Verona & Amarone Full-Day Tour from Venice
- Small group
- Duration: 8 hours
Discover the magic of the wonderful city of Verona and the regions of Amarone and Valpolicella. On this tour we will head over to the medieval towns of the Valpolicella region and a chance to visit the 13th century church of San Giorgio with its splendid altar dating back to 712 A.D., where there are some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Sirmione and Lake Garda. From here we drive to a vineyard to have a guided visit and learn more about the famous Amarone wine. We will enjoy tasting some of the different wines they produce and a chance to purchase a few bottles to take with you, such as Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella. Onwards we travel to the city of Verona at Piazza Bra, where the world famous Roman Amphitheater – the 3rd largest in Italy - is located. It dates back to the 1st-Century A.D. and boasts more than 22,000 seats, making it a perfect venue for outdoor operas ...
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, ...
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We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the driver was very good, as there is quite a lot of time motoring through the industrial area before arriving at the interesting parts of the tour. We loved the ancient town to which the driver took us. It was a pity the coffee shop was closed (because it was Monday) however we had a treat because there were some wonderful musicians playing (by chance) music composed by Mendelssohn in the Church! The countryside and views were lovely and Verona was very special. Everything there was much better than our expectations - streets, buildings, shops, gardens, arena, cafes/restaurants/places to eat, - and it was such fun to see "Juliet's balcony". We're so happy we went.
Good excursion. Only objection, a lot of time is lost in the Winery, which shortens the time of visit to the historical places and cities, not being able to know relics of history, as was the colosseum. You should review those times.
This was an enjoyable day, at great winery and vineyard, enjoyed tour, then Verona was such a sweet town. Loved it all! Thanks Simone, you were a wonderful guide.
Nice relaxed pace, beautiful scenery. Small group of only 7, driver was very helpful and informative.
wine, the history of the vineyard, wine tasting, guided tour and old buildings in a beautiful city