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Things to do in Verona

Fall in love with this ancient city’s picturesque plazas, Roman amphitheater, and countless churches.

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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

Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

2. Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

Look over the sights of Verona 84 meters above street level with an entry ticket to the Medieval Tower of Lamberti, still in use as a clock tower for the city. This tower is located in the heart of the city center, Piazza delle Erbe, a few minutes walk from the most important attractions of Balcone di Giulietta and Arena. If you're feeling sporty, 289 steps are waiting for you! Or, if you simply want to get to the top as fast and easy as possible, you can take the internal elevator to the terraces to admire the characteristic spires from a fresh perspective.

From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

3. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterward, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

4. 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.

Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

5. Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona. Visit historical landmarks dating from Roman, medieval, and Renaissance times and learn the history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your guided walking adventure at the Piazza Bra, surrounded by the first medieval city wall, and see the Renaissance Palazzo Della Gran Guardia and Roman amphitheater. Enjoy a short walk via Mazzini and arrive at the remains of the Roman city wall and gate, called "Porta Borsari." From the Adige river, admire the huge medieval Castelvecchio and its bridge, a reminder of this once-mighty military stronghold. Stop at the old Forum Romanum, transformed into a market square during medieval times. See the old "Corte Sgarzerie," where wool was carded, stamped, and sold. Continue to the Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by the stunning baroque Maffei Palace and the painted facades of the Mazzanti's houses. Next, pass Juliet's house and admire it from the street. Arrive at Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the statue of Dante in the center. Behind the Della Scala palaces, see the well-preserved tombstones of the old lords of Verona and continue to see Romeo's house. At via Sottoriva, pass old porticoes and bustling local restaurants and head towards Bra Molinari. Visit the only Roman bridge left and enjoy the views of Verona's countryside. From the riverbank, you can see Mount Saint Peter, an Austrian fortress, and the remains of the Roman theater on top.

Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

6. Verona: Valpolicella Wine Self-Guided E-Bike Tour & Tastings

Explore the Valpolicella wine area on a self-guided tour by e-bike. Use the app on your phone to discover the beauty of the region, and take part in an afternoon tasting session of local wines and snacks. Pick up your bike between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM in the city center of Verona. Use your phone to download the app and follow the scenic route. Leave the city behind and discover the Valpolicella Valley. Explore an area of vineyards, olive trees, small villages, terraced cultivations, and beautiful views. Make your way to the winery at 2:30 PM for your tasting session. Enjoy 4 glasses of local wine, including Amarone, with a variety of local cheese and salami. Then, set off again and return to the city to return your e-bike. You'll probably be back around 5:30 PM.

Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

7. Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Stroll through Verona's city center on an informative walking experience with a local guide. Follow the different eras of the town's history as you walk through its main landmarks, including the main square, the Palazzo del Capitano, and the ancient Roman ruins. Meet your guide and enjoy a live commentary as you begin your tour. Start out back in the Roman era, with a walk through the ancient bridge, gateway, looming arch, and archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages and stroll through the Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, and Piazza delle Erbe. Stop at the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. See Verona's palaces, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere. Head over to Juliet's balcony, discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers, and hear local secrets about them. Lastly, walk through the main streets of Mazzini, Cappello, and il Corso, and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

8. Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

Book your tickets to witness a unique operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Enjoy a live performance at a venue where Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos have had the pleasure of singing. Upgrade your experience with a Verona walking tour before the show starts. Choose the show you wish to see and make your booking, then simply exchange your voucher at gate number 7 at the Montebaldo desk on the day of the performance. Shows in 2023: Aida - June 16-17, 2023 (all June shows start at 9:15 PM)Carmen - June 23, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 24, 2023Aida - June 25 and 29, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 30, 2023Rigoletto - July 1, 2023 (July shows start at 9:00 PM)Carmen - July 6, 2023 Rigoletto - July 7, 2023 La Traviata - July 8, 2023 Aida - July 9, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 13, 2023La Traviata - July 14, 2023Nabucco - July 15, 2023 Aida - July 16, 2023Rigoletto - July 20, 2023Aida - July 21, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 22, 2023Juan Diego Florez - July 23, 2023La Traviata - July 27, 2023Nabucco - July 28, 2023Tosca - July 29, 2023Aida - July 30, 2023Aida - August 2, 2023 (August shows start at 8:45 PM)Nabucco - August 3, 2023 Rigoletto - August 4, 2023Tosca - August 5, 2023Placido Domingo - August 6, 2023Tosca - August 10, 2023Carmen - August 11, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 12, 2023Aida - August 13, 2023Nabucco - August 17, 2023Aida - August 18, 2023La Traviata - August 19, 2023Jonas Kaufmann - August 20, 2023Aida - August 23, 2023Carmen - August 24, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 25, 2023La Traviata - August 26, 2023Tosca - September 1, 2023 (September shows start at 8:45 PM)Madama Butterfly - September 2, 2023Aida - September 3, 2023Carmen - September 6, 2023Madama Butterfly - September 7, 2023Aida- September 8, 2023La Traviata - September 9, 2023

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, your local guide will lead you to discover the lanes, streets, squares of the city, stopping to admire the most important monuments. Listen to legends and tales about Romeo and Juliet and see the romantic balcony. At the end of the tour, you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena. Admire the Roman amphitheater's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today the Arena is the setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. Finally, 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 amphitheater. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Verona Food Tour with Guide

10. Verona Food Tour with Guide

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Verona on a 3-hour food tasting tour and visit traditional restaurants to eat some of the city's best dishes. Learn the history of the beautiful city along the way, hearing about the powerful Scaliger family that served as the Lords of Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries and more. Sample local specialties based on the availability of raw ingredients, the season, and chef's recommendations on the day. Sip a glass of wine at a local tavern, try some fresh handmade pasta in a modern and welcoming gastronomic setting that has become a point of reference for the Veronese. Taste Verona-style codfish using a recipe appreciated throughout the province, some delicious 'pastissada' or polenta with 'soppressa'. Finish your meal with a 'risino', a traditional Veronese dessert based on rice. Alternatively, taste ice cream made from flavors created with excellent local ingredients

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What people are saying about Verona

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4.6 / 5

based on 7,358 reviews

Perfect for a day in Verona. The only thing to add is that there should be a tourist office at the train station, so you can pick up the card there.

Although the bus was 15 minutes late arriving everything else made us forget that. A lovely driver and both guides

A great and inspiring experience. Only we were sent to the end point instead of the start (via the app)

Very engaging and passionate guide. Time has flown!!! I highly recommend the service

Tour was very interesting and guide was cery knowledgeable