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Welcome to Verona

In contrast to its neighbors Venice and Milan, the north Italian city of Verona exudes a subdued charm. Affectionately known as Little Rome during the time of the Roman Empire, the city bursts with baroque architecture and ancient relics, but is perhaps most famous for its association with Shakespeare’s greatest love story. Delve into the legend of Romeo and Juliet on a history tour, master local specialties during a cookery class, or explore beyond the city on a guided bike ride through the vineyards of Valpolicella wine country. Following a few days of food, wine, and culture, you’re guaranteed to fall madly in love with the city of star-crossed lovers.

Top 10 attractions in Verona

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Verona Arena

Verona Arena

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Feel like part of history as you attend an event in the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), a spectacular Roman amphitheater that has dominated Piazza Bra since the first century. Once a venue for sporting events, games, and gladiatorial battles, today audiences of up to 15,000 gather to watch opera, music concerts, and dance performances.More
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Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)

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William Shakespeare put Verona on the map for the English-speaking world, setting his tale of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in this northern Italian city. The Bard’s timeless story has inspired a steady flow of romantics to visit Juliet’s House, or Casa di Giulietta, as Verona’s 13th-century palazzo of the Dal Cappello family is now known. Though Romeo and Juliet were almost certainly figments of Shakespeare’s imagination and the famous balcony where Juliet is said to have gazed down at Romeo was added centuries after the love story was written, the romance of Juliet’s House transcends fact or fiction.More
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Piazza delle Erbe

Piazza delle Erbe

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Translating to Square of Herbs, Verona's Piazza delle Erbe is the city's central square and host to the local market. It has been the center of political and economic life in Verona for centuries. It was also once the site of a Roman forum. The 272-foot Tower Lamberti, the tallest tower in Verona, stands in the piazza topped by an octagon-shaped structure that holds the 1464 Rengo and Marangona bells. Palazzo Commune, Verona's town hall building, is also located here. It was built in the Middle Ages, but renovations in the 19th century added a neoclassical facade.Also located in Piazza delle Erbe is Torre Gardello, which was built in 1370 but not finished until 1626. Palazzo Mafei is a Baroque building on top of which are sculptures of the gods Jupiter, Venus, Apollo, Hercules and Minerva. The most popular attraction in the square is the 14th-century Madonna Verona Fountain, also known as the Virgin of Verona.More
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Piazza Brà

Piazza Brà

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Home to the city’s town hall and other important buildings, Piazza Bra sits at the heart of life in Verona. The huge city square welcomes visitors from all around the world who come to stroll the wide expanse, enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the al fresco restaurants, or attend one of the regular music performances held at the Verona Arena.More
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Porta Borsari

Porta Borsari

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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.More
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Piazza dei Signori (Piazza Dante)

Piazza dei Signori (Piazza Dante)

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Historically, Piazza dei Signori (also known as Piazza Dante in honor of the poet’s statue in the square center) was the civic and political heart of Verona, and is still home to the Loggia del Consiglio, the former city hall. Lined by medieval palaces and elegant arches, this square is a vibrant local gathering place.More
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Castelvecchio Bridge (Ponte Scaligero)

Castelvecchio Bridge (Ponte Scaligero)

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A symbol of Verona, the 14th-century Castelvecchio Bridge (Ponte Scaligero) spanning the Adige River had the largest supporting arch span in the world when it was completed in 1356. The original was destroyed during World War II, but a new bridge was rebuilt with the same red-brick crenellations as its predecessor.More
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Scaliger Tombs (Arche Scaligere)

Scaliger Tombs (Arche Scaligere)

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Commemorating the influential Della Scala family, the Scaliger tombs are a series of five Gothic funerary monuments found outside the Santa Maria Antica church in Verona. Dating back to the 14th century, the monuments are famous for their elaborate decoration.More
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Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico)

Verona Historic Center (Verona Centro Storico)

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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.More
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Castelvecchio Museum (Museo di Castelvecchio)

Castelvecchio Museum (Museo di Castelvecchio)

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Old and new come together elegantly at Verona’s Castelvecchio, a historic castle renovated in the 1960s by visionary architect Carlo Scarpa, who paired glass panels, concrete, and metal grills with the surviving medieval stonework to create a striking museum for artworks by Bellini, Tiepolo, and Veronese.More

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Romeo and Juliet in Verona

Romeo and Juliet in Verona

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How to Spend 3 Days in Verona

Verona Architecture Guide

Verona Architecture Guide

Top activities in Verona

Verona Food & Wine Walking Tour in Small-group
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Italian Risotto recipes and Pasta Making Class
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Verona Small-Group Bike Tour

Verona Small-Group Bike Tour

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Amarone Wine-tasting Tour from Verona
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Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

Venice Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda

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Discover Valpolicella Vineyards and Wine Tasting Experience
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Gelato Making Class in Verona
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Gelato Making Class in Verona

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Verona Moonlight Walking Tour

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Recent reviews from experiences in Verona

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So much fun and the food was GREAT
tiffanyclark103, Feb 2020
Verona Traditional Home Cooking Experience
We have no experience making homemade pasta or cooking much but she was able to show us exactly what to do.
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Great tour!
amorescanin, Jan 2020
Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families
Excellent tour with kids!
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PATIENCE M, Oct 2019
Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
easiest way to see all of veronica's sites.
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Dark Historical Verona Walking tour
Dwight_W, Jul 2018
Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour
We took the tour on our first day and it really helped us understand the history and points of interest to see on our own.
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Verona Walking Tour
Katrina_B, Jul 2018
Verona Walking Tour in Small-group
Really a great way to see the town of Verona.
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Isabella was an excellent guide for...
Joanne C, Sep 2017
Verona Small-Group Bike Tour
We learned so much about Verona and saw some attractions we would not have had the time to see walking.
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Great Tour. In Verona for 2 days so...
Will, Jul 2017
Verona Small-Group Bike Tour
In Verona for 2 days so did this tour the first morning - great way to see the City and workout where to revisit.
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Our guide, Leonardo, was very...
Jill E, Jun 2017
Verona Walking Tour in Small-group
We would 100% recommended this tour to visitors.
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Too much fun! My family loved Verona...
William J, Jun 2017
CSTRents - Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour
We were able to see so much of Verona in 2 hours.
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The tour was great! I can't remember...
Amy_S, Jun 2016
Verona Food & Wine Walking Tour in Small-group
I can't remember the name of our tour guide but she took us to some lovely and unique food places, while also providing great suggestions for other sights to see and restaurants.
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This was the only wet day of our 3...
Raewyn C, Jun 2016
Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
This was the only wet day of our 3 weeks in the UK and Italy but we loved our hop on hop off tour of Verona - a great way to see the sights in the rain!
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Verona Wine Trip
Andres T, Dec 2018
Amarone Wine-tasting Tour from Verona
We wanted to visit Verona Again and wanted to visit the area of Valpolicella.
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Wonderful Tour of Verona!
Katie-Verona, Sep 2018
The Verona tour: Food, Wine & history with Lunch
Would certainly recommend this tour to people visiting Verona, was a perfect way to see all the sights and obviously taste the local food and wine!
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Excellent way to see Verona if you have...
Sicily_v, May 2017
CSTRents - Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour
Excellent way to see Verona if you have a short stay!
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Our tour guide, Bernadotte, was...
Lesley H, Oct 2016
Verona Small-Group Bike Tour
It was an excellent way to see old Verona and its highlights
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A thoroughly enjoyable excursion. We...
GEORGE T, Oct 2017
Amarone Wine-tasting Tour from Verona
Marie, our guide and driver, was wonderful, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and spoke excellent English.
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shawna P, Apr 2016
Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
This was a perfect way to see Verona.
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My recent tour of Moonlighted Verona...
Katie O, Sep 2017
Verona Moonlight Walking Tour
The tour itself encompassed all the major attractions of Verona.
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15 of us staying in Verona for an...
Brian B, Jul 2017
Prosecco and Amarone Wine tasting in Verona at Tenute Salvaterra
Our guide was friendly, took her time, didn't mind answering questions and her English was excellent.
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What a unique way to experience this...
Iris S, Nov 2017
Verona Moonlight Walking Tour
We took an evening tour of Verona because we got in a little late and thought this may be the best way to see the city while there for such a short time and man, was I right!
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