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Verona: Gelato Making Class

1. Verona: Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

Verona: Secrets behind the Sites Self-Guided Discovery Walk

2. Verona: Secrets behind the Sites Self-Guided Discovery Walk

Go on an interactive city discovery experience across Verona. Solve riddles using a web application in your mobile phone browser. Discover spots in Verona that most locals don’t even know about, and see the popular sights from a different angle, literally. Begin at Palazzo Della Gran Guardia. Solve 10 riddles that take you from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Dive into the hidden gems and stories of Verona. Know about the two tragic lovers (that aren’t Romeo and Juliet), find an elixir that once gulped down promises of eternal love, and go high above the city to enjoy the most majestic views.

Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

3. Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

Meet your certified local guide in the shade of the town hall that delimit the southern front of the square where the most important monument of the city, the Arena, stands. Follow him to reach the northern part of the square, where, in the shadow of the Bra Gardens, you can carefully observe the shape of the amphitheatre and already discover very interesting details such as the original size, its relationship with the town and the complex articulation of its access facilities. Then you will move towards the "wing", in whose shade you will be able to spot other unexpected details. You will then enter the amphitheatre and walk along its corridors and archways to explore the ingenious structure capable of connecting the external gates with the internal "vomitoria". You will discover the places frequented by gladiators and those used to house wild beasts. Will you perhaps forget to enter the "arena" as a gladiator would have done? And take a seat on the stonesteps as the spectators still do? After listening to the countless anecdotes related to the world of gladiator games, you will end your tour in the most hidden and evocative part of the whole amphitheatre. And there, your free time will begin, so that you can stay in this extraordinary place for as long as you wish.

Verona: Crimes Scenes City Walking Tour

4. Verona: Crimes Scenes City Walking Tour

A trail of blood can be followed throughout the centuries of Verona’s history: from the sand covered ground of the Roman Arena, which absorbed human and animal blood of ferocious combat and executions, up to Saint Peter’s castle where in Longobard times blood was drunk out of a human skull, to the river Adige where 2000 Paduan prisoners have been slaughtered by a tyrant in the Middle Ages. The meanders of the town illumine a history of heinous crime scenes and unresolved mysteries. For each balcony decorated with flowers and illuminated by the sunlight, there is the equivalent of a tenebrous street inhabited by rats. Every town, including Verona, has its dark corners, where evilness and sin hide within ravines. It’s a land of wine, but of blood as well, and it is difficult to make out which of these two liquid substances flowed to majority throughout more than two millennia of history. In the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, little streets, small sections of the town and the bends of the river became the stage of far more tragic events. Verona possesses a black soul as well. On the other hand, let him who is without sin cast the first stone: the idyllic community does not exist. This itinerary which commences with real historic facts, such as the duels to the death among gladiators, subsequently focuses on long forgotten tragic events which took place in Verona, trying to cast light and possibly understand the crimes. The young and naïve Isolina Canuti, the ambiguous personality of Countess Frola Milani, the prostitutes Bernardina Ferrarese and Giuseppina Baruffolo, as well as unlucky Carlotta Aschieri are involved in just a portion of long forgotten tales, which recently have been enriched with unknown details, thus casting a sinister image upon the scaligerous town.

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What people are saying about Verona

We had an amazing time making gelato. We learned so much, everything was delicious, and the guide was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about gelato, cooking, and Verona in general (as she is a local). Highly recommend!

A very great tour with Fabio Massimo! Perfect German, lots of details and the whole thing told in an exciting way, even for children! Thank you very much and gladly again with this guide

Very nice class! Gelato was super yummy and the instructor is so awesome! 10/10 recommend!

Great atmosphere Good and clear explanations Wonderful ice cream. Highly recommended!

Max was amazing . What a great teacher. Made the class super fun