Duomo di Verona Tours

Had Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet ended happily ever after, the two may have wed in Verona’s beautiful 12th-century cathedral; and, in fact, travelers flock to the duomo on Romeo and Juliet-themed tours. The mix of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance elements make this one of the most beautiful churches in Verona.
 
The Basics
The Duomo di Verona, in the historic city center, is built on top of an older proto-Christian church that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. The cathedral is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta and is part of a complex that also includes the baptistery, the churches of San Giovanni in Fonte and Sant’Elena, the Canons’ cloister, and the Chapter Library of Verona Cathedral (Biblioteca Capitolare della Cattedrale di Verona).
 
Visit the Duomo di Verona on a city walking or hop-on hop-off bus tour that also includes skip-the-line entrance to the city’s famous Roman arena in Piazza Bra and other highlights. Popular themed tours in Verona include itineraries based on the plot of Romeo and Juliet, and a mystery tour exploring the murder of Veronese lord Cangrande della Scala, which remains unsolved after 700 years.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is closed to tours during Mass.
  • There is wheelchair access to the main church; the baptistery and secondary churches have steps at the entrances.
  • Visitors are required to cover their shoulders and knees to enter the church.
 
How to Get There
The Duomo is on Piazza Vescovado in the historic center of Verona, about a 25-minute walk from the Porto Vescovo train station, or 15 minutes on bus 31.Verona is located about halfway between Venice and Milan in Italy’s Veneto region, an easy day trip from Venice or Lake Garda.
 
When to Get There
The Duomo is open all day from March to November, but it closes briefly at midday the rest of the year. Tourists are not allowed to visit during Mass, so check the schedule in advance.
 
Art and Sculpture in the Cathedral
Duomo highlights include the portal sculptures in the western doorway by Maestro Nicolo dating from 1139 (they are conveniently signed and dated); at the south door are sculptures depicting the story of Jonah, a lion, an angel, and the Virgin Mary. Two sculpted holy warriors, Oliver and Uliviero, guard the entrance. The interiors are decorated with frescoes by a number of artists from the first Veronese Renaissance and Titian's Assumption of the Virgin.

Location
Address: Piazza Duomo, 21, Verona 37121, Italy
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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 2 different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you’ll see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Verona Card City Pass

Make the most out of your time and money in Verona, Italy with a 24 or 48-hour city pass. Your pass grants you unlimited access to the city’s public transit system, as well as free admission to over 15 museums, churches, and monuments. Keep your visit stress-free by avoiding the hassle of buying separate bus and museum tickets.
  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

Follow the clues to solve a 700-year-old cold case on a fun and interactive murder mystery tour in Verona. Uncover the true story behind the murder of Cangrade della Scala, a Veronese lord, as you solve riddles on a scavenger hunt that takes you to landmarks of medieval Verona including the Castelvecchio, Piazza Bra Sant’Elena church and the Scaliger Tombs.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Valpolicella Amarone tasting in a romantic secret garden in Verona city centre

From the Valpolicella hills to Verona city centre: discover a secret garden in the oldest part of the city on the banks of the river Adige. Enjoy the Valpolicella wine from our family vineyard: we'll reveal you the secret of our valuable product!Take a stroll in the unique views of the river in the romantic setting of this flower garden. Admire the ancient well which appears in Franco Zeffirelli's 1st version film Romeo and Juliet. Taste the excellent wine from the Valpolicella hills and Italian traditional food, experience traditional authentic quality of Verona with a local. *WINTER SESSION* The experience keep going during winter season in the garden on a covered patio (with heater) overlooking the river and the garden.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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