Small Group Walking Tour in Verona with a Local Guide
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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Verona in a small group with an expert guide. Explore the historical city center, the Area, Piazza delle Erbe and the houses of Romeo and Juliet.
Ancient Roman gates, millenniums-old bridges and charming red-brick turrets only scrape the surface of what you can expect to see in Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This intimate, small group tour captures the very best of Italy’s ‘City of Love’. Franco, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘You’ll learn about the rich history of Verona over the centuries. Uncover local legends, food facts and the city’s culture.’ The tour kicks off with a real showstopper. Visit the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre where the gladiator battles of the Roman era have given way to a prestigious opera festival and concerts. Walk along Via Mazzini, Verona’s main shopping street – spot tempting local pastries in bakery windows – past the former Jewish ghetto, until you reach Piazza dei Signori. Admire the statue of Dante Alighieri – he completed his Divine Comedy here – and the Scaliger Tombs, five intricate monuments dedicated to former rulers of the city.Marvel at the 84-metre bell tower in Piazza delle Erbe and experience the buzz of its local market, restaurants and cafés. ‘Learn about the legend of the dangling whalebone of Arco della Costa, see dancing frescoes and find out why locals love the Madonna Verona fountain,’ adds Franco. The tour ends with visits to the houses of both Romeo and Juliet. Enter the intimate courtyard to see the famous balcony of Shakespeare’s leading lady. And get up close to the bronze statue of Juliet herself to grab yourself some luck in love.