Verona
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  • Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

    1. 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.

    We were very happy to skip the long line at The Arena. Our Tour guide was very friendly and informative. The tour is not really long but you are definitely getting your moneys worth. Think we would have been a little lost in the arena without her.

  • Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

    2. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

    Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and start exploring the town. The fist stop will be Castelvecchio, the magnificent medieval castle built by Scaligeri family. Then with your local guide you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena di Verona. Admire the Roman amphitheatre's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today Arena is setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. After taking some memorable photos of ancient roman ruins and some beautiful squares, pass by Juliet's Balcony.  Afterwards, enter the Verona Arena and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues. Look beyond the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, hear stories of gladiators and famous operas in the amphitheatre. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

    Priscilla is one of the best guides I've ever met. She's very bright, enthusiastic, and passionate about explaining all history of Verona. If you want to start a journey in Verona, her guide would be the perfect to begin with.

  • Verona: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    3. Verona: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    Embark on a 2-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...

  • Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    4. 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. ...

    Very nice tour to get to know Verona. Could be a little longer and more detailed.

  • From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Tour

    5. 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...

    very great experience . The guide Alessandro is very skilled. He speaks very well differents language ( french...)

  • Verona: Vineyard and Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

    6. Verona: Vineyard and Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

    Visit the countryside of Verona in a rural family-run winery home to 5 generations. At the winery, enjoy a peaceful stroll around the vineyard and listen to the family history of the winery and its estates. Then head to the traditional drying room and learn how to dry Amarone grapes using a process called Appassimento. Listen to the winemaker explain the process of making wine, and how different grapes produce different flavors. Visit the rural house and cellar next, which have been used for wine making since the 17th century. Finally, after your tour of the winery, enjoy a tasting session of a selection of fine wines including Valpolicella, Ripasso and the great Amarone. Learn how to evaluate them using your senses of sight, smell and taste. The wine is paired with a selection of antipasti including local cheeses, salami, and extra virgin olive oil. As you eat, admire the stunning vie...

    The family that lived there were extremely heart warming and welcoming when we got there. We were greeted with coffee as soon as we arrived. The tour guide was so friendly and his English was fantastic. We were taught about the local area and how they grow and produce their different wines. After, we were served local cheese, meats and bread which were probably the best we’ve had since our arrival in Italy. We had three glasses of wine each and they were fantastic! Paired with a beautiful biscuit/dessert. They were in no hurry to get rid of us and took so much time and patience with everyone’s queries and comments. I would highly recommend doing this if you are in the area!

  • Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

    7. Verona Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

    Discover a jewel of the European Renaissance on 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. Following a transfer by air-conditioned coach, discover a clear example of a city that has developed progressively without interruption over 2,000 years. Admire artistic elements of the highest quality from different periods, including the ever-present contributions of the Scaligeri family. Upon arrival, 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 Erbe), before going to Juliet's House to see messages of love written by visitors from around the world. You will also go to the Castelvecchio ...

    Had a great day out in Verona, our guide on the coach was really well informed and cheerful all day. Leonardo in Verona, was hilarious and knew his area extremely well. Would recommend to anyone. What was also so kind and thoughtful, is that we were picked up from our hotel, saving us at least a 30 minute walk.

  • The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

    8. The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

    Take an unforgettable walk around the historic heart of Verona, and discover the gems of the city of “Romeo and Juliet.” Meet your guide then wander among the UNESCO-inscribed monuments, such as the Arena, a pink marble Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, considered one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Learn how it has survived more than 2,000 years, and thrives today as the main venue for the summer opera festival. Go to the tiny dead-alley that contains Juliet's Balcony and House (Casa di Giulietta). Many choose to pin a love letter to the wall. Discover the heart of the historic centre with the famous Piazza Erbe and Torre dei Lamberti as well as little Medieval buildings and iconic squares of this beautiful city.

    Excellent guide. Small group of mixed nationalities but Alberto our guide made sure everyone was included and understood. Great way to see major sites and discover places you may not have found wandering around by yourself.

  • Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

    9. 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 ...

  • Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

    10. Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

    Admire the beautiful city of Verona, Unesco enlisted world heritage site, on this guided walking tour lasting 2.5 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 Ro...

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 451 reviews

Walk through the streets of Verona, really pleasant! Isabella, the guide was super helpful and while she told us the stories of the places, all the passion for her city shone through. Positive experience for a hit and run of just a couple of hours, but ideal for seeing the most significant places in Verona!

We were very happy to skip the long line at The Arena. Our Tour guide was very friendly and informative. The tour is not really long but you are definitely getting your moneys worth. Think we would have been a little lost in the arena without her.

Excellent guide. Small group of mixed nationalities but Alberto our guide made sure everyone was included and understood. Great way to see major sites and discover places you may not have found wandering around by yourself.

We had a super good guide named Isabella, she was amazing and very empathetic. Perfect for English and told many great stories. Hope everyone is so lucky to have her.

Very nice tour to get to know Verona. Could be a little longer and more detailed.