Verona, Italy
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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Explore Verona on a walking tour, then finish with wine and snacks in one of the city’s wine bars. The 2-hour afternoon experience introduces you to city highlights such as Verona Arena and Juliet’s House as well as the tucked-away treasures that many visitors miss. Hear the tragic legend of the Well of Love, and learn about the excavations of the Scavi Scaligeri site as you explore.
  • 2-hour Verona walking tour with wine and snacks
  • Hear the history of Verona Arena, the city’s ancient amphitheater
  • See Juliet’s House, which celebrates Shakespeare’s links to Verona
  • Learn about the Scala family as you admire their gothic tombs
  • Stop for photos by the symbolic Fountain of Madonna Verona
Choose from a 1:30pm or 2:30pm tour, then make your way to the start point by the equestrian statue in Piazza Brà. With your guide and group together, you’ll set off to discover the sights and history of Verona.
First, you’ll check out Verona Arena, the city’s millennia-old Roman amphitheater, which was built decades before Rome’s Colosseum. Once the site of gladiatorial battle, the stadium is now used for large-scale opera performances that draw crowds from around the world.
Continue along the main shopping street of Via Mazzini, passing the Loggia Arvedi, and stop to gaze at Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta). The balconied house was built to celebrate Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which was famously set in Verona.
Work your way through courtyards and alleyways to see the Scavi Scaligeri, an excavation site of Roman and medieval ruins. From here, you’ll visit the gothic Scala family tombs and see their first abode in the stately Piazza dei Signori. Hear about the noble family who once ruled the city, as you walk.
Pass more highlights such as the Lamberti Tower and the 14th-century Palazzo del Tribunale on your way to Piazza delle Erbe, site of the ancient Roman forum. Here, you’ll listen to fun facts about landmarks such as the Fountain of Madonna Verona, which is the symbol of the city, and the House of the Merchants. Continue on to find other quirky but less-well-known sites, such as the Well of Love, a landmark with a tragic legend.
When your tour ends, stroll with your guide to a nearby wine bar and relax with some wine. Sample a local red and white varietal along with some snacks to finish on a high note.

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, May 2016

There were issues relating to the nominated meeting place. Piazza Bra is a large space swarming with people. We were not given a more precise location such as the statue in the centre.
Guide pleasant and reasonably knowledgeable. Focus of the tour was on seeing the location and outside of the various places and hearing the stories. Ended at an interesting wine shop with wine tasting


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