Piazza delle Erbe
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  • Verona: 2-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    1. 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...

  • Discover Verona: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

    2. 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. ...

    Very nice tour to get to know Verona. Could be a little longer and more detailed.

  • The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

    3. 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.

    Excellent guide. Small group of mixed nationalities but Alberto our guide made sure everyone was included and understood. Great way to see major sites and discover places you may not have found wandering around by yourself.

  • Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

    4. Verona: City Highlights Private Tour

    Admire the beautiful city of Verona, Unesco enlisted world heritage site, on this guided walking tour lasting 2.5 hours. Your licensed guide will take you on a journey through time, from the Romans to the Middle Age. You will start at the arena, a famous amphitheater that was built more than 2000 years ago. You will then visit the Scaliger Tombs, where the infamous Scaliger family are buried, who ruled Verona in the 13th and 14th century. You can then immerse yourself in contemporary life in this ancient city. You will see the Piazza delle Erbe, a setting of many historic buildings and sculptures that also houses a colorful market overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. You can also catch a glimpse of the Piazza dei Signori, the hub of the University students in the evenings.  Verona is also well-known also for its Shakespearean associations from the tragic love affair between Ro...

  • Verona: Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

    5. 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 lov...

  • Verona: Walking Tour of Historical Center

    6. Verona: Walking Tour of Historical Center

    Visit and enjoy Verona on a walking tour of this lovely city. Discover the charming town home to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Roam Verona's ancient streets while learning the city's fascinating history with sites and routes tailored to your specific interests. Start with an introduction to the city's layout and continue on to Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance history. Explore Verona's highlights and charming, hidden corners. Stroll past the beautiful Church of Sant' Anastasia, one of Veronia's most important saints, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Tombs of the Scaligeri, and the Duomo. The walking tour begins at either 10:00 or 15:00 at Piazza Bra.

    We were satisfied with everything, from the friendly organizer to the tour and the guide.

  • Charming Verona Small-Group Tour

    7. Charming Verona Small-Group Tour

    Hear about the history of Verona’s 2,000-year-old arena, built before the Colosseum and still used for operas, concerts, and other shows. Explore the city's streets on this 1 hour and 15-minute tour. Pass by the Jewish Ghetto on the way to Piazza delle Erbe with its lively market and glamorous palaces. Explore the historic Piazza dei Signori, and take in the history of Verona through its buildings dating from the Roman period, through the Romanesque, to the Gothic and the Renaissance. Pass through medieval courtyards, and you'll finally reach the Scala Family Tombs, Romeo's House, and Juliet's House, with its world-famous balcony and statue of Juliet – Shakespeare’s tragic heroine.

  • Verona: Moonlight Walking Tour

    8. Verona: Moonlight Walking Tour

    Beginning from the beautiful Piazza Erbe, you will be able to admire the stunning 17th century Palazzo Maffei and the breath-taking frescoes of Casa Mazzanti and the way they cast their spell at night. You'll then continue through secret corners and intriguing alleys to get to the Lovers' Well, before learning it's heart-breaking story. Passing a couple of traditional and vibrant wine bars and enjoying the view of Verona nightlife, you'll then walk along the picturesque roads to the Roman-age Borsari Gate. You will then follow your guide over a bridge on the River Adige, so as to enjoy the enchanting view of the hills surrounding the city of Verona. Walking along the gleaning river, you'll reach the fabulous castle called Castelvecchio and cross it's charismatic bridge. The tour will end at the spectacular Arena in the famous Piazza Bra, providing an image not soon to be forgotten.

  • 2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

    9. 2-hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Verona

    The tour starts at the Roman Arena, where you’ll marvel at the imposing and surprisingly well preserved Roman amphitheater that is the true heart of Verona. From here you’ll head to the Capulet house, where you can ponder why Juliet is so immensely more popular than Romeo, and learn about Juliet's Club. Visit the laid-back Piazza Erbe, most likely the oldest, continuously functioning marketplace in the world. Adjacent is the classy Piazza dei Signori, considered to the living room of the city, and home to elegant statues of poets and knights.

    We had a very small group which was fortunate for us. The tour was well paced and informative. We were given a opportunity to ask questions and take our time at things of interest to us. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

  • From Venice: Private Tour of Verona

    10. 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, ...

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What people are saying about Piazza delle Erbe

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 118 reviews

Walk through the streets of Verona, really pleasant! Isabella, the guide was super helpful and while she told us the stories of the places, all the passion for her city shone through. Positive experience for a hit and run of just a couple of hours, but ideal for seeing the most significant places in Verona!

The city tour was very interesting for everyone in the family. The most important sights of Verona were well explained and also a lot of interesting facts about the beautiful city were conveyed. A very personable city guide who answers questions competently.

Excellent guide. Small group of mixed nationalities but Alberto our guide made sure everyone was included and understood. Great way to see major sites and discover places you may not have found wandering around by yourself.

Very nice tour to get to know Verona. Could be a little longer and more detailed.

Despite the rain, great tour and very nice guide. Bernadetta did a great job