Highlights of this tour
- Piazza Bra and the Arena
- A walk in the Medieval center
- The Arche Scaligere (tombs of the Della Scala family)
- Castelvecchio and the Adige River
- Church of San Zeno
A WALK IN VERONA
A WALK IN VERONA – Verona is 2,000 years old. Because of its strategic position along the banks of the Adige River, halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic sea and halfway between Milan and Venice, it has always been a crossroads of flourishing commercial, financial, and cultural activities.
The powerful walls and the monumental gates of the city still testify to its importance as a military stronghold.
We begin our Alk in Verona with Piazza Bra, a huge open space dotted with open-air cafes and endowed with a pleasantly provincial atmosphere.
The Veronese, busy with daily life, don’t even pay attention to the huge Arena, Verona’s most famous monument.
Built in the 1st century A.D., it is well known to all music lovers for the fantastic operas which are held here every year during the summer months.
The nearby pedestrian area reveals a series of “jewels”: Juliet’s home with its famous balcony, Piazza delle Erbe with its colorful daily market and the imposing facade of the Medieval City Hall.
Also found nearby are the tall brick Lamberti Tower, the Arche Scaligere, the elaborate late Gothic tombs of the Della Scala family, who ruled the city until it was conquered by Venice at the beginning of the 15th century.
Our walk in Verona continues along the river, which embraces the city in a wide curve, to Arco dei Gavi, originally built as a “private” triumphal arch (1st century A.D.) but later used as a monumental gate into the city walls.
Not far from Arco dei Gavi is Castelvecchio, the other celebrated symbol of Verona, a powerful Gothic castle scenically built right over the Adige.
Cost of this tour
- This tour lasts 3 hours and costs 295 euros, only private parties with tour guide, (up to six people).
- The tour cost doesn’t include transportation. Verona can be easily reached by train from Venice or from Vicenza.
- Please apply for further information about the afternoon tour.
Dress Code and advice
- No sleeveless, no shorts.
- Short sleeves and knee high garments are ok!