit entrance to groups not larger than 25 people. For larger groups additional guides are needed and bookings are required in advance. On the first Sunday of every month, entrance to the Ducal Palace is free of charge, but cannot be booked in advance. As only 1,500 people per day can enter the room painted by Mantegna, on these special Sundays it may be impossible to enter that particular room.

From Bergamo: Verona and Sirmione Full-Day Tour

7. 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.

Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

8. Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

Meet your certified local guide in the shade 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 the amphitheatre and already discover very interesting details such as the original size, its relationship with the town and the complex articulation of its access facilities. Then you will move towards the "wing", in whose shade 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 connecting the external gates with the internal "vomitoria". You will discover the places frequented by gladiators and those used to house wild beasts. Will you perhaps forget to enter the "arena" as a gladiator would have done? And take a seat on the stonesteps as the spectators still do? After listening to the countless anecdotes related to the world of gladiator games, you will end your tour in the most hidden and evocative part of the whole amphitheatre. And there, your free time will begin, so that you can stay in this extraordinary place for as long as you wish.

Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico

9. Vicenza: Private Walking Tour with Teatro Olimpico

Enjoy a private tour and explore a lesser-known jewel of the Veneto region, the beautiful city of Vicenza. With a dedicated guide, enter the unique Olympic Theater, the first enclosed theater in the world. Constructed by architect Andrea Palladio between 1580 and 1585, it boasts interiors made of wood, stucco and plaster, and is now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.     Next, walk through the Vicenza historic center to see its most important sites, such as Chiericati Palace, the "Ca’ d’Oro," Piazzetta Santo Stefano, Sesso-Zen-Fontana Palace, Negri-De Salvi Palace, Thiene Palace, Contra’ Porti, Porto-Festa, Porto-Colleoni, and the Porto-Breganze e Barbaran-Porto Palaces.   Visit the beautiful Piazza dei Signori to marvel at the great Basilica Palladiana, one of Andrea Palladio’s masterpieces. Since 1994, this basilica, together with other Palladian buildings in and around Vicenza, has been part of the City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

10. Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Visit the iconic Juliet's House in Verona with a private, local guide. Save time by skipping the line, learn about the House's rich history, and explore the stunning Piazza dei Signori and Piazza del Erbe. Begin your tour with a visit to Juliet's House. Fans of Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet can see Juliet's Balcony and imagine themselves in the middle of the tragic love story. Skip the line and learn the house's secrets from your guide on a private tour. After Juliet's House, wander through the nearby squares and narrow streets. Check out Piazza dei Signori and its monument to Dante and towering arches. After, head to Piazza del Erbe and see the famous fountain in the middle of the square.

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4.6 / 5

based on 145 reviews

Excellent, however at Juliet's house I had to queue (although it said no queue). Everything else was fine, the person who gave me the card gave me all the relevant information, explained to me about the hours and locations on the map of the places that I had access to and that I had to book for Juliet's house and even though I I did the same, I had to queue.

Alle haupt Sehenswürdigkeiten mit dieser Karte stehen zur Verfügung. Das Büro ist in der Mitte der Stadt und sehr einfach erreichbar. In großem und ganzen bin ich ganz zufrieden und kann diese Karte jedem empfehlen.

Perfect for a day in Verona. The only thing to add is that there should be a tourist office at the train station, so you can pick up the card there.

It is definitely worth buying such a card if you will be traveling by bus and also want to see a lot of the city, it is really worth it!

Although the bus was 15 minutes late arriving everything else made us forget that. A lovely driver and both guides