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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

Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

2. Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

Pick up this opera evening package and enjoy an operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos from all over the world have had the pleasure of singing and performing in this theater, one of the most famous in the world. Simply exchange your voucher at gate 16 at the Montebaldo desk any day that an opera is playing. In your package, you will receive a ticket for the opera, a 1-hour Verona city guide, a transportation ticket, an informative booklet, and all the assistance you may need for a perfect experience in the city.  June 2022 Opera Shows Friday 17 Carmen Saturday 18 AidaThursday 23 AidaFriday 24 Carmen Saturday 25 NabuccoThursday 30 Carmen July 2022Friday 1 Nabucco Saturday 2 La Traviata Sunday 3 Aida Thursday 7 Nabucco Friday 8 Aida Saturday 9 La Traviata Sunday 10 Nabucco Thursday 14 Carmen Friday 15 La Traviata Saturday 16 Aida Thursday 21 Carmen Friday 22 La Traviata Saturday 23 Nabucco Sunday 24 Aida Thursday 28 Aida Friday 29 Nabucco Saturday 30 La Traviata Sunday 31 Carmen August 2022Thursday 4 Turandot Friday 5 Aida Saturday 6 La Traviata Sunday 7 Turandot Wednesday 10 Turandot Thursday 11 Carmen Friday 12 Carmina Burana Saturday 13 Turandot Sunday 14 Carmen Thursday 18 Nabucco Friday 19 Turandot Saturday 20 La Traviata Sunday 21 Aida Thursday 25 Domingo in Verdi Friday 26 Turandot Saturday 27 Carmen Sunday 28 Aida September 2022Thursday 1 La Traviata Friday 2 Turandot Saturday 3 Nabucco Sunday 4 Aida

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Save precious time and skip the long lines to enter the grand amphitheater of the Verona Arena, one of the most popular attractions in the city and one of the best-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire. Look beyond the iconic pink marble façade of the monument on Piazza Bra and hear stories about the gladiators of the Roman Republic. Learn about the famous operas that have been performed at the arena over many years. Built in the 1st century AD from pink-tinged marble, the great theater survived an earthquake in the 12th century and is still the city's favorite concert venue for operas. Listen to little known stories that reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet up with your English- and German-speaking 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, where you’ll 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 make Verona what it is. Take a selfie with a Roman soldier at the Arena, on Adige River, in front of a glass of wine on the main square, and more.

Verona: Guided Walking Tour with Fabio Massimo Rapanà

5. Verona: Guided Walking Tour with Fabio Massimo Rapanà

Stroll through Verona's city center with your local guide Fabio Massimo Rapanà. Follow the history of Verona as you walk through the city's main square, see the Palazzo del Capitano, and explore ancient Roman sights. Meet Fabio and begin your journey through Verona's history. As you stroll, hear Verona's story, starting with the Romans. See an ancient Roman bridge, gateway, a looming arch, and an archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages, and stroll through the enormous Piazza Bra, the stunning Piazza dei Signori, and the beautiful Piazza delle Erbe. See the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. Walk past Verona's palaces, Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere before heading to Juliet's balcony. Discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers and hear local secrets about them. Stroll through the main streets via Mazzini, via Cappello, and il Corso with Fabio and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Welcome to Verona: Private Walking Tour with a Local

6. Welcome to Verona: Private Walking Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Verona from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Meet at your hotel or accommodation and get familiar with your local neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat, buy groceries and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Hear about the top things to do, customized to your interests. By the end of the tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own with all the information you need.

The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

7. The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

Meet the guide in the city center of Verona, collect a bike and helmet from your guide, and start your journey. Discover Verona’s main squares and the ancient monuments, cycling through surrounding neighborhoods, along ancient city walls, and Verona’s old town. Hear interesting stories and useful information from the professional tour guide, and take a quick break for a cappuccino. Visit the Roman bridge of Ponte Pietra and other local Roman ruins. Relive the love story of Romeo and Juliet with a quick stop inside the Capuleti house’s yard to admire Juliet’s famous balcony. Lastly, reach the beautiful Ponte Pietra to take some amazing photos of San Pietro's hill before returning to the starting point.

Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

8. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

9. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and start exploring the town. The fist stop will be Castelvecchio, the magnificent medieval castle built by Scaligeri family. Then with your local guide you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena di Verona. Admire the Roman amphitheatre's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today Arena is setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. After taking some memorable photos of ancient roman ruins and some beautiful squares, pass by Juliet's Balcony.  Afterwards, enter the Verona Arena and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues. Look beyond the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, hear stories of gladiators and famous operas in the amphitheatre. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

10. Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour

Dig deeper into Italy's culture and history with a trip from Venice to Verona, with the option to extend your tour to Bologna. Travel by train with a guide and go on a walking tour of Verona’s main sights, such as Ponte Pietra over the Adige River, a Roman amphitheater, Lamberti Tower, and more. Depart from Venice by train accompanied by a guide. Upon arrival in Verona, follow your guide on a walking route to reflect on the artistic and architectural legacy of the Roman, Renaissance, and medieval times. Walking on the cobbled streets of Verona's UNESCO-listed historic center, observe what the daily life of its inhabitants looks like. Pass by top attractions including Piazza delle Erbe, Porta dei Borsari, Lamberti Tower, and the Verona Arena in Piazza Bra. End the walking tour by the Adige River, at the Ponte Pietra. Then, enjoy free time to explore Verona on your own. You can walk along the riverbank, take photos of its colorful streets, or enjoy an Italian aperitif (at your own expense). After the break, if you have opted for a visit to Bologna, hop on a bus with your guide to get to your next destination. Once in Bologna, set out on a guided walking tour through the largest medieval old town in Europe. See Piazza Maggiore, the Accursio Palace, and the university. At the end of the tour, make a return journey back to Venice by train.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 328 reviews

The Verona Card is so convenient and I wish all the cities had this. One ticket for entry to everything you want to see including all the major churches and the city bus. The staff at the information office were super friendly and helpful.

Was so useful to have, keep in mind that ticket offices don’t always give you the card. We went to three and they didn’t… go to the main information desk in the middle next to the arena to collect. After that it was super easy!

I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to discover a little of Tuscany. Thank you to Sara for the great insights about places, history and best gelato in the world

The guide was passionate about Verona and had a nice sense of humour. Felt like I got to see everything important in the city.

Excellent walking tour with so much information. Really informative and enjoyable tour. Really recommend it