Recent Searches
Clear

Travel update: We’re doing our best to help keep you safe and your plans flexible. Learn more.

Read More

Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico) Tours

Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico)
With ancient Roman ruins, church crypts that inspired Shakespeare, and grand Austrian-style buildings from the 19th century, Verona’s Historic Center (Centro Storico) is an architectural treasure trove. Highlights include the 2nd-century Verona Arena, the Casa di Giulietta, and the 14th-century Scaliger Tombs. 

The Basics
The historic city of Verona was first settled by the Romans over 2,000 years ago. Several city sights—including the Roman theater and the Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge) over the Adige river—still remain from this early period, while many city streets, such as the Via Mazzini, follow the routes of ancient Roman roads with many ruins to visit. 

There are also many buildings dating from the Medieval and Renaissance eras, including the Casa di Giulietta, where the family said to have inspired Shakespeare’s Capulets in Romeo & Juliet once lived. Many people interested in the architectural history of the city choose to take part in a guided tour to learn more about the significance of the different buildings. 

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Verona’s Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 
  • If you’re planning to take part in a walking or bike tour make sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • The Historic Center is wheelchair accessible, although many streets are lined with cobbles.

How to Get There 
Verona’s Historic Center covers the central district of the city, lying roughly between Via Roma in the south and the riverbank in the north, east, and west. It is best explored on foot, either self-guided or as part of a walking, bike, or Segway tour. Additionally, hop-on-hop-off buses stop at many of the major tourist attractions making the city easy to navigate. 

When to Get There 
The streets in the Historic Center are open 24 hours a day year-round. Many of the individual sights have separate opening hours so check before you visit. The city is busiest in the summer months when visitors come from all over the world to enjoy opera performances at the Verona Arena. 

Climb Up to Castel San Pietro
For a bird’s-eye view of the city before you start exploring in earnest, head up the steep hill to Castel San Pietro—or save your legs and take the funicular railway. From the top you’ll be able to see the Roman roads cutting through the center, the river winding its way through the buildings, and make out the 30,000 seat Verona Arena. 
Address: Verona, Veneto, Italy
Read More

11 Tours and Activities to Experience Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico)

Filter
Select Dates
Today
Tomorrow




Did you know?You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.
Learn more
Did you know?
You can reserve your spot today and pay when you're ready.Learn more
Sort by:Featured
Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

star-5
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.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$41.85
From
$41.85
Taking safety measures

Discover Valpolicella Vineyards and Wine Tasting Experience

Discover Valpolicella Vineyards and Wine Tasting Experience

star-5
Valpolicella is one of Italy’s most important wine countries, and its scenic hills are dotted with traditional, family-run cellars. With this experience, visit one of these small wineries and learn about how the wines are produced and aged directly from the winemaker. Discover the history of the family and its estate, and end with a guided wine tasting paired with extra-virgin olive oil and local cheese and salami.
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.76
From
$65.76
Taking safety measures

Verona City Center Bike Tour

SPECIAL OFFER

Verona City Center Bike Tour

star-5
Explore romantic Verona on two wheels on this relaxed bike tour. Stop at Verona’s main sights, such as an ancient Roman bridge over the Adige River, two Roman theaters, the old city walls, and even Juliet’s House—made famous by Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ As you pedal through the UNESCO-listed historic center of Verona, hear stories of the city’s history, art, and architecture. Group size is limited to 12, making for a more intimate tour.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$37.31
$46.63
$9.32 savings
From
$37.31
$46.63
$9.32 savings
Taking safety measures

Dolomites Day Tour from Verona

Dolomites Day Tour from Verona

star-5
Enjoy an adventurous and scenic overview of Italy’s UNESCO-listed Dolomite region on this full-day tour from Verona. With just a small group for company, you’ll travel in comfort via air-conditioned minivan. Explore the university city of Trento, admire the Val di Fassa, eat lunch in a picturesque village, and then continue to the Pordoi Pass. Then, take a funicular ride to the soaring Piz Boè for exceptional mountain views.
More
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$225.99
From
$225.99
Taking safety measures

Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance

Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance

star-5
Verona Arena is the third largest Roman amphitheater in the world and host to the renowned Verona Summer Opera Festival, but it’s not unusual to spend over an hour queuing to get in. This guided tour ensures skip-the-line entrance, so you can explore inside the ancient wonder without having to wait in line.
More
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.89
From
$29.89
Taking safety measures

Verona Bike Tour in local Osterias

Verona Bike Tour in local Osterias

star-4.5
Verona is known both for its delightful old town and its excellent regional wines. Discover the best of both with this bike tour that combines sightseeing with stops at traditional wine bars, known as an osteria, for samples of wine and paired with local gourmet specialties. Pedal past sights like Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Piazza delle Erbe and taste regional wines including Valpolicella and Prosecco.
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$70.55
From
$70.55
Taking safety measures

Verona E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

Verona E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting

star-5
The tour starts from the city center and heads to the countryside. There, vineyards and sweet creeks will lead you to the wine producer. You will cycle through the sumptuous countryside of an area where stands a medieval Castle. Riding on an enjoyable cycling path, surrounded by gentle streams on both sides, you'll reach the winery: finally, it's time to taste! After the visit of the winery with the explanation of the wine making, you will sit down and sip the famous Valpolicella wine. There must be some reasons of its fame, mustn't it? The ride back will be just as smooth, and you will be back to Verona city center to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
More
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$94.46
From
$94.46
Taking safety measures

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

star-5
Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
More
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$56.20
Price varies by group size
From
$56.20
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Bike Station Valpolicella: E-bike tour & Amarone Tasting

Bike Station Valpolicella: E-bike tour & Amarone Tasting

star-5
This E-bike tour is put forward by Tenuta Santa Maria Valverde, a Winery Boutique in Marano di Valpolicella. We are not intermediaries or tour operator: we directly arrange the tour and wine tasting. The winemaker Nicola, born and raised in the Valpolicella, will make you see magnificent treasures in Valpolicella. He knows a lot of things about the land and he'll tell you many secret tales on the Valpolicella. He knows how to beat the traffic car taking shortcuts through the vineyard! Afterward, visit the family Winery in Marano di Valpolicella and have a special wine tasting of a selection of our fine red wines Valpolicella, Ripasso and the great Amarone, learning the evaluation by sight, smell and taste. The wines are paired with local food as cheeses, salami and a light lunch from the traditional Veronaesis cuisine. Ask Nicola which attractions among those listed you prefer to see and he will show you. Don't miss this e-bike tour with Amarone wine tasting with the winemaker!
More
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$118.37
From
$118.37
Taking safety measures

Truffle Hunting and Amarone Tasting

Truffle Hunting and Amarone Tasting

star-5
Embark on a truffle hunting adventure with an Italian Tartufaro and the dog. Discover the land of Valpolicella and join the scorzone Truffle hunt. The Tartufaro will guide you in the hunt of this black diamond of the kitchen in the woods and lands surrounding an old Winery in Verona. Taste fresh local truffles and pair them with the famous Amarone wine!
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$119.57
From
$119.57

Discover chilled Rosé

Discover chilled Rosé

star-5
Join an unforgettable tour in our family Winery with the winemaker! We are a small Boutique Winery in the heart of Valpolicella and we organize activities to share our passion for fine wines with our guests (we offer it directly, without intermediaries or tour operator). We’ll start with a walk in the vineyard, telling you the family history about the winery and the estates. You'll learn about the handmade wine process. You'll visit our rural house and the cellar from the 17th century used for winemaking and refinement. At the conclusion, the tasting of a selection of our fine wines Rosé, learning how to evaluate them by sight, smell and taste. You’ll also enjoy our organic EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL, local cheeses called Monte Veronese and Soppressa Valpolicella (a kind of salami). We’ll be waiting for you on our amazing terrace with a stunning view of the Valpolicella!
More
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$63.37
From
$63.37
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What's the best way to experience Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico) ?

icon_solid_phone
Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785