Verona
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The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

1. 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

2. 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: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

3. Verona: Romeo and Juliet Guided Walking Tour

Learn about the romance, drama and family feuds of Verona that led Shakespeare to choose the city as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Start your guided tour at the famous Arena, which was built before Rome’s Colosseum and is still used for cultural events. Walk to Juliet's house to see the famous balcony and the statue of Juliet. Continue to Herbs Square, where you’ll find a lively market, the Lamberti Tower, and the ancient Domus Mercatorum. Next, make a stop at the historical Signori Square. See structures from the Roman through to the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods. Pass through medieval courtyards on your way to the Scala Family Tombs.

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Verona: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

4. Verona: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Explore Verona with an interactive smartphone tour. Immerse yourself in the city while solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Stroll over the arches of Castelvecchio Bridge above the Adige River. See the Roman amphitheater, Verona Arena. Solve puzzles outside of ten Verona attractions. Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination. Enjoy the challenge of using logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the satisfaction of solving each riddle. Have the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Admire the city at your own pace. Uncover interesting information and facts about the city. Snap as many pictures as you want. 

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Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

5. 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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3-Hour Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour

6. 3-Hour Verona Segway PT Authorized Tour

The tour begins with a 30 minute orientation with your guide to ensure you're comfortable riding and operating a Segway. Once that's complete, your group will travel to Porta Palio, riding past the roundabout along the cycle path facing Porta Via Piccoli. Another easy cycle path leads us straight to Castelvecchio, a residence of the Della Scala family, whose internal restoration is a marvelous example of contemporary Italian architecture. Continuing on, we cross the Della Scala bridge and pause in the park next to the river to enjoy the views of the bridge and castle. Afterwards we cross Corso Castelvecchio to get onto Via Roma to reach Piazza Bra and the Arena. From the beautiful Piazza we then travel on until Giulietta’s House, in Via Cappello. Mercato Vecchio’s court, Piazza dei Signori and Arche Scaligere will follow, until Santa Anastasia and Piazza Erbe (Verona’s Roman forum). The tour begins from under the “portoni” of Corso and Porta Borsari (ancient collection point of the bishop’s tax) and returns back to this spot at the end of the day, from the Stradone Porta Palio.

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Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

7. Verona: Food and Wine Tour by Bike

After meeting with your local food guide, you will begin this 3-hour culinary experience. You simply need to choose a bike, get comfortable in the saddle and begin this delicious guided tour. The first stop will be a typical Osteria, which is mainly visited by local people. Here you will taste some of the typical nibbles such "Polpette", accompanied by a glass of Prosecco. Following this, you will continue toward the city center to stop at a second typical local Osteria. Here you will be able to sink your teeth into some of the famous dumpling bar's food dishes, partnering it with a good glass of Valpolicella red wine. After this stop, you will cycle past all the major historical sites, until you reach the final stage of your tour. In this last Osteria, you will have the chance to sample other famous white wines of the Verona area, as well  as a much recommend and famous "Spritz Veneto", just like a real local.

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From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

8. From Milan: Venice and Verona Guided Tour

The tour departs from Milan Central Station in the early morning and crosses Lombardy to reach Venice. Situated on a marshy lagoon on the Adriatic Sea, Venice is internationally famous for its waterways and scenic canals. Upon arrival in Venice, enjoy a tour of the city’s historical center, passing by Saint Mark’s Square, the Basilica, and the beautiful Bridge of Sighs. Next, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, shop for souvenirs, and snap photos for your vacation album. Continue the tour towards Verona, known for being the setting of the love story between Romeo and Juliet. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige, cross the Ponte Scaliero, and admire the stunning Castelvecchio, a medieval castle built in the golden age of Verona. In the early afternoon, begin the return journey back to Milan.

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From Venice: Private Tour of Verona

9. From Venice: Private Tour of Verona

Take a speedy train out of Venice, bound straight for the heart of historic Verona. After 1 hour aboard the comfortable train, you’ll meet your private guide at Verona’s main station, ready to escort you through the city for a 3-hour tour. Amble through the winding cobblestone alleyways, surrounded on all sides by ornate, centuries-old buildings, listening all the while to your guide’s expert commentary on the city’s fascinating histories. Learn about Juliet’s Balcony, which sits upon a 14th-century gothic building said to have inspired Shakespeare’s famous monologue in Romeo and Juliet. Parade through the sprawling Piazza delle Erbe, Verona’s bustling main square. Learn about 2 millennia of Roman and Italian history as you gaze upon the Roman Bridge, dating back to 100 BCE, before stopping by the Basilica of San Zeno, which broke ground in the 10th century. After experiencing Verona, you’ll hop back on the train to Venice with included return tickets, enriched by thousands of years of Italian cultural history.

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Verona: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

10. Verona: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the holiday spirit on this guided walking tour in Verona, Italy. Together with a professional local guide, visit a festive Christmas market and learn local Christmas legends. This special time of year brings magic to Verona. Visit the cozy Christmas market, shop and taste local Christmas goods, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by the charming Christmas atmosphere all around, something you can only experience in Verona this time of year.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 8 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 nice and interesting sightseeing tour by bike. I can only recommend it. Very personable, humorous tour guide. You could explore many more extensive places. It is a shame, however, that the tour was only conducted in Italian and English.

All the hot spots in 3 hours with a local guide. Can recommend it! Some car drivers greets the group with a welcoming honk and hand gesture but this is just it is in Italian cities.

We were super satisfied with our city tour. Very competent and a huge amount of specialist knowledge. Finally, there were a few good tips. Gladly again. Many thanks to Manuela.

Knowledgeable, covered loads of ground and history. Friendly guide.