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Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

1. Verona: Juliet's House & Piazzas Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Visit the iconic Juliet's House in Verona with a private, local guide. Save time by skipping the line, learn about the House's rich history, and explore the stunning Piazza dei Signori and Piazza del Erbe. Begin your tour with a visit to Juliet's House. Fans of Shakespeare's famous Romeo and Juliet can see Juliet's Balcony and imagine themselves in the middle of the tragic love story. Skip the line and learn the house's secrets from your guide on a private tour. After Juliet's House, wander through the nearby squares and narrow streets. Check out Piazza dei Signori and its monument to Dante and towering arches. After, head to Piazza del Erbe and see the famous fountain in the middle of the square.

Verona: Romeo and Juliet Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Verona: Romeo and Juliet Self-Guided Audio Tour

Verona is as timeless and romantic as the story of Romeo and Juliet, which takes place in its cobbled streets. On this tour, you'll discover that there is more to the city than a tale of tragic love. We’ll leave the busy shopping streets and travel back in time, along the oldest Roman road in northern Italy. More than 2,000 years of history are reflected in the facades of its Roman and Medieval buildings, and there’s a mix of pragmatism and invention in the way old has been recycled into new. We’ll trace the shoreline of the Adige River too, taking in grand piazzas and picturesque alleyways. I'll also show you where to find the best Veronese cuisine along the way. The tour’s highlights include: • The arena where gladiators came to die • A glimpse at the houses of Romeo and Juliet • The Palazzi of the medieval powerhouse Scala family, as well as their private chapel and cemetery • The splendour of Piazza Erbe, the ancient Roman forum • Breathtaking views of the Adige River from the Ponte Pietra and Roman Theatre Let’s pull back the curtain of history and rewrite this tale of tragic love with a happy ending.

2-Hour Romantic Verona Walking Tour

3. 2-Hour Romantic Verona Walking Tour

When forced to leave his beloved Juliet and the town of Verona in exile, Shakespeare’s Romeo said: There is no world without Verona walls. This special city was the setting of Shakespeare’s drama, Romeo and Juliet, one of the most famous love tragedies of all time. Rolling hills, the Po Valley plains, vineyards and olive groves surround this romantic town. On this 2-hour private walking tour the guide will point out the most important sights and points of interest, such as Juliet's House, the palaces of the Scala family, the Church of St. Elena, the house of the Capulets, and the Capitolare.

Verona: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

4. Verona: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the romance, drama and family feuds of Verona that led Shakespeare to choose the city as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Start your guided tour at the famous Arena, which was built before Rome’s Colosseum and is still used for cultural events. Walk to Juliet's house to see the famous balcony and the statue of Juliet. Continue to Herbs Square, where you’ll find a lively market, the Lamberti Tower, and the ancient Domus Mercatorum. Next, make a stop at the historical Signori Square. See structures from the Roman through to the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods. Pass through medieval courtyards on your way to the Scala Family Tombs.

Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Juliet’s Balcony

5. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Juliet’s Balcony

Experience the beauty and history of Verona with this small group walking tour. Visit Juliet's House and see the Scala family tombs, Castelvecchio, the Arena, and more. Meet your official Verona guide in the center of the city and start your exploreation of the streets of Verona’s UNESCO World Heritage historical center. See the remarkably well-preserved Area and learn about its history and how it has survived all these years.  Next, head to Castelvecchio castle, an important military monument build by the Scala family. Stroll to Piazza delle Erbe. View Piazza Dante and the Scala family tombs. Go to Romeo and Juliet's House and look out from the world famous balcony. Find out more about Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy that inspires hundreds of people every year.

"Verona in Love" Tour for Small Groups

6. "Verona in Love" Tour for Small Groups

During this passionate walking tour of Verona you'll first see some of the most important locations of the movie “Letters to Juliet”. You'll then see the famous Juliet’s Club, where volunteers reply to the thousands of letters sent to Juliet. From there you’ll walk through characteristic streets to discover the background of the famous love story and finding out how people lived at Romeo and Juliet's time. You'll see the Scala Family House, where it all started, Romeo's House, and finally Juliet's House, full of all of the past and present evidences of love... and don't be surprised if you'll happen to witness a declaration of love or a proper wedding! You’ll discover the background of the story and find out how people lived at the time of Romeo and Juliet: be prepared to see the palace where they probably met and feel their passion and their dreams, the place where Romeo presumably lived, the typical medieval streets where the fight with Tybalt took place and be prepared to cry your eyes out at the heart-breaking end of their story by the time you get to Juliet’s House. You might want to leave your name on the walls there, or post a letter to Juliet, or lock your padlock where it’ll become part of the Monument of Love, so that a little part of you will stays in Verona forever.  

Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour with Juliet's House

7. Verona: Walking City Highlights Tour with Juliet's House

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. Explore 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.  Enter the Capitular Library and admire a library that has survived an earthquake, the plague, and a flood. 

Verona: Small-Group Walking Tour

8. Verona: Small-Group Walking Tour

Throughout this 2-hour semi-private walking tour of Verona, you will truly enjoy an intimate, personal experience of this ancient town known as the "City of Love". One of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Italy, Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can learn all about its history as well as anecdotes from your professional local expert guide, free to ask all the questions you want. Your guide will take you on a journey through time and love on the winding streets of this ancient town. You can admire Juliet's balcony, where she and Romeo lovingly stared into each others' eyes. Continuing on, you will see the ancient bridge of Ponte Pietra and the Adige River, before witnessing the beautiful ancient Roman Theater and Archeological site. You can then awe at the majestic Arena di Verona, which is today famous for its incredible concerts, opera productions, and more.

From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Bus Tour

9. From Lake Garda: Verona Full-Day Bus Tour

Discover one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance on a day trip to the romantic city of Verona. Choose from the different departure points on Lake Garda, and travel in comfort aboard an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival in the city center, admire one of the best preserved monuments of the Roman Empire — the Arena — still used for concerts and events today. Then, walk to Piazza dei Signori and Piazza Erbe, before reaching Juliet's House. Admire the balcony under which, in Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo declared his eternal love to his beloved. Discover how the city developed over the centuries from your guide. Learn about the remaining artistic elements of different historical periods, including the medieval Castelvecchio, and the tombs of the Scaligeri family. Admire the Roman bridge over the Adige River that runs throughout the city, before strolling along the lively Via Mazzini at your own pace. Enjoy the many shops and boutiques, before returning to Lake Garda in the afternoon.

From Milan: Verona 2-Hour Romantic Walking Tour

10. From Milan: Verona 2-Hour Romantic Walking Tour

“There’s no life without Verona walls.” Shakespeare's character Romeo speaks these words when he is forced to leave the town in exile and his beloved Juliet. Being the setting for one of the most famous love tragedies of all time, Verona is situated between sweet hills, the Po Valley plains, and surrounded by famous vineyards and olive trees. This tour will introduce you to the most important sights and points of interest in Verona such as Juliet's House, Piazza Bra with the famous Arena, palaces of the Scala family, the Church of St. Elena (if possible to visit), the House of Capulets, the exterior of Capitolare library and much more.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The tour was beautiful above all thanks to the guide who with his ways and his passion in telling us about Verona managed to win every single minute of our attention. Absolutely recommended for those who want to get to the heart of the city by getting involved by those who can make you take a dip in the past by making anyone passionate about the history of a wonderful city like Verona.

I gave this experience for my wife's birthday! It was a beautiful day, everything perfectly organized! Our guide Maria Pia was fantastic, prepared, funny and engaging made this experience unique! Approximately two hours have passed and you fly away quickly! We have met other guides during our travels and we can say that Maria Pia is among the best known .... We highly recommend!

Maria Pia is exceptional, she transmits passion and has an ability to tell the story of those who have done it for years. I recommend it to everyone to enjoy a special Verona that you will feel more "home"

The tour was very interesting and the narration very informative. We learned a lot about the history of the city. Many many thanks

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