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Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

1. Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet up with your English- and German-speaking official guide in the center of the city and get ready to discover the delights of this northern Italian city. Explore the streets of Verona’s historical center, taking in the churches and palaces that have helped make this town a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.   Your first highlight will be Romeo’s house and Juliet’s house, where you’ll learn about Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy that inspires hundreds of people to get married every year. But Verona is not only about romance and love ⁠— it’s also the most important and powerful Roman city ever built, and the Arena is proof. Built in 30 AD, the Arena is remarkably well preserved for its age. Learn about its history and how it has survived all these years.   Then, enjoy the story of Piazza Dane, the Scala family, and all the historical figures who contributed to make Verona what it is. Take a selfie with a Roman soldier at the Arena, on Adige River, in front of a glass of wine on the main square, and more.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

2. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a full-day tour to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from multiple departure points in Lake Garda and travel in comfort by air-conditioned coach. Take a short walk into the city center on arrival and see one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire at the Arena, still used for concerts today. Continue to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe before going to Juliet's House to look at the balcony where Romeo declared his eternal love for Juliet in Shakespeare’s tragedy. Learn more about how the city has developed over the centuries and discover artistic elements from different periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio and the tombs of the Scaligeri family at the church of Santa Maria Antica. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River and more. Then, get some free time to stroll down Via Mazzini and browse the local and high street shops before the return journey to Lake Garda.

Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

3. Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

Join a bike tour to see Verona, considered the most romantic Italian city thanks to the fascination of one of the most important of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. As you cycle, imagine the beautiful history and fiction of this city. Reach Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in all of Verona. See the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built around 30 A.D. Cycle through Piazza Erbe and its open-air market, Piazzale Castel San Pietro and the beautiful San Zeno basilica. From Brà Molinari, enjoy an amazing view of the city's river and hills. After stopping in front of the Duomo and crossing the ancient Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra, prepare your legs: you'll leave your bikes for a little while to climb up to Castel San Pietro by a panoramic staircase. Climb 231 steps to a viewpoint of Verona's skyline. Rest assured: you will be highly rewarded for your small effort by the spectacular ruins of the Roman Theatre and by a breathtaking view of Verona. Halfway up the panoramic stairway, you'll also stop to admire the view of the Roman Theatre ruins.

Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the sights of Verona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide and marvel at monuments from different periods of the city's rich history. Marvel at the monumental Roman amphitheater on Piazza Brà, built in the 1st century AD and still in use today. Stroll down to the River Adige to see the medieval fortress of the Castelvecchio and historic Ponte Scaligero (Castelvecchio Bridge). Pass through the 3rd-century Porta Borsari archway that formed part of the original Roman walls. Continue along the Corso to Piazza Erbe at the heart of the Roman city and soak up the lively atmosphere. See the historical Café Dante on Piazza dei Signori and admire the medieval Palazzi Scaligeri where the Scaliger Tombs commemorate the family that ruled Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century. Continue down a narrow alleyway to stand in front of the house and balcony where Romeo declared his love for Juliet, according to the tale by Shakespeare!

Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

5. Verona & Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan

Get to know Verona, and Lake Garda on this day trip from Milan. Your guide will take you to the famous Shakespearean sights of Romeo & Juliet, the Roman amphitheatre (internal visit not included in the tour) and before you finally will have an incredible panoramic view on the country's largest lake. After driving from Milan to Verona, you will be taken on a guided tour, following the footsteps of William Shakespeare's famous play 'Romeo & Juliet'. You will get to see the famous balcony of the Capulet residence where Romeo was said to have called out to his beloved Juliet. But Verona has even a lot more to offer: You will visit the famous Roman amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st century AD and where nowadays every summer Verona's well-known open air operas take place. Furthermore, the tour will take you to Piazza Mercato and other beautiful architectural places in downtown Verona. For lunch, you will be given some free time to explore the city by yourself and optionally do some shopping or simply enjoy the picturesque old town in one of Verona's splendid cafés! After lunch, we will continue our journey to Sirmione, a small fortified village at the end of a narrow peninsula that extends for about 4 km into Lake Garda and offers wonderful panoramic views on the eastern and western shores of the lake. Your guide will give you an extensive tour of the old town, before you may optionally join a boat tour on the lake.

Verona: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

6. Verona: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the romance, drama and family feuds of Verona that led Shakespeare to choose the city as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Start your guided tour at the famous Arena, which was built before Rome’s Colosseum and is still used for cultural events. Walk to Juliet's house to see the famous balcony and the statue of Juliet. Continue to Herbs Square, where you’ll find a lively market, the Lamberti Tower, and the ancient Domus Mercatorum. Next, make a stop at the historical Signori Square. See structures from the Roman through to the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods. Pass through medieval courtyards on your way to the Scala Family Tombs.

From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

7. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

2-hours Amarone Wine Tour with Sommelier Wine Tastings

8. 2-hours Amarone Wine Tour with Sommelier Wine Tastings

Visit Verona’s most innovative wine cellar, where winemakers use their magic to produce wines popular around the world. Taste nine wines, including some of the most famous Amarone wines, along with other Valpolicella wines. In the process, learn about the production method from an expert sommelier. As well as exploring this modern winery, you will also visit the ancient cellar, carved out of a sandstone wall. This is where, year after year, the wines mature, before finally being bottled. You will taste the red wine that made the province of Veneto-Amarone della Valpolicella so famous, and learn about the unique methods of making this classic dry red wine. Extended wine tastings give you an opportunity to try some of the best versions of Amarone along with other Valpolicella wines.

Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour with Juliet's House

9. Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour with Juliet's House

Follow your guide through the ancient streets of Verona on this private tour. Admire the Verona Arena and famous squares like delle Erbe and dei Signori.  Meet your local guide at Piazza Bra. Walk by the Verona Arena, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater. Listen to anecdotes and historical information as you stroll through the delle Erbe and dei Signori squares.  Head to a statue of the characters of Romeo and Juliet. Explore the house of Juliet, a Gothic-style house that is said to have inspired the love story. Continue to the Church of Sant'Elena which is over a thousand years old. View the picturesque Piazza Duomo.  Enter the Capitular Library and admire a library that has survived an earthquake, the plague, and a flood. 

Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

10. Veneto: Amarone Cooking and Tasting Experience in a Villa

Head off on a beautiful journey into the countryside of northern Italy and discover the best food and wine the region has to offer, served in one of the most sumptuous Renaissance surroundings. At one of Verona’s most distinguished villas, encircled by the vineyards of Valpolicella, you will not only taste the gourmet delights of this top Italian kitchen, you will get a chance to cook them. See the ancient, well-stocked cellars and taste Amarone, the rich, dry red wine made from partially dried grapes. Start with a guided tour of the best Valpolicella wine cellar before moving onto Amarone vineyards, owned by one of the most renowned wine makers in Italy and set in the beautiful rolling hillsides surrounding Verona. Here you will learn all about the characteristics of the various grape varieties and the viticulture behind Valpolicella wine. Then, continue to one of the finest examples of Renaissance buildings just 30 minutes from Verona. The villa is famous for its magnificent fireplaces, featuring stone-carved recherché creatures that are both a wonder and a mystery to behold. The villa’s architecture is typical of sixteenth-century Italy, symmetric but versatile, and designed to revive the Golden Age. While there, you will learn how to cook some of the dishes traditionally served in this region, as the villa’s head chef takes you through a late-morning cooking class entitled, "The Pearls of our Cuisine: Pasta and Amarone." Learn the fundamentals of fresh pasta-making in all its different forms and find out about the delicious sauces and condiments that traditionally accompany it. You will also be shown how to make braised beef with Amarone and, to top it all off, the chef will introduce you to sbrisolona, the delectable, crumbly Italian sweet. The chefs of the villa will do their best to please you with fine, traditional cuisine complemented with the best local wines. Taste several kinds of Amarone and learn to recognize it by its slightly spicy bitterness, which is reminiscent of roasted almonds. Indulge in the gourmet lunch before the monstrous fireplaces in one of the spectacular halls of the villa. Finally, digest your meal with a stroll in the idyllic and mesmerizing landscape surrounding the villa. Gaze out onto the vineyards that spread out for miles under the Italian sun, as they have done for hundreds of years.

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What people are saying about Verona

Francesca was delightful and informative with the history of Verona, we had a great time and recommend this event

Excellent guide and so informative! Our guide was very interesting to listen to. He went over and beyond.

The tour was really interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable and helpful! Recommend to anyone.

it is an amazing experience. WIthin three hours you obtain a full aspect of Verona and it's history.

A great way to explore Verona , lovely cycling and very informative . Would recommend!