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Vicenza

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Verona: History ond Hidden Gems Off The Beaten Tracks

1. Verona: History ond Hidden Gems Off The Beaten Tracks

Stroll through Verona on a guided walking tour with your locally licensed guide. Learn about fascinating hidden details that are usually overlooked and admire the main landmarks of the city such as the Arena, Piazza Erbe, and Piazza Dante. Meet your guide in the main square of Piazza Bra. Set off on your guided tour of the city and first see its famous Arena. Learn about the spectacular gladiator battles that took place here, and admire its wonderful architecture. Follow the the early medieval city walls to reach the Corso, the oldest street of the entire city. Marvel at Porta Jovia, a historic Roman-era monument. Enjoy the scenic views of the Castelvecchio and the Ponte Scaligero over the Adige River. Dive into a set of backstreets, public and private courtyards where nobody goes to and learn how to detect the several hidden gems of local architecture and urban structure thanks to which is Verona Unesco world heritage. Explore Piazza delle Erbe and see the oldest fountain in the city. Learn about the history of the local market and admire some of the beautiful façades of historic townhouses. Stroll through Piazza dei Signori and see a variety of public buildings such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, Palazzo del Capitano and the highest tower in the city for you to experience the Medieval era in the city. Marvel at the dramatic Arche Scaligere mausoleums on your way to Romeo’s house and Juliet's balcony. Learn about the historical inspiration for the great Shakespearean tragedy and uncover the truth about it before concluding your tour.

Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

2. Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Enjoy a full-day tour of Verona, with round-trip transfers from a host of locations in Lake Garda, including Limone, Lazise and Riva del Garda. Travel by air-conditioned coach and see lights like the Square of Lords and Juliet's House.  Following a comfortable transfer, explore Verona which has developed progressively for over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Take a short walk into the city center, where a local guide will take you to the Verona Arena. See one of the finest Roman theaters still in use in existence anywhere in the world. Continue to the Square of Lords (Piazza dei Signori) and Square of Herbs (Piazza delle Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. Go to the Castelvecchio and see the tombs of the Scala family (Arche Scaligere). Look at the Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge that spans the Adige River. Have free time for some retail therapy on one of the most elegant streets in Italy. Stroll down the Via Mazzini and window shop (or max out your credit cards) before your return transfer to Lake Garda.

Verona: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

3. Verona: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

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. 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 Jesolo: Verona, Sirmione, and Lake Garda Full Day Tour

4. From Jesolo: Verona, Sirmione, and Lake Garda Full Day Tour

As this full-day (11-hour) excursion begins, you’ll relax on a bus transfer to Verona and listen to your guide’s comments about the trip highlights and the history of Verona and Sirmione. Take in views of the Veneto countryside and the scenic beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, magnolias, oleanders, and lemon trees. You'll arrive in Verona at about 11:00 and then embark on a guided walking tour of the center. Visit the colorful and lively Piazza delle Erbe that was the site of the Roman Forum. See the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, the Piazza dei Signori, where you’ll find the old City Hall, and the nearby Scaligere Tomb and Piazza Bra, which is the center of modern Verona. From Piazza Bra you’ll see the second-largest amphitheater in Italy (after the Colosseum), built in the first century for Roman performances and gladiator battles. It is now a venue for opera performances. After the guided tour you’ll have some free time on your own. Next you’ll depart on the 30-minute drive to Sirmione, a tiny town on the banks of Lake Garda. In Sirmione you can enjoy an optional boat trip (of around 20 minutes) to the far side of the lake. You’ll have free time to explore the romantic peninsula of Sirmione and take in the town’s narrow streets and its medieval walls and castle. Depart Sirmione at around 16:30, arriving in Jesolo at 19:00.

Castel Gandolfo: Kayak Food and Wine Tour

5. Castel Gandolfo: Kayak Food and Wine Tour

Your tour will begin with you being helped into all of the safety devices, such as the life jacket. You will then partake in a lesson on the ground which will run you through the techniques of paddling and on the use of the kayak. The first leg of paddling will involve your guide teaching you how to paddle, correcting the posture and the movement of your arms as you go. Your first break will then be at the village of the millstones, which consists of submerged stilt houses that you will see from your kayak. After your break, you will engage in another stretch of paddling through untouched nature where you can admire the summer residence of the Popes on the mountain of Castel Gandolfo. You will then take a second break at the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian. Next, you will pass in front of the old structure of the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, where all the kayaking and rowing competitions were fought. Your third stop will then be the Pope's Trampoline, where you will stop to admire the old structure on the lake shore with the ancient papal coat of arms. You will next be invited to continue your tour in a unique way to awaken all your sensory activities, as you paddle in perfect silence and listen exclusively to the sound of nature and the local wildlife. To stay in the theme of wild nature, you will then dock in an uncontaminated beach reachable only by kayak, where if the season allows, you will also dive and swim. Your paddling will then continue to the starting point, from where you will receive another relaxing break.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

6. 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 from Lake Garda and travel by a comfortable air-conditioned coach. Take a short walk in the city center and see one of the best-preserved monuments of the Roman Empire: the Arena, which hosts events, pop concerts and the opera festival. Meet the city guide for a 1h30 walking tour to Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe and Juliet's House. 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: City Highlights Private Tour

7. Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

Admire the beautiful city of Verona, Unesco enlisted world heritage site, on this guided walking tour lasting 2 hours. Your licensed guide will take you on a journey through time, from the Romans to the Middle Age. You will start at the arena, a famous amphitheater that was built more than 2000 years ago. You will then visit the Scaliger Tombs, where the infamous Scaliger family are buried, who ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th century. You can then immerse yourself in contemporary life in this ancient city. You will see the Piazza delle Erbe, a setting of many historic buildings and sculptures that also houses a colorful market overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also catch a glimpse of the Piazza dei Signori, the hub of the University students in the evenings.  Verona is also well-known also for its Shakespearean associations from the tragic love affair between Romeo and Juliet. You will end your tour by the famous Juliet balcony and read the wishes of the lovers who have left a love note pinned to the wall beneath. The tour will finish here where you guide will leave you to explore the city further yourself. 

Padua: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

8. Padua: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

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. 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. In the history-filled Padova you will first visit the beautiful Scrovegni Chapel. Then the unique Piazza Garibaldi and then the irreplaceable Piazza dei Signori. This wonderful route continues to the Padua Cathedral. As a fifth stop you will find the Ragione Palace. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza della Frutta. Of course, the University of Padua could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the MUSME. The penultimate destination is the enviable The Basilica of St. Anthony. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Prato della Valle. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Bolzano: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

9. Bolzano: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Bolzano at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device, use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Padua's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. Start the activity whenever you like and enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. In the historic Bolzano, you will first visit the beautiful Bolzano Cathedral. Then the unique Piazza Walther and then the irreplaceable Altstadt Bozen. This wonderful route continues to the Via dei Portici. As a fifth stop you will find the Piazza delle Erbe. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting South Tyrol Archeological Museum. Of course, the Museo Civico could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Victory Monument. The penultimate destination is the enviable Museion. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Chiesa dei Domenicani. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Padua: City Exploration Game and Tour

10. Padua: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with an City Exploration game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Padova. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. In the history-filled Padova you will first visit the beautiful Scrovegni Chapel. Then the unique Piazza Garibaldi and then the irreplaceable Piazza dei Signori. This wonderful route continues to the Padua Cathedral. As a fifth stop you will find the Ragione Palace. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Piazza della Frutta. Of course, the University of Padua could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the MUSME. The penultimate destination is the enviable The Basilica of St. Anthony. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Prato della Valle. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

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What people are saying about Vicenza

Overall rating

4.6
(32 reviews)

Fabio Massimo is a truly excellent guide, you can see that he has passion in what he does and he entertained us for 2 hours with his explanations and anecdotes. He showed us hidden corners from the usual visits to a city and we really liked this. Time flew by because we would have spent all day listening to it anyway. A cheerful, prepared and competent person, also nice and funny which never hurts. I highly recommend this tour with him!

The tour guided by Fabio was impeccable, he made us discover hidden and certainly less touristy corners of Verona with an exhaustive and tasty explanation and discovery of the history of the city and its main monuments, all combined with an excellent dose of friendliness and welcome from our guide who immediately made us feel like a group thanks

Amazing and we loved every second of it! Mauro knew everything and no question was unanswered! Even on a rainy day we had a fantastic time! We will do it again with Mauro on a sunny day next time we are in Verona!!!!

The route organized by Fabio is interesting, intelligent and extremely engaging!! Very useful for showing the true beautiful face of a city that mass tourism, however, sometimes diminishes!

I thank Fabio for showing us a Verona that we would never have seen