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Verona

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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 from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

2. Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

Look over the sights of Verona 84 meters above street level with an entry ticket to the Medieval Tower of Lamberti, still in use as a clock tower for the city. This tower is located in the heart of the city center, Piazza delle Erbe, a few minutes walk from the most important attractions of Balcone di Giulietta and Arena. If you're feeling sporty, 289 steps are waiting for you! Or, if you simply want to get to the top as fast and easy as possible, you can take the internal elevator to the terraces to admire the characteristic spires from a fresh perspective.

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Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. 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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Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

4. Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

Pick up this opera evening package and enjoy an operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos from all over the world have had the pleasure of singing and performing in this theater, one of the most famous in the world. Simply exchange your voucher at gate 16 at the Montebaldo desk any day that an opera is playing. In your package, you will receive a ticket for the opera, a 1-hour Verona city guide, a transportation ticket, an informative booklet, and all the assistance you may need for a perfect experience in the city.  June 2022 Opera Shows Friday 17 Carmen Saturday 18 AidaThursday 23 AidaFriday 24 Carmen Saturday 25 NabuccoThursday 30 Carmen July 2022Friday 1 Nabucco Saturday 2 La Traviata Sunday 3 Aida Thursday 7 Nabucco Friday 8 Aida Saturday 9 La Traviata Sunday 10 Nabucco Thursday 14 Carmen Friday 15 La Traviata Saturday 16 Aida Thursday 21 Carmen Friday 22 La Traviata Saturday 23 Nabucco Sunday 24 Aida Thursday 28 Aida Friday 29 Nabucco Saturday 30 La Traviata Sunday 31 Carmen August 2022Thursday 4 Turandot Friday 5 Aida Saturday 6 La Traviata Sunday 7 Turandot Wednesday 10 Turandot Thursday 11 Carmen Friday 12 Carmina Burana Saturday 13 Turandot Sunday 14 Carmen Thursday 18 Nabucco Friday 19 Turandot Saturday 20 La Traviata Sunday 21 Aida Thursday 25 Domingo in Verdi Friday 26 Turandot Saturday 27 Carmen Sunday 28 Aida September 2022Thursday 1 La Traviata Friday 2 Turandot Saturday 3 Nabucco Sunday 4 Aida

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Verona: Aquardens Thermal Baths Day Ticket

5. Verona: Aquardens Thermal Baths Day Ticket

Luxuriate and refresh with a full-day spa ticket. Devote yourself to relaxation, health and well-being in the microbiologically pure water of Pescantina Thermal Baths. Enjoy charming pools overlooking the Valpolicella Hills. Have fun under salsobromoiodic waterfalls or indulge yourself in the hydromassage areas. Let the river waters wash over you, or swim upstream for some natural therapy. Choose from a variety of relaxing and fun areas in an inclusive venue just 20 minutes from Verona.

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The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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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From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

9. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city-center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterwards, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

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Verona: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

10. Verona: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Verona, often overlooked by neighboring Venice, possesses its own impressive artistic heritage and vibrant cultural diversity. Located a short drive from Venice and Lake Garda, in the heart of the Valpolicella wine region, it is an ideal destination for visitors looking for cultural events, shopping, history, fine dining and amazing wine. During this walking tour, you will discover that Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. You will encounter sites, such as the medieval and Renaissance city walls, the Borsari and Lion gates, stunning piazzas, Romeo and Juliet’s houses and Renaissance palaces.    Discover the highlights of this amazing city and learn about its history and culture on this incredible walking tour!

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Frequently asked questions about Verona

What top attractions are a must-see in Verona?

Planning Your Visit

  • How to Get Around?

    Verona is a city meant for lovers on foot. Feel free to ditch the car and bid farewell to the confines of public transport, the city of Verona is small enough to traverse without mechanical aid. Of course, should you decide to visit Lake Garda, there are both ferries and buses to aid you on your journey.

  • Where to Eat Well in Verona?

    For even less than twenty euros, it's possible to eat like a royal in Verona. Take a backstreet or two, and find your choice of Trattoria, Caffè, or Osteria. Don’t be shocked to eat communally with strangers; Verona favors many modes of degustation.

  • Where to Stay?

    There are a myriad of winding streets to meander through, and when it comes to home comforts, Verona is not lacking. Piazza delle Erbe is the beating lover’s heart in this Italian city, and staying nearby puts you right in the center of town.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit in the spring and early autumn, when the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists.

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What people are saying about Verona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,424 reviews

It was one of the best decisions of my life! I had so so so much fun and enjoyed it very much. Chef Maria is amazing, super friendly gives great instruction and makes this class an amazing experience. I will keep this memory forever. Can't wait to try the recipe at home now!

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

The cooking class was really an amazing experience, my partner and me definitely recommend it!

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

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