1. 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.