Forever etched in the minds of romantics as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona’s picturesque riverside, medieval old town, and ancient Roman amphitheatre makes it a popular choice for a day tour from Venice. Here are your options.
Full-day tours offer plenty of time to take in the highlights of Verona, including the famous balcony at Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, Castelvecchio Bridge, and Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti). Day tours typically include round-trip transport by bus or train from Venice and can be combined with wine tasting in the Amarone wine region or visits to nearby sights such as Lake Garda, Valpolicella, or the UNESCO World Heritage city of Vicenza.
With time to spare, opt for a 2- or 3-night tour, and take in the many attractions of the Verona region. Enjoy a walking tour of Verona, discover romantic Venice, and admire historic monuments like the Sirmione Grotto (Grotte di Sirmione), then venture further afield to explore Lake Como and Lake Garda, or take a sightseeing tour of Milan. Multi-day tours typically include accommodation, round-trip transport, and some meals.
Things to Know
- Verona is the provincial capital of the Verona province and is located 75 miles (120 kilometers) west of Venice, a journey of about 90 minutes by road.
- The quickest way to get to Verona is by high-speed train, a ride of about one hour from Venice.
- Day tours from Venice typically last 7.5 to 10 hours and sometimes include extras such as hotel pickup or skip-the-line admission to the Verona Arena.
- It’s best to wear comfortable shoes for walking around Verona’s medieval alleys and cobblestone streets.