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Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

1. Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Stroll through Verona's city center on an informative walking experience with a local guide. Follow the different eras of the town's history as you walk through its main landmarks, including the main square, the Palazzo del Capitano, and the ancient Roman ruins. Meet your guide and enjoy a live commentary as you begin your tour. Start out back in the Roman era, with a walk through the ancient bridge, gateway, looming arch, and archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages and stroll through the Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, and Piazza delle Erbe. Stop at the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. See Verona's palaces, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere. Head over to Juliet's balcony, discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers, and hear local secrets about them. Lastly, walk through the main streets of Mazzini, Cappello, and il Corso, and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

2. Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona. Visit historical landmarks dating from Roman, medieval, and Renaissance times and learn the history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your guided walking adventure at the Piazza Bra, surrounded by the first medieval city wall, and see the Renaissance Palazzo Della Gran Guardia and Roman amphitheater. Enjoy a short walk via Mazzini and arrive at the remains of the Roman city wall and gate, called "Porta Borsari." From the Adige river, admire the huge medieval Castelvecchio and its bridge, a reminder of this once-mighty military stronghold. Stop at the old Forum Romanum, transformed into a market square during medieval times. See the old "Corte Sgarzerie," where wool was carded, stamped, and sold. Continue to the Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by the stunning baroque Maffei Palace and the painted facades of the Mazzanti's houses. Next, pass Juliet's house and admire it from the street. Arrive at Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the statue of Dante in the center. Behind the Della Scala palaces, see the well-preserved tombstones of the old lords of Verona and continue to see Romeo's house. At via Sottoriva, pass old porticoes and bustling local restaurants and head towards Bra Molinari. Visit the only Roman bridge left and enjoy the views of Verona's countryside. From the riverbank, you can see Mount Saint Peter, an Austrian fortress, and the remains of the Roman theater on top.

Verona: Essential Verona Private Tour including Arena

3. Verona: Essential Verona Private Tour including Arena

On your tour of Verona you’ll learn all about why Verona occupied an important place in the landscape of the ancient Roman empire, and how the city evolved into one of the most prosperous cities in Italy during the late medieval period under the powerful patronage of the Della Scala clan. Chief amongst Verona’s ancient landmarks is the city’s extraordinary amphitheatre, which looms over Piazza Brà. Famous the world over for the bombastic operatic concerts held here every summer, the Verona Arena was constructed from distinctively pink-hued Valpolicella marble in 30 AD and, with a capacity of over 30,000 spectators, was the eighth largest amphitheatre in the Roman empire. On our tour of Verona you’ll see for yourself why Verona’s amphitheatre is a worthy rival to Rome’s Colosseum - the arena is in a magnificent state of preservation, and gives a vivid insight into the status of the city in the ancient empire. Join us as we follow in the footsteps of the ancient gladiators who fought and died here, making our way through the amphitheatre’s entrance arches and into the vast arena within, where row after row of stone seating soars into the Veneto sky. No visit to Verona is complete without a stop at romantic Casa Giulietta. The fictional home of Juliet is centred around a picturesque courtyard where a bronze sculpture of Shakespeare’s greatest heroine presides over legions of romantics as they pay homage to the power of love in the shadow of the world’s most famous balcony. Spanning the rushing waters of the river Adige, this imposing stone bridge has been ferrying Verona’s citizens across the river since its construction way back in 100 BC. As we cross the bridge on our tour of Verona we’ll stop to admire views of the city over the water, and drink in the air of 20 centuries of history. Amongst the architectural highlights of Verona, the stunning two-level church of San Fermo is unmissable. On our tour we’ll visit the medieval basilica, whose extraordinary wooden ceiling is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. No less impressive is the Gothic basilica of Sant’Anastasia - Verona’s largest church, it’s home to an array of beautiful artworks including Pisanello’s charming St George and the Princess and a series of fascinating 14th-century frescoes. After a long day exploring the best of what Verona has to offer, a pit-stop at one of the city’s innumerable wine bars is practically obligatory. Verona is the home of Valpolicella, one of the most prized wine varietals in Italy. Amarone, a potent Valpolicella made with partially dried grapes, is widely regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious wines, and what better place to taste it than in the atmospheric surroundings of its home city?

Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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. Walk by 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. 

Private Walking Tour of Verona With Tickets Included

6. Private Walking Tour of Verona With Tickets Included

Immerse yourself in the magic and romance of Verona with this private walking tour, offering a deep dive into the city's history, architecture, and culture. Verona is not only famous for being the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," but also for its rich historical sites, including the well-preserved Arena di Verona - a true testament to the city's Roman past. Begin your tour at the magnificent Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater that is among the world's largest and best-preserved. Imagine the echoes of gladiatorial spectacles and grand events that once filled the air. Today, the Arena comes alive each summer as it hosts a prestigious opera festival, continuing its legacy as a space of spectacle and public gathering. Your guide will bring to life the arena's vibrant past, detailing its construction, its function in Roman society, and its lasting impact on Verona's culture. From there, stroll down Via Mazzini, Verona's luxurious shopping street. This bustling thoroughfare offers an elegant blend of history and modernity, lined with boutiques housed in historic buildings. Here, you can admire the exquisite Italian fashion and design that fills the shop windows. Your next stop is the Piazza delle Erbe, an old Roman forum that is now the city's bustling marketplace. Surrounded by beautifully frescoed buildings, the square is filled with stalls selling fresh produce, local delicacies, and handicrafts. The vibrant atmosphere here makes it a great place to people-watch and soak up the local culture. Of course, no visit to Verona would be complete without paying homage to the city's most famous fictional residents, Romeo and Juliet. As you walk towards Juliet's house, your guide will recount the tragic love story that has captured the imaginations of people worldwide. Stand beneath the famous balcony and maybe even rub the statue of Juliet for good luck in love. Continue your exploration by visiting the Piazza dei Signori and the Verona Cathedral, other essential stops that testify to Verona's rich historical and architectural landscape. Each site has its unique charm and story that your guide will happily share. Your walking tour of Verona concludes with a visit to Castelvecchio, a 14th-century fortress that now houses a museum. Admire the striking architecture of the castle as your guide paints a vivid picture of Verona's past. Throughout your private walking tour, enjoy the undivided attention of your guide, who can cater to your interests and answer any questions you may have about Verona's history, culture, and daily life. This tour is perfect for those who want to experience Verona beyond its surface, taking the time to appreciate its lesser-known gems and understand its deep historical roots. Remember, this private walking tour is just for you. The itinerary can be tailored to suit your pace and preferences.

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4.7 / 5

based on 116 reviews

This tour is excellent, especially if you don't have a lot of time in Verona. Fabio is a wonderful guide and story teller who clearly loves what he's doing. If you only have time for one tour and you love a bit of history, this is the tour to be doing.

Fabio’s tour was amazing and one of my favourite ever walking tours. He is so passionate and took us on a journey through the history of his amazing city. I had a great time and highly recommend booking this tour:

The tour was really informative and not the usual tourist-trap. The guide was knowledgeable and he was able to keep my attention and curiosity. Highly recommended!

Very friendly and informative. I was having difficulty walking that day and she found plenty of places for me to rest. Highly recommend

A great and inspiring experience. Only we were sent to the end point instead of the start (via the app)