Full day by coach with tour leader (EAST coast pick-ups )
One of the most beautiful cities in Italy, stylish and romantic Verona is renowned for its artistic heritage, stunning architecture and Shakespearean associations. Although Shakespeare never actually visited Verona, he was so fascinated by its reputation that he set his famous play “Romeo and Juliet” in Verona, thus inextricably linking the city with the tragic love story.
Verona’s history dates to Roman times when it was an important Roman settlement. From 1405 AD Verona fell under the rule of the Republic of Venice, when the city lost its independence but gained almost four hundred years of peace and prosperity, thus becoming a significant medieval centre.
Best explored on foot, Verona’s network of small streets and alleys provide enticing walks. Enjoy a break from sightseeing with a coffee and fresh pastry in the many “bar” /cafés, or sip an aperitvo or a glass of quality wine – Verona borders with the Valpolicella wine area famous for its Valpolicella and Amarone wines.
Verona’s vast cultural heritage is evident in the city’s landmarks such as the Roman Amphitheatre (Arena di Verona) which hosts the internationally acclaimed Verona Opera festival during the summer, attracting opera enthusiasts from around the globe.
Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) is famously associated with Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and a “must see” and “must-selfie” for visitors.
Discover the fascinating medieval “palazzi”, squares, bridges and many other sights that contribute to Verona’s undeniable charm. In addition, there are stylish shops, elegant cafes and restaurants which ensure an overall “signorile” sophisticated character that attract visitors from all over the world.
Verona is a city that combines history, culture, and a touch of romance, making it a popular destination where to Immerse into the local lifestyle – with no doubt you will want to come back!