Piazza delle Erbe Private tours

Our most recommended Piazza delle Erbe Private tours

Mantova City Center and Ducal Palace: 3-Hour Guided Tour

1. Mantova City Center and Ducal Palace: 3-Hour Guided Tour

Surrounded by 3 small lakes, Mantova rises almost magically from the waters. The relationship between Mantua and water is a very close one: the Mincio River, the lakes and the medieval canal known as Rio are all entwined in Mantovan traditions. On a 3-hour walking tour in the city center you’ll discover how water and earth are unexpectedly interwoven. See stunning buildings, squares and churches. Learn about the importance of the Gongaza family in fine art and how they transformed their home into what is today the largest museum in Italy. The Ducal Palace was built between the 14th and the 17th centuries as the family’s royal residence in the capital of their duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and feature inner courts and gardens. The complex includes about a thousand rooms and occupies an area of 34,000 square meters. Although most famous for Mantegna's frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Room), there are many other very significant architectural and painted elements. Visit Rigoletto's House, see the exterior of the Saint George Castle and visit Piazza Castello, Piazza Santa Barbara and Piazza lega Lombarda. At Piazza Sordello you’ll have views of the Ducal Palace façade, the Cathedral, Vicolo Bonacolsi, Piazza Broletto with the medieval Palazzo del Podesta and Palazzo del Massaro and Arengario. Piazza delle Erbe is surrounded by the Palazzo della Ragione, the Clock Tower and the Saint Lorenzo Church. See the façade of the Merchant's House, Piazza Mantegna with the Basilica of Sant'Andrea built by Leon Battista Alberti and Piazza Leon Battista Alberti with the former cloister of the Sant'Andrea Monastery. No entrance tickets are needed on this city center tour, unless you’d like to visit the beautiful Bibiena Theatre where Mozart played when he was 13 years old (entrance €2). Churches close at noon and re-open at 15.00. During services entrance to visit churches is not permitted. For the Ducal Palace the entrance fee is €13. The Castle and Ducal Palace limit entrance to groups not larger than 25 people. For larger groups additional guides are needed and bookings are required in advance. On the first Sunday of every month, entrance to the Ducal Palace is free of charge, but cannot be booked in advance. As only 1,500 people per day can enter the room painted by Mantegna, on these special Sundays it may be impossible to enter that particular room.

Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

2. Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

Admire the beautiful city of Verona, Unesco enlisted world heritage site, on this guided walking tour lasting 2 hours. Your licensed guide will take you on a journey through time, from the Romans to the Middle Age. You will start at the arena, a famous amphitheater that was built more than 2000 years ago. You will then visit the Scaliger Tombs, where the infamous Scaliger family are buried, who ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th century. You can then immerse yourself in contemporary life in this ancient city. You will see the Piazza delle Erbe, a setting of many historic buildings and sculptures that also houses a colorful market overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also catch a glimpse of the Piazza dei Signori, the hub of the University students in the evenings.  Verona is also well-known also for its Shakespearean associations from the tragic love affair between Romeo and Juliet. You will end your tour by the famous Juliet balcony and read the wishes of the lovers who have left a love note pinned to the wall beneath. The tour will finish here where you guide will leave you to explore the city further yourself. 

Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

3. Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice

Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. Head over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and enjoy a chance to visit the 13th-century church of San Giorgio. There, admire the church's splendid altar, dating back to 712 A.D., as well as some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here, drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous Amarone wine. Taste some of the different wines they produce and have a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Onward, travel to the city of Verona at Piazza Bra, where the world-famous Roman Amphitheater – the 3rd largest in Italy - is located. It dates back to the 1st-Century A.D. and boasts more than 22,000 seats, making it a perfect venue for outdoor operas and concerts. Enjoy approximately 3 hours of free time (with optional lunch) to enable you to visit the house of Juliet (from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), the historical Piazza delle Erbe, and some of the exclusive shops around the city. Then just sit back and enjoy the views as you return to Venice.

Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

4. Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Visit the iconic Juliet's House in Verona with a private, local guide. Save time by skipping the line, learn about the House's rich history, and explore the stunning Piazza dei Signori and Piazza del Erbe. Begin your tour with a visit to Juliet's House. Fans of Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet can see Juliet's Balcony and imagine themselves in the middle of the tragic love story. Skip the line and learn the house's secrets from your guide on a private tour. After Juliet's House, wander through the nearby squares and narrow streets. Check out Piazza dei Signori and its monument to Dante and towering arches. After, head to Piazza del Erbe and see the famous fountain in the middle of the square.

From Venice: Private Tour of Verona

5. From Venice: Private Tour of Verona

Take a speedy train out of Venice, bound straight for the heart of historic Verona. After 1 hour aboard the comfortable train, you’ll meet your private guide at Verona’s main station, ready to escort you through the city for a 3-hour tour. Amble through the winding cobblestone alleyways, surrounded on all sides by ornate, centuries-old buildings, listening all the while to your guide’s expert commentary on the city’s fascinating histories. Learn about Juliet’s Balcony, which sits upon a 14th-century gothic building said to have inspired Shakespeare’s famous monologue in Romeo and Juliet. Parade through the sprawling Piazza delle Erbe, Verona’s bustling main square. Learn about 2 millennia of Roman and Italian history as you gaze upon the Roman Bridge, dating back to 100 BCE, before stopping by the Basilica of San Zeno, which broke ground in the 10th century. After experiencing Verona, you’ll hop back on the train to Venice with included return tickets, enriched by thousands of years of Italian cultural history.

Verona: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

6. Verona: Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Tour

Get to know Verona on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview of culture, history, and local lifestyle. Discover the city's hidden gems that only a local can show you. Start your Verona adventure as you meet your local guide. Set-off on an itinerary that will allow you to avoid the big tourist crowds thanks to your guide's local knowledge. Check out the main landmarks like Juliet’s House, The Arena, Piazza del Erbe, and uncover city secrets that will show you the city from a different perspective. Take part in a tour that supports local economies by offering local produce and considers ways to prevent over-tourism with small and non-intrusive groups.

2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

7. 2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

The tour starts at the Roman Arena, where you’ll marvel at the imposing and surprisingly well preserved Roman amphitheater that is the true heart of Verona. From here you’ll head to the Capulet house, where you can ponder why Juliet is so immensely more popular than Romeo, and learn about Juliet's Club. Visit the laid-back Piazza Erbe, most likely the oldest, continuously functioning marketplace in the world. Adjacent is the classy Piazza dei Signori, considered to the living room of the city, and home to elegant statues of poets and knights.

Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

8. Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the sights of Verona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide and marvel at monuments from different periods of the city's rich history. Marvel at the monumental Roman amphitheater on Piazza Brà, built in the 1st century AD and still in use today. Stroll down to the River Adige to see the medieval fortress of the Castelvecchio and historic Ponte Scaligero (Castelvecchio Bridge). Pass through the 3rd-century Porta Borsari archway that formed part of the original Roman walls. Continue along the Corso to Piazza Erbe at the heart of the Roman city and soak up the lively atmosphere. See the historical Café Dante on Piazza dei Signori and admire the medieval Palazzi Scaligeri where the Scaliger Tombs commemorate the family that ruled Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century. Continue down a narrow alleyway to stand in front of the house and balcony where Romeo declared his love for Juliet, according to the tale by Shakespeare!

Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour

9. Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour

Follow your guide through the ancient streets of Verona on this private tour. Admire the Verona Arena and famous squares like delle Erbe and dei Signori.  Meet your local guide at Piazza Bra. Walk by the Verona Arena, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater. Listen to anecdotes and historical information as you stroll through the delle Erbe and dei Signori squares.  Head to a statue of the characters of Romeo and Juliet. Explore the house of Juliet, a Gothic-style house that is said to have inspired the love story. Continue to the Church of Sant'Elena which is over a thousand years old. View the picturesque Piazza Duomo.  Enter the Capitular Library and admire a library that has survived an earthquake, the plague, and a flood. 

  • Private tours
12 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Piazza delle Erbe

Want to discover all there is to do in Piazza delle Erbe? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Piazza delle Erbe

Maria is an excellent guide. At all times we feel inside the history of Verona and its lovers. Very close and entertaining. An experience that is worth it. Very thankful.

Incredible, Francesco made our visit to Verona exceed our expectations a thousand times. Super friendly, super fun, it was an amazing experience, thank you…

Maria was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a fantastic afternoon exploring Verona and learning about the city’s history.

Very good explanation of history and monuments in Verona. The guide Gustavo has extensive knowledge about history.

Great guide, very enthusiastic and gave us lots of interesting tips and facts.