This city of love is just over an hour’s drive from Lake Garda, making it an ideal place to visit while holidaying in the Italian Lakes.
The famous setting of the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a city of culture and history. We’ll pick you up in the morning from Lake Garda for this full day tour of the city. Some of city’s famous sights are located on the outskirts of Verona, so we’ll go sightseeing by coach for part of the tour to give you a well-rounded impression of the locality.
In the city centre itself, we’ll explore on a walking tour so you can soak up the sights and sounds of the magical city. In particular, we’ll visit Verona Arena – the incredible Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra. Built in the 1st century, this is an ancient structure that has been preserved with diligence, and visiting it is a genuine honour. We’ll also visit Piazza della Erbe, which was Verona’s Roman Court, and is still a hub of political and economic life today.
For Shakespeare aficionados, we’ll also pay a visit to Juliet’s House. This is a Gothic-style building with a stone balcony that dates back to the 1300s – and is the house that is said to have inspired Shakespeare. Nowadays it is a museum dedicated to Romeo and Juliet. After the guided tour, you’ll have some free time to discover the corners of Verona that most interest you.
Transfers from Riva Del Garda, Garda, Bardolino on Thursday’s & Saturday’s and from Gardone, Desenzano & Sirmone on Friday’s all from £50 per person. Includes English speaking guide and sightseeing coach tour.