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Verona

Fall in love with this ancient city’s picturesque plazas, Roman amphitheater, and countless churches.

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

2. 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)

From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

3. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterward, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium: Skip-the-line Ticket

4. Gardaland Park and SEA LIFE Aquarium: Skip-the-line Ticket

Explore Gardaland, the oldest park in Italy, and the SEA LIFE Acquarium with this special pass. Discover is the most popular theme park in Italy and the fascinating marine life of the aquarium. Discover the park on the southeastern banks of Lake Garda, landscaped in great detail to reference the realms of history, geography, space, and fantasy. Enjoy an array of adrenaline-pumping rides and entertaining shows with something for all members of the family, from young children to grandparents. Throughout the day, you will be able to explore the rides, such as the Oblivion – The Black Hole dive coaster and the mysterious Jungle Rapids. Travel back in time at the 4D Ice Age adventure and float on a log on the Colorado Boat. New for 2022, experience the jungles of Jumanji - The Adventure in your own 4x4 off-road vehicle. Navigate your way through dangerous animals, falling obstacles, and a mighty stone giant to return the sacred jewel back to the fabled shrine in a race against time to save Jumanji. The pass also includes entrance to the Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium. Discover some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, with 5,000 specimens in 37 tanks.  Visit the interactive rock pools, where you can touch a real shark egg and get a close-up view of the starfish. Don’t miss shark-feeding time, a thrilling sight to behold.  Walk through the unique transparent underwater tunnel. You'll be lost for words as sharks, stingrays and a beautiful Napoleon fish swim undisturbed right over your head. Watch fascinating films about the marine world in the aquarium cinema. Learn how you can support SEA LIFE's ocean conservation campaigns during your visit.

Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

5. Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

Explore the essence of Italian cooking at a hands-on cooking class in the historic heart of Verona, and prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. You will learn to appreciate simple Italian cooking using fresh, high quality ingredients that don’t require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor. Based on the Mediterranean diet, each class prepares a classic dish in a professional kitchen. Your chef will take you through easy-to-learn techniques to make fresh pasta, risotto (made with local rice), and tiramisù, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident to cook like an Italian, making healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

6. 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 Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

7. 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: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

8. Verona: 2-Hour Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

9. Lake Garda: Wine and Food Tastings in the Vineyards

Learn about local flavors in a wonderful Lake Garda location during this tasting of local wines and foods at a vineyard in Lazise. Spend time in the vineyards and cellar, and taste up to 6 wines with cold cuts, cheeses, Garda extra virgin olive oil, and bread. Sipping on a white Garganega, a Chiaretto, or sparkling wine, begin your journey into the world of wine on Lake Garda. With your drink in hand, start learning about the quality of grapes and production methods. Taste test Verona's salami and cheeses along with different types of wine from reds to fresh and fruity types. Before the end of the experience, get a taste of Garda’s one and only extra virgin olive oil that’s perfectly paired with toasted bread. Experience its fruity and delicate flavors that only Garda can guarantee.

Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

10. Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

Explore the Valpolicella wine area on a self-guided tour by e-bike. Use the app on your phone to discover the beauty of the region, and take part in an afternoon tasting session of local wines and snacks. Pick up your bike between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the city center of Verona. Use your phone to download the app and follow the scenic route. Leave the city behind and discover the Valpolicella Valley. Explore an area of vineyards, olive trees, small villages, terraced cultivations, and beautiful views. Make your way to the winery at 2:30 PM for your tasting session. Enjoy 4 glasses of local wine, including Amarone, with a variety of local cheese and salami. Then, set off again and return to the city to return your e-bike. You'll probably be back around 5:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,902 reviews

Value for money well worth it. Exchanged voucher trouble free at the tourist information office by the arena trouble free. Card allows you access to all the main sites. It is far more economical to purchase the card than to go for the purchase of individual tickets

Straight into the arena and Juliet’s House, tomb and Lamberti tower was good value for money and easy to vet around walking or on the buses included. Helped us fit in as much as we could with only 24 hours in Verona

Our guide was super passionate about her home town. He held our attention easily and was super interesting. The time went very quickly and we were very glad to have done the tour.

Fabio is a wonderful, multi-language guide with a great knowledge of the city, will book another tour with him next time I am in Verona.

Maria was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fantastic afternoon exploring Verona and learning about the city’s history.