Private excursion from Venice to Verona, the city of Juliet and lyric Opera
- Piazza delle Erbe
- Arena Amphitheatre
- Piazza dei Signori
- Juliet's Home and Balcony
- Private Guide in Verona
- Private Transfer
Your daytrip to Verona will depart from Venice in the morning at the time of your choice.
A private driver will pick you up at piazzale Roma and drive you to Verona (about two hours). If you wish we can also organize a private water taxi transfer from your hotel in Venice to the pick-up point in Piazzale Roma. On arrival in Verona you can choose to have lunch before starting your tour. We will be happy to give you suggestions for good restaurants where you can enjoy authentic local specialties!
After lunch you will meet your local private guide who will lead you on a walking tour in the charming center of Verona. You will see Piazza Bra, the city’s biggest square which holds the Arena, the world’s most well-preserved Roman amphitheatre from the 1st Century A.D. Inside you will see the steps where the audience of the ancient Roman times used to sit and the stage where Operas are still held today because of its outstanding acoustics.
You will then cross the Victory Bridge and enter the heart of the city through the Roman Borsari gate. When you reach the market square of Piazza delle Erbe, your guide will point out the historic homes of important families of merchants among the many beautifully decorated buildings, as well as the Madonna fountain, the symbol of Verona.
Your guide will lead you to Piazza dei Signori, also known as “Dante’s Square” because of the statue of Dante Alighieri that has dominated the square since 1865. Once the center of power in Verona, in Piazza dei Signori you will be surrounded by amazing medieval government buildings.
Next you will see the Scaliger Tombs, a group of 9 funerary monuments in remembrance of the Scaliger family who once ruled Verona. These ornate tombs are an amazing example of Gothic art.
Of course, what would a visit to Verona be without visiting the home of Juliet? Your tour will finish near the Roman Lion gate, at Juliet’s house. Inside the courtyard you will see the famous balcony, with the walls underneath covered in love notes. Don’t forget to touch the bronze statue of Juliet for good luck! Having finished the tour, your private driver will take you back to Venice.
Private transfer to Verona (roundtrip from Venice), private guide officially licensed in Verona
Food, drinks, Arena ticket (10 Euro per person to be paid on site)
Venice, Piazzale Roma. Detailed instructions and map will be emailed