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Porta Borsari Tours

Porta Borsari
Porta Borsari is a white limestone gate that once marked an entrance point into the Italian city of Verona. With two arched entrances and two sets of windows above, it’s a lasting example of the impressive scale of Roman monumental architecture. 

The Basics 
In Roman times, this city gate was part of a larger structure with fortified towers, one known as Porta Jovia in reference to a temple to the god Jupiter that stood nearby. The name changed to Porta Borsari when the gate became the main tax-collection point for goods heading in and out of Verona. Built in the first century AD by Emperor Gallieno, the gate stands at the top of Corso Porta Borsari, one of Verona’s best shopping streets. It’s a popular stop on guided walking tours and hop-on-hop-off bus tours of the city.  

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • For the best view, approach the city gate from the pedestrianized Corso Porta Borsari for the best view. 
  • You’ll find numerous cafes nearby—they’re perfect for lunch or a snack.
  • Wear comfortable footwear if you’re planning to join a walking tour of the city. 

How to Get There 
Porto Borsari is located at 59 Corso Porta Borsari in downtown Verona. It’s easy to access on foot from other points in the city center, and hop-on-hop-off tour buses stop nearby. 

When to Get There 
Porta Borsari is a public monument accessible 24 hours a day year-round. Located on a busy shopping street, if you’re planning to take photographs of the gate, try to visit early in the day when there are fewer people. 

Visit Juliet’s Balcony 
William Shakespeare set one of his most famous works in Verona—that’s right, Romeo and Juliet. Down a narrow street in the city center, you’ll find the Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s house) and its romantic balcony that’s believed to be the inspiration behind the play’s most famous scene. Although Shakespeare never visited Verona, and the balcony was added in the last century, the house did once belong to the Capellos, a precursor of the Capulet family that’s immortalized in the tragic love story.  
Address: Corso Porta Borsari, 59, Verona 37121, Italy
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Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

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Get familiar with wonderful Verona, an eye-pleasing ancient city that offers churches and palaces, squares and cobblestoned streets. This guided tour gives you an in-depth look at Verona as you explore its highlights including the 2,000-year-old Arena di Verona and Juliet's balcony. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the highlights of romantic Verona during a hop-on hop-off bus tour aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck while you ride past the city’s main attractions and listen to informative audio commentary along the way. There are two different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.91
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Verona Segway Tour

Verona Segway Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Verona on a Segway tour of the glittering city. With a professional guide, cruise to popular attractions like the Basilica of St Anastasia and Porta Palio while listening to illuminating commentary. Travel at a leisurely pace to visit ancient landmarks like the Arena di Verona, a colossal Roman amphitheatre, and the Castelvecchio. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$131.53
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Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

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Explore the romantic city of Verona on this guided walking tour. Discover why Shakespeare wrote about the city and why UNESCO listed it as a World Heritage Site as you walk past monuments, busy squares, and quaint alleyways. Then head to the Verona Arena with skip-the-line access to marvel at the ancient Roman amphitheater constructed in pink marble as your guide informs you of its history and stories.
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  • 3 hours
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The city of Romeo and Juliet: An audio tour through Verona's cobbled streets

The city of Romeo and Juliet: An audio tour through Verona's cobbled streets

Verona is as timeless and romantic as the story of Romeo and Juliet, which takes place in its cobbled streets. On this self guided audio tour, you'll discover that there is more to the city than a tale of tragic love. We’ll leave the busy shopping streets and travel back in time, along the oldest Roman road in northern Italy. More than 2,000 years of history are reflected in the facades of its Roman and Medieval buildings, and there’s a mix of pragmatism and invention in the way old has been recycled into new. We’ll trace the shoreline of the Adige River too, taking in grand piazzas and picturesque alleyways. I'll also show you where to find the best Veronese cuisine along the way. The tour’s highlights include: • The arena where gladiators came to die • A glimpse at the houses of Romeo and Juliet • The Palazzi of the medieval powerhouse Scala family, as well as their private chapel and cemetery • The splendour of Piazza Erbe, the ancient Roman forum
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
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Verona Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Verona Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Get to know the real Verona as your expert guide introduces you to a city of rich history and literary legend. This two-hour private walking tour takes you to the city’s most celebrated highlights, from ‘Juliet’s balcony’ to the magnificent Arena di Verona.
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  • 2 hours
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Verona - Instagram Tour

Verona - Instagram Tour

Unlike other classic tours, this excursion will allow travelers to stay longer in each place. In this way, they will be able to enjoy the city without haste and will be able to better admire the different panoramas that Verona offers. The selected places are also the most photogenic of all and this will make memories more intense!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Tailor-made experience targeting all those people who want to make the most of their time in the city and therefore prefer to be guided by a local professional whose preparation, experience and passion can definitely guarantee the highest achievement.
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  • 2 hours
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Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

At nightfall, with the last rays of light, Verona becomes a magical place with incredible charm. The facades of the monuments light up, creating suggestive effects of light and shadow. This guided walking tour takes you away from the noise of the city, in an environment of unexpected beauty. A visit in the evening, after sunset, will leave you with unforgettable memories. You will discover details that normally are not noticed in a daytime visit: you can peek and observe the inside of the houses very often covered with frescoes and the silence of the streets and the darkness immerse us in an almost unreal world. The beauty of this city which is an open-air museum seduces visitors. Finally, in summer it is certainly very pleasant to avoid the heat of the day and enjoy the cool of the night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Verona in the Moonlight Walking Tour

Verona in the Moonlight Walking Tour

Enjoy the perfect introduction to Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, on this moonlight walking tour, capped at just 10 travelers for a more intimate experience. Stroll along the glistening Adige; cross the 14th-century Castelvecchio Bridge; hear the tragic tale behind Lover’s Well; admire Roman-era sites including the Verona Arena and Porta Borsari; and soak up the sights of Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$71.74
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Private orientation tour with licensed Verona local guide

Private orientation tour with licensed Verona local guide

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We have a personal touch in what we say and show. Just let us know, we maximise your time.The tour boutique is at your disposal. If you wish a longer and more detailed experience, please contact us!
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  • 2 hours
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$239.14
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Verona Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

Verona Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

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Discover Verona through its food on a walking tour around the city center. You'll learn about the local cuisine, culture, and culinary history as you visit restaurants and food venues to taste a variety of items.
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tour of Verona by Night

Walking Tour of Verona by Night

Would you like to discover the charming Verona from a different point of view and live an exciting experience in the old town? Come and visit the city under the moonlight. The atmosphere is so quiet that you can even listen to the sound of the Adige river flowing around the city. Have a leisure stroll around the old town, feel the breeze and see the golden lights illuminating the ancient monuments. This is definitely the best moment to discover the most beautiful corners and squares of the city: the elegance of the monuments, the tiny cobbled streets and the ancient buildings. With the help of your local guide you will discover the heart of Verona as well as its ancient history and you will find out yourself the reason why the city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. This amazing place will surprise you and make you realize that, especially under the moonlight, it is the most romantic city of all.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Verona: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Verona: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Among all the culinary experiences in Italy, you cannot miss out on our famous gelato invented in the Renaissance age. Join our experience and discover the secrets behind one of the most important gelato shops in Italy, before having a taste for yourself.  In addition you can also enjoy unlimited sightseeing in Verona for the duration of your stay, using the Vox City Guide to navigate, listen and explore the streets at your own pace. With over 100 points of interest, including Verona Arena, Juliet’s House and Piazza delle Erbe, your smartphone will transform into the ultimate travel companion.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour

Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour

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Verona is a charming and unique italian city. Discover it with a local and a Professional Licensed Tour Guide, a tour guide who was born in Verona and still lives there. Walk on its open and colorful squares, learn about its glorious past and its lively present. Admire the beauty of its highlights and discover its hidden corners and gems. Follow the water of the river surrounding the old town, and look at the enchanting hills with their vineyards, cypress and olive trees. Finally you will fall in love with Verona!
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  • 3 hours
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$239.14
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The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

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What if Shakespeare’s starcrossed lovers Romeo and Juliet actually had a different fate? When visiting Verona, solve a mystery based on the Bard’s tragic tale by solving a series of puzzles and clues that take you through the ‘City of Love.’ Have fun putting the pieces together as you travel to landmarks like Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, the Scaliger Tombs and Forti Palace. Along the way, boost your brain power with a complimentary snack and drink.
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  • 3 hours
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$383.24
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