Classic Verona: A Private Guided Walk

Classic Verona: A Private Guided Walk

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      Verona, Italy
      2 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 233
      • Piazza delle Erbe: Once the site of the Roman Forum (and still sporting a very showy Roman gate), this bustling square houses a centuries-old market, assorted monuments to past rulers, a famous fountain, and more than a few palaces and cafes.
      • Scaligeri Tombs: Visit the pointy, uber-Gothic funerary monuments of the Della Scala princes who ran things there for a long-past century and still ride, fully armored, atop their equestrian effigies.
      • Piazza Dante: Named for Italy's superstar poet, whose statue oversees the scene here, this square is all about palatial Renaissance buildings and towers.
      • Literary landmarks: See the house attributed to Romeo's family, and, a few streets away, Juliet's House, with its famous balcony perched romantically over a courtyard.
      • Roman wonders: Gaze at the pink and white Arena, a magnificent two-story version of the Coliseum, and walk the 2,100-year-old arched Ponte Pietra Bridge over the River Adige, with views across to the Teatro Romano etched into the hillside.
      • Small group = more personal: Share your experience with only people you know; enjoy the luxury of deeper interaction with your guide and a more flexible itinerary.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Bra Square, near Vittorio Emanuele II statue to meet our GoBe Rep with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      One guide for up to 10 people. Select 1 guide at check-out for your private group

      In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Travelers must be able to walk approximately 3 miles over varying surfaces with steps and inclines. This tour is not suitable for travelers with limited mobility.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Scenic, Private Tour

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-ITA-VERO-EN-1001

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.

      Verona is not only a city of lovers, but a city of layers. And, like most things that have them, getting a taste of its layers is a treat. And the focus of this tour.

      Sitting smack in the middle of the Roman Empire's highway system, the city spent its early centuries as a sprawling, gated trade center – a chapter that left behind the 30,000-seat Arena amphitheater, the majestic Borsari Gate, and a bounty of other ruins (some barely ruined at all) second only to those of the Eternal City itself.

      Layered atop this foundation, the Middle Ages saw the city enter a new golden age under the ruthless but tasteful Scala family's rule. Gilded cathedrals rose, the arts flourished, and the ancient squares transformed into grand piazzas lined with towers and ornate palaces. Even the graves those Scalas left behind are over-the-top spectacular.

      Slathered on top of this, the Venetians added two centuries of their own Renaissance palaces gardens, fortified walls, and splendid embellishments bearing the winged lion symbol of their Republic. Fast forward to the 1800s, and Austria's architects added another layer to the mix when Verona spent a time as their fortress capital in Northern Italy.

      Put it all together and you've got one delicious city – an enduring classic whose flavor will remain with you long after the brief time you spend walking its streets. Just as the bittersweet story of its doomed young lovers has stayed vividly alive since the day it was written.

      Fallen arches

      The five graceful stone arches of the Ponte Pietra Bridge have quite a story of their own to tell. Two of them date back to the original Roman construction in 100 B.C., the others to a Venetian-era rebuild. Four were blown up as German troops retreated in 1945, collapsing into the River Adige. But the Veronese weren't about to live without this key link to their heritage. By 1957, they had laboriously dredged out the rubble and reassembled the whole thing. Good as old.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Verona, Italy
      Verona, Italy
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