Porta Borsari, Italy

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Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

1. Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona. Visit historical landmarks dating from Roman, medieval, and Renaissance times and learn the history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your guided walking adventure at the Piazza Bra, surrounded by the first medieval city wall, and see the Renaissance Palazzo Della Gran Guardia and Roman amphitheater. Enjoy a short walk along via Mazzini and arrive at the remains of the Roman city wall and gate, called "Porta Borsari." From the Adige river, admire the huge medieval Castelvecchio and its bridge, a reminder of this once-mighty military stronghold. Stop at the old Forum Romanum, transformed into a market square during medieval times. Here, see the old "Corte Sgarzerie," where wool was carded, stamped, and sold. Continue to the Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by the stunning baroque Maffei Palace and the painted facades of the Mazzanti's houses. Next, pass Juliet's house and admire it from the street. Arrive at Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the statue of Dante in the center. Behind the Della Scala palaces, see the well-preserved tombstones of the old lords of Verona and continue to see Romeo's house. At via Sottoriva, pass old porticoes and bustling local restaurants and head towards Bra Molinari. Here, visit the only Roman bridge left and take in the views of Verona's countryside. From the riverbank, you can see Mount Saint Peter, an Austrian fortress, and the remains of the Roman theater on top.

From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

2. 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.

The Best of Verona Walking Tour

3. The Best of Verona Walking Tour

Perfect for the first time visitors! You will see impressive monuments, courtyards, beautiful buildings, hidden spots and romantic streets of Verona. Wander through Gavi arch, the Renaissance buildings, Roman Borsari Gate, ancient Roman Road, Erbe Square, the church of Santa Anastasia, river Adige, Roman theatre and the Stone Bridge. What Verona is famous for? Where is Juliet’s house? Your local professional guide will tell you fascinating stories and show the most important places in the city.

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What people are saying about Porta Borsari, Italy

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 47 reviews

If you are an art critic at the Sgarbi level, then you will have other ways to visit Verona, but if you are just people who want to know something about one of the wonderful Italian cities, this tour is for you. An excellent smattering of history from the Roman Empire to the Risorgimento, and then, off to see with your own eyes the vestiges of all these centuries. For the "do it yourself" tourist it is the top of satisfaction. Obviously, the words "wear comfortable shoes" are not redundant ...

We really enjoyed the city tour. It was interesting and informative. We got along well with the guide Manuela. She is nice and personable. I can only recommend the Verona tour. It definitely pays off. Especially because we were shown mainly things that are not in the travel guide.

Manuela was an incredible guide that knew exactly how to make Verona an engaging city for three college students. She traced the history of Verona through different hidden elements of the city that made the tour dynamic and worth it.

Our guide Manuela was such an excellent guide, very professional and full of information and curiosities about Verona. We visited the main historical places of Verona and we enjoyed it so much. Highly recommemded.

Extremely knowledgeable guide and fascinating information about the history and the building style of the city. Learnt so much