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Arche Scaligere: Our most recommended tours and activities

Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

1. Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

Follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and great Roman emperors and explore the city of Verona at your own pace with a Verona Card. Valid for 24  or 48 hours (depending on the option booked), the Verona Card gives you free or reduced entrance to dozens of city museums and monuments, as well as unlimited travel on the ATV transport system. Save time and money as you go everywhere, see everything, and skip the long lines along the way. The Verona Card is an all-inclusive ticket that acts as your personal passport to the historic city. Look inside the Verona Arena, where opera is still staged on special nights. Marvel at Juliet's Balcony and read the love letters pinned to the wall of the Casa di Guilietta. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower). These are just a few of the attractions on offer. See them according to your interests, and travel from one to the next on the ATV bus system. Free Entrance to Museums and Monuments: • Verona Arena (skip the line pass) • Museo Lapidario Maffeiano • Casa di Giulietta and Juliet's Balcony • Torre dei Lamberti • Museo di Castelvecchio • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore • Complesso del Duomo • Chiesa di Santa Anastasia • Arche Scaligere • Galleria d'arte moderna Achille Forti - GAM Palazzo della Ragione • Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore • Museo Civico di Storia Naturale • Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta • Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (MATR) • Museo della Radio Guglielmo Marconi Reduced Price Entrance: • Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi Erizzo • Museo Africano • Giardino Giusti • MusALab - Franca Rame Dario Fo

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: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

3. 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.

Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet up with your official guide in the center of the city and get ready to discover the delights of this northern Italian city. Explore the streets of Verona’s historical center, taking in the churches and palaces that have helped make this town a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.   Your first highlight will be Romeo’s house and Juliet’s house. Admire them from the outside while you learn about Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy that inspires hundreds of people to get married every year. But Verona is not only about romance and love ⁠– it’s also the most important and powerful Roman city ever built, and the Arena is proof. Built in 30 AD, the Arena is remarkably well preserved for its age. Learn about its history and how it has survived all these years. Then, enjoy the story of Piazza Dane, the Scala family, and all the historical figures who contributed to making Verona what it is. Take a selfie with a Roman soldier at the Arena, on the Adige River, in front of a glass of wine on the main square, and more.

Verona: Walking Tour of Historical Center

5. Verona: Walking Tour of Historical Center

Visit and enjoy Verona on a walking tour of this lovely city. Discover the charming town home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Roam Verona's ancient streets while learning the city's fascinating history with sites and routes tailored to your specific interests. Start with an introduction to the city's layout and continue on to Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance history. Explore Verona's highlights and charming, hidden corners. Stroll past the beautiful Church of Sant' Anastasia, one of Veronia's most important saints, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Tombs of the Scaligeri, and the Duomo. The walking tour begins at either 10:00 or 15:00 at Piazza Bra.

Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. 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: Guided Walking Tour

7. Verona: Guided Walking Tour

Admire the beauty of Verona on a walking tour as you make your way through many of the city's main highlights and hidden gems. Join your guide as you discover sites, such as Castelvecchio, Palazzo Bevilacqua, the Roman-era Gavi Arch, and more. Meet your guide and discover the history and charm of Verona. Make your way toward Scaliger Castle and visit the Roman Gavi Arch and the Renaissance palaces along Corso Cavour street, such as Palazzo Canossa and Palazzo Bevilacqua, along the way. Then, reach Porta Borsari, a Roman gate, before continuing towards Piazza delle Erbe. During the journey, admire some hidden corners of the city, such as Piazzetta Tirabosco, the Well of Love, or Corte Sgarzaria. Pass through Piazza dei Signori to reach the Scaliger Tombs and then make your way to the river to see Ponte Pietra and the Roman Theater from afar. During the journey, of course, a visit to Juliet's house with its famous balcony cannot be missed.

From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

8. From Milan: Private Verona City Highlights Tour

Travel to the hills of Verona on the Adige river with this day trip from Milan. Explore the highlights of this ancient city with a local guide. Admire sights like 14th century Scaligero castle and a first century Roman theater. Enjoy the convenience of being picked at your accommodation in Milan. Sit back and relax on the scenic drive through the Italian countryside to Verona. Make your way to the historic center. Stroll by the imposing Scaligero castle, a Roman amphitheater from 30 AD, and Juliet's house which is said to have inspired Shakespeare's balcony scene in 'Romeo and Juliet.' Learn the history of the city which became Roman colony in 89 BC and was engaged with conflicts with the Ostrogoths, the Lombards, and the Franks. Find out about the city's rulers and about the master artist Paolo Caliari. Hear about the city's occupation by Napoleon in 1797. Uncover how the city was rebuilt after WWII. Spend some free time exploring to city where you will have time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Return to your accommodation in Milan at th end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Arche Scaligere

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,383 reviews

The guided city walking tour was brilliant. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, kind, friendly and helpful. We were shown all the best sites and given so much information on the history of Verona- plus we were given tips and advice on the must- sees and how to access them. The tour started on time and was a lovely experience with a calm and happy vibe. Would highly recommend.

Perfect for a day in Verona. The only thing to add is that there should be a tourist office at the train station, so you can pick up the card there.

It is definitely worth buying such a card if you will be traveling by bus and also want to see a lot of the city, it is really worth it!

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

Very engaging and passionate guide. Time has flown!!! I highly recommend the service