Verona, Pietra bridge on the Adige river
The Verona Arena
Juliet's house, originally built in the middle ages and renewed in the '30s
Piazza delle Erbe (Market's square)
Piazza dei Signori and the Dante Alighieri statue
Roman age Borsari's gate, dates to the 1st century AD
Discover Verona in one day! Few cities in the world can be as romantic as the Romeo and Juliet’s one: one of the best options for a romantic day in Italy.
After a two hour drive (leaving from Milan) Verona will welcome you with its antique charm.
The city is not only the setting of the Shakespearean tragedy, but it is also been declared from the UNESCO part of the World Heritage. It set its origins in the Roman Age, boasting up to two millenniums of history.
Verona is not very big, and can be visited in one day. Led by your English speaking guide, you will discover the main sites and the pedestrian areas of the city historical center.
The city most famous monument is the Arena, built during the first century AD, is the symbol of the city. It was born with the purpose of hosting concerts and plays, and it still does! You can enjoy the visit inside the arena, where your guide will let you learn about its antique origin and how it has been used during the centuries. Tickets are included in the tour*.
Passing through the Roman Borsari’s gate you will reach the historical city centre, then reach the Lamberti’s Tower in Piazza delle Erbe, the antique Roman Foro. The tower was built by the important Lamberti family during 11th century. Together with your guide you will discover the complete history of these buildings and what they represents on today. Depending on the opening times, it is possible to climb on top of the tower by the narrow steps or the elevator, reach the top and admire the breathtaking view of Verona from a privileged prospective.
Just next to Piazza delle Erbe you will find Piazza dei Signori, known also as Piazza Dante because of the presence of a Dante Alighieri’s statue in the middle of it. The square is surrounded by monumental buildings linked by arches and loggias.The next important point of interest is the Maria Matricolare’s Cathedral, it is the main church of the city and a great example of Romanic architecture. Here you can find the Titian masterpiece: The Assumption of the Virgin.
The tour will pass by Juliet’s house where you can admire the famous balcony, and the Juliet’s bronze statue (which you should touch for good luck!).
Just after your guided tour, you will have some free time for shopping and taste some of the local dishes for lunch. We will also be happy to suggest you some of the best restaurants and cafés.
After lunch, your private driver will collect you and drive back to Milan, at your hotel (or custom destination).
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Milan area (different location may be agreed)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Suggested departure from 8:00am to 9:30am|
You can customize your tour according to your needs and preferences, our staff would be happy to inform you about different options, alternative routes and site.
*Please note that the Verona Arena will be closed on Mondays for the weekly maintenance closure.