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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

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Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. 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.

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The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

3. The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

Meet the guide at your meeting point in the city center of Verona, collect a bike and helmet from your guide, and start your 3 hour journey. Discover Verona’s main squares and the ancient monuments, cycling through surrounding neighborhoods, along ancient city walls, and Verona’s old town. Hear interesting stories and useful information from the professional tour guide, and take a quick break for a cappuccino or some fresh water (not included). Visit the roman bridge of Ponte Pietra and other local roman ruins. Relive the love story of Romeo and Juliet with a quick stop inside the Capuleti house’s yard to admire Juliet’s famous balcony. Lastly, reach the beautiful Ponte Pietra to take some amazing photos of San Pietro's hill before returning to our starting point.

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Verona: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

4. Verona: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2-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 along 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. Here, 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. Here, visit the only Roman bridge left and take in 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.

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Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

5. 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 with your local guide you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena di Verona. Admire the Roman amphitheatre's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today Arena is setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. After taking some memorable photos of ancient roman ruins and some beautiful squares, pass by Juliet's Balcony.  Afterwards, 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 amphitheatre. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

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Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

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Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

7. Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Meet up with your English- and German-speaking official guide in the center of the city and get ready to discover the delights of this northern Italian city. Explore the streets of Verona’s historical center, taking in the churches and palaces that have helped make this town a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.   Your first highlight will be Romeo’s house and Juliet’s house, where you’ll learn about Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy that inspires hundreds of people to get married every year. But Verona is not only about romance and love ⁠— it’s also the most important and powerful Roman city ever built, and the Arena is proof. Built in 30 AD, the Arena is remarkably well preserved for its age. Learn about its history and how it has survived all these years.   Then, enjoy the story of Piazza Dane, the Scala family, and all the historical figures who contributed to make Verona what it is. Take a selfie with a Roman soldier at the Arena, on Adige River, in front of a glass of wine on the main square, and more.

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The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

8. The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk around the historic heart of Verona, and discover the gems of the city of “Romeo and Juliet.” Meet your guide then wander among the UNESCO-inscribed monuments, such as the Arena, a pink marble Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, considered one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Learn how it has survived more than 2,000 years, and thrives today as the main venue for the summer opera festival. Go to the tiny dead-alley that contains Juliet's Balcony and House (Casa di Giulietta). Many choose to pin a love letter to the wall. Discover the heart of the historic centre with the famous Piazza Erbe and Torre dei Lamberti as well as little Medieval buildings and iconic squares of this beautiful city.

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Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

9. Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

Join a bike tour to see Verona, considered the most romantic Italian city thanks to the fascination of one of the most important of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. As you cycle, imagine the beautiful history and fiction of this city. Reach Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in all of Verona. See the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built around 30 A.D. Cycle through Piazza Erbe and its open-air market, Piazzale Castel San Pietro and the beautiful San Zeno basilica. From Brà Molinari, enjoy an amazing view of the city's river and hills. After stopping in front of the Duomo and crossing the ancient Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra, prepare your legs: you'll leave your bikes for a little while to climb up to Castel San Pietro by a panoramic staircase. Climb 231 steps to a viewpoint of Verona's skyline. Rest assured: you will be highly rewarded for your small effort by the spectacular ruins of the Roman Theatre and by a breathtaking view of Verona. Halfway up the panoramic stairway, you'll also stop to admire the view of the Roman Theatre ruins.

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Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the sights of Verona on a 2-hour walking tour with a private guide and marvel at monuments from different periods of the city's rich history. Marvel at the monumental Roman amphitheater on Piazza Brà, built in the 1st century AD and still in use today. Stroll down to the River Adige to see the medieval fortress of the Castelvecchio and historic Ponte Scaligero (Castelvecchio Bridge). Pass through the 3rd-century Porta Borsari archway that formed part of the original Roman walls. Continue along the Corso to Piazza Erbe at the heart of the Roman city and soak up the lively atmosphere. See the historical Café Dante on Piazza dei Signori and admire the medieval Palazzi Scaligeri where the Scaliger Tombs commemorate the family that ruled Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century. Continue down a narrow alleyway to stand in front of the house and balcony where Romeo declared his love for Juliet, according to the tale by Shakespeare!

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What people are saying about Piazza Bra

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 186 reviews

Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the city. For my sister and I this was an ideal way to explore the city at the start of our trip, to get a feel for it and to see which sights we wanted to explore more. The route itself was very bikefriendly and was clearly planned for that reason.

Very useful for visiting museums, but above all the arena and Juliet's house, an essential pass to be able to avoid the kilometric queues at the entrance. Best purchase made

Everything went very well. I recommend this card to everyone to avoid queues and save money.

Excellent organization; a quick and easy way to enjoy the beauties of the Arena.

With priority entrance we skipped at least half an hour in the queue