Explore the picturesque and historic city of Verona
with an expert guide leading the way. Verona is the center of the world’s famous love drama between Romeo and Juliet and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Enjoy discovering its landmarks, twisting alleyways, and brightly colored buildings.
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.Discover more historical experiences in Italy