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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: Essential Verona Private Tour including Arena

2. 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: City Introduction Private Tour

3. Verona: City Introduction Private Tour

Receive an introduction to the city of Verona with an itinerary designed to showcase some of the city's most exciting attractions. In only 90 minutes on this private tour, a local guide will acquaint you with some of the best places to visit in Verona and ensure that your visit to this city is as exciting as possible. Learn where to find main attractions like the Giusti Palace, garden, and Ponte Pietra. Receive tips from your guide on how to explore these popular destinations without the hassle of tourist crowds. Your local guides are also experts in the best places to dine. Discover where to eat at unique family-owned restaurants and other local hot spots. 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 tour groups.

Verona: City Highlights & Street Food Walking Tour

4. Verona: City Highlights & Street Food Walking Tour

Starting from the main square, Piazza Brà, you will walk through the city centre stopping first of all in a typical pastry for Cappuccino and Baci di Giulietta; then, your will pass by Juliet's House for a photo either under the most famous balcony in the world or hugging Juliet's statue. Then you will continue through Piazza Erbe, the core of the historical city with the majestic Lamberti Tower; you now walk through the medieval and romantic part of Verona till a local shop, where on the riverside patio you will stop for a pic-nic with local food and drinks. Local salumi and cheese and a gorgeous glass of Valpolicella, the worldwide local red wine. The tour goes on passing by Ponte Pietra, the first and roman bridge of Verona, then the Bishop Quarter and finally Castelvecchio and Ponte degli Scaligeri, the medieval castle and bridge of Verona. Returning at Piazza Brà you will finish the tour with a traditional Italian pizza tasting sitting in front of the majestic Arena

Verona: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private City Tour

5. Verona: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private City Tour

Experience the historical city of Verona with a professional guide on this private tour. Become acquainted with the local hangouts and trendy suburbs like a local on this walking adventure through the city. After meeting your guide, get ready to experience the city through the wisdom of your local guide. Venture off the tourist path and away form the more obvious highlights of the city as you discover the city's alternative side with a tour through the Veronetta district. Follow your guide as you visit places like the Castle of San Pietro, Ponte Pietra, and many more. Enjoy a tour that supports local economies by offering local produce and preventing over-tourism with this small and non-intrusive tour group.

From Milan: Guided Private Romeo and Juliet Tour to Verona

6. From Milan: Guided Private Romeo and Juliet Tour to Verona

Verona is a popular destination for a day trip from Milan. On this private tour by car you can discover a historic city with beautiful architecture and cultural heritage. Hear the true story of Romeo and Juliet and fall in love with the Italian City of Love! This 9-hour guide-on-site tour includes private transportation from Milan to Verona with pickup and drop-off directly at your accommodation. Enjoy a hassle-free experience as you travel through Northern Italy. A Local Guide will meet you in Verona and show you the best things to do here. You will wander around Piazza Brà, Verona’s largest public square featuring the magnificent Palazzo della Gran Guardia and Verona Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheatre that is older than the Colosseum in Rome. You will also walk past Porta Leoni, an ancient Roman gate. At every turn, you will discover thousands of years of history. William Shakespeare has lured many visitors to Verona through his plays Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. On this tour you will have a chance to enter the inner courtyard of Juliet’s House to see the legendary balcony where a young girl is said to have cried for Romeo! You will also see the 84-meters-high Torre dei Lamberti and visit the Basilica of Saint Anastasia, Verona’s largest church in Verona with a beautiful Italian Gothic interior. Other places of interest include the old Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra and the Verona Cathedral. The guided tour will end at Porta Borsari and you will have free time for lunch or souvenir shopping before the driver takes you back to Milan.

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What people are saying about Ponte Pietra

Fabio was an informative and entertaining guide. He highlighted historical details as we walked along. The route was well planned and we ended up back at the arena after a good loop. I highly recommend fitting this into your itinerary even if you only one day to explore Verona! Ciao

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!

The tour was unique, informative and our guide was amazing in showing us Verona on a different perspective.