With this quick 5-day trip, you'll explore Venice and the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Experience the heart of the 'Floating City' as you wander along its beautiful canals and visit St. Mark's Square and the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace). Experience Shakespearean love in Verona at Casa di Giulietta and relive Roman entertainment at the Arena. Take a day trip to Lake Garda and find tranquility in the picturesque lakeside villages of Sirmione and Desenzano del Garda.
Verona Walking Tour, Verona
You’ll start at The Arena, an ancient Roman amphitheater known as one of the best-preserved in the world. It dates back to 30 CE, and the city still uses it for cultural events! Next, continue walking through narrow cobblestone streets to Piazza Bra, the largest square in Verona. This was once the old center of ancient political life and a source of inspiration for famous Veronese artists, including the painter Angelo Dall’Oca Bianca and poet Berto Barbarani. Around the corner, you’ll find the house of Verona’s most famous lover, Shakespeare’s Juliet, where the tragic drama of Romeo and Juliet took place.
Verona’s reputation is the town of love, but it’s also one of northern Italy's most important medieval villages. That’s why, in the heart of the historical center, you can find the headquarters of the powerful Scaligeri family. Signori Square, or, as the Veronese call it, Dante Square, is one of the most romantic corners in the town.
Next, follow your guide through Verona’s incredibly beautiful back alleys. Along the way, your guide is happy to show you where to find the best Veronese osteria with the most traditional regional food for lunch. The side streets eventually bring you to the Adige River, which still flows into its ancient bed. The Romans discovered it when they settled down at the foot of the Lessini Mountains. From here, cherish an incredible view of Ponte Pietra, The Roman Theater, and the Archeological Museum.
After lunch, and before heading back, you can visit another interesting site in Verona. Choose from the Cathedral, the Carega district with its ateliers of local artists, or Castelvecchio and the Arch of the Gavi family.
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Itineraries with Verona Walking Tour
This 12-day tour through Italy combines four world-class cultural destinations. Your trip starts in Rome's historic core, where you'll get close to ancient landmarks and see the Sistine Chapel. Then train to Florence to experience its elegant gardens, Renaissance museums, and Tuscan cuisine. End your trip in UNESCO-listed Verona, visiting wineries and the famous balcony of Shakespeare's love story, followed by quality time in the floating city of Venice.
Experience a mix of Italian cities and scenic excursions during this two-week Italy adventure. First, you'll see Rome's legendary sights—like the Sistine Chapel and Spanish Steps—on your own and with a guide. Next, train to Orvieto to see Etruscan caves, followed by Florence for a cooking class and a drive through Tuscany. Finish in the UNESCO-listed city of Verona, home of Juliet's balcony, where you'll squeeze in trips to the Dolomites and Venice to complete the adventure.