Romeo and Juliets Verona Day Trip from Venice

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Romeo and Juliets Verona Day Trip from Venice
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Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and not only because Shakespeare drew on its history, culture, and architecture to write his immortal romance, Romeo and Juliet. From Verona Arena, medieval castles, and glorious churches, to its frescoed houses, Gothic tombs, charming piazzas, and stunning vistas, it’s bursting with sites that will charm and delight travelers of any age. This day trip from Venice will whisk you out of the lagoon and into this fairytale city with a local Verona tour guide on hand to bring its turbulent history and beguiling charms to life.
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In Brief

Location:
Venezia, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Small group ensures personal service
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation
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Pass By: Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo), Via delle Arche Scaligeri, 37121, Verona Italy

The afternoon will included a walk along the river past the Casa di Romeo - yes, that Romeo - and two very famous arches, the ancient Roman gates of Porta Borsari and the Arco della Costa, where you’ll learn about one of most bizarre local legends ever (it involves a pure-hearted person and a dangling whale bone).

Pass By: Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), Corso Castelvecchio 2, 37121, Verona Italy

You’ll also get a chance to pay your respects at the Scaligeri family tombs - incredible examples of gothic architecture that hold the remains of one of Verona’s most important families - gape up at Lamberti tower, and saunter over the iconic Castelvecchio bridge, all before your guide puts you back on the train to Venice.

Pass By: Piazza delle Erbe, 37121, Verona Italy

With that box ticked, we’ll take you into the historic center to uncover the real story of the city that served as the colorful backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic. You’ll visit the gorgeous plazas, Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe to see the Palazzo Maffei, the Palazzo Barbieri (Town Hall) and the famous Mazzanti Houses whose facades are decorated with beautiful 16th-century frescoes. You’ll also stop by the Piazza Dante to pay your respects at the statue of Italy’s most famous writer.

Pass By: Piazza dei Signori, Verona Italy

Piazza dei signori

Stop At: Arena di Verona, Piazza Bra 1, 37121, Verona Italy

After some stunning photos from the viewpoint (sure to be the envy of your friends) you’ll take a lovely walk down into the city. Along the way you’ll stop off for a skip the line visit to the Verona Arena, a 1st-century marvel that is one of the greatest amphitheaters in Italy and also among the top opera venues in the world. You’ll also see the Verona Duomo from the outside, and pop into the beautiful Basilica of Saint Anastasia.


Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Casa di Giulietta, Via Cappello 23, 37121, Verona Italy

Then it’s on to Verona’s top attraction: The home of Shakespeare’s Juliet, where, from the outside, you gaze up at the famed balcony where Romeo is said to have done his wooing. There is also a statue of Juliet herself whose breast you can rub for good luck - just make sure Romeo’s not around.

Stop At: Verona's Cathedral (Duomo), Piazza Duomo in the Citta Antica, Verona Italy

After some stunning photos from the viewpoint (sure to be the envy of your friends) you’ll take a lovely walk down into the city. Along the way you’ll stop off for a skip the line visit to the Verona Arena, a 1st-century marvel that is one of the greatest amphitheaters in Italy and also among the top opera venues in the world. You’ll also see the Verona Duomo from the outside, and pop into the beautiful Basilica of Saint Anastasia.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Teatro Romano, Rigaste Redentore 2, 37129, Verona Italy

Teatro Romano

Stop At: Piazzale Castel San Pietro, Via Castel San Pietro, 37129, Verona Italy

Your day starts early in Venice, from where you’ll be spirited away to Verona in an air-conditioned minibus, straight to a photo stop at Colle di San Pietro. Enjoy the panoramic views of Verona from above and learn to understand why it was the perfect setting for the world’s greatest romance. Starting our tour from the foot of a castle overlooking the town, you’ll take it all in at once. The towering spires, the castle walls, the river that hugs its curves: Verona is as romantic as it gets.


Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Piazza Bra, 37121, Verona Italy

With that box ticked, we’ll take you into the historic center to uncover the real story of the city that served as the colorful backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic. You’ll visit the gorgeous plazas, Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe to see the Palazzo Maffei, the Palazzo Barbieri (Town Hall) and the famous Mazzanti Houses whose facades are decorated with beautiful 16th-century frescoes. You’ll also stop by the Piazza Dante to pay your respects at the statue of Italy’s most famous writer.

Pass By: Walks of Italy, Corte Sant'Antonio 1, 30122 Venice Italy

Walks of Italy


Pass By: Ponte Pietra 1, 37121, Verona Italy

Ponte Pietra

Inclusions

  • Round-trip transfer from Venice
  • Expert, English-Speaking local guide throughout
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • All venue ticket costs included
  • Entry/Admission - Arena di Verona
  • Entry/Admission - Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
  • Lunch

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Piazzale Roma, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Returns To

Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please remember that churches visited during the tour are holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks of Italy cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The guide is expert on the theme, the trip is a fast crash course on the monuments, and needs a lot of walking, we went by air-conditioned van, and returned by train with the minimum air-conditioning, however the large amount of historical sites makes this trip worthwhile, not to forget that Shakespeare was obsessed by Verona.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
Absolutely great day, our guide was so informative and we saw so much more than what we had imagined, Romeo and Juliet was my main attraction but to see the churches, the castle and the arena was amazing plus it was so well timed, allowing us to enjoy the market and getting the fast train back finished the day off beautifully
• Submitted 29 Jul 2019
We felt concern in finding the meeting place, however it was easier than expected. Was meet by a representative and escorted to awaiting 9 Passenger van. Very comfortable, clean, air conditioned. The driver explained the length of the trip and would be picking up our tour guide on the way. Our guide was fantastic. A lifelong resident, and well polished tour guide. This was a walking tour, but not straining. We had to cut our tour short as had to check in for cruise. However, it was a very nice experience. Highly recommend it
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
My elder daughter was very keen to do this Tour because she was studying Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' in school, but the rest of us myself, my husband and younger daughter were not very keen to go along and spend a soppy, romance filled day hearing about and walking in the footsteps of the legendary doomed lovers. Surprisingly, this Tour, organised by Walks of Italy- Venice, turned out to be so much more than what we expected! The drive from Venice to Verona takes around an hour and a half, but because the van that Walks of Italy provides with an experienced, friendly driver is so comfortable, the journey is smooth and eventful. Though you travel mainly on a highway, the pastoral and village views you encounter on both sides of the van are photo worthy at certain points. The van does also stop for a toilet and coffee break at a fuel station with good and clean facilities on request. When we reached Verona, we collected Susie, our learned local guide, and traveled to a view point from where we were treated to a spectacular panorama of Verona, its meandering river and multiple bridges. Later with Susie, we gradually descended the hill to the River passing many Roman ruins en route. We also saw beautiful homes owned by locals. On reaching the River we walked across one of the city's famous ancient bridges and were transported into the historic centre of Verona. As the city changed many hands it was under Roman, Venetian, Austrian control all the varied influences of these regimes can be clearly seen during the Tour. Susie gave us very detailed explanations of all the wondrous churches, piazzas and monuments that visited. There is so much antiquity in Verona- an archaic Roman amphitheatre and arch, part of an ancient city that still exists, albeit underground, a castle, etc. There are many Romanesque churches, which have been worked on in different eras and hence have much variation in structure and design. Of course a part of the Tour is focused on Romeo and Juliet. As Susie explained, though the families with similar surnames as those of the legendary lovers did in fact exist and did have bad blood between them, the characters of Romeo and Juliet were sadly entirely fictional. During the Tour one does get to see 'Romeo's family home and visit the immensely popular and iconic Juliet's House- a villa fashioned into the home of the play's doomed heroine- complete with a balcony, museum, statue of Juliet that must be loved for good luck, lovers graffiti wall, souvenir stores, Juliet Club letterbox, etc. During the Tour, one has time for lunch and a bit of shopping, with the guide's recommendations. Plus there's time for a quick gelato or coffee at two popular places, before the Guide escorts you to the railway station to catch your comfortable train back to Venice. The train journey too lasts for almost an hour and a half. I recommed this Tour because since Walks of Italy caps the amount of people per group, so the experience is very intimate and results in friendships with fellow travellers at the end of the Tour. Also one experiences travelling to Verona by road from Venice and back by train- 2 different modes of transport, offering 2 different kinds of views and perspectives on the journey. Also Verona is a beautiful city, it's historic centre is best enjoyed on foot. With a good guide much can be seen and enjoyed in a span of a day without feeling rushed primarily due to good planning and also because much is within close proximity. So without further adieu, book this tour if you want to enjoy a day in beautiful, ancient Verona and ofcourse are curious to learn the truth behind the legend of Romeo and Juliet! Felicia Variava Albert, Managing Director, Blaze Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India
• Submitted 28 Aug 2018
A very nice if long day’s outing from Venice to the city of Romeo and Juliet (if the two existed, albeit the families did). Verona is fascinating, from old town to excellent Roman ruins (when we were there they were preparing for a performance of Aida in the Roman arena! Our driver out to Verona was half asleep and quite usage/unnerving (June 23) - not a good asset at all and the coffee/rest stop was a shambles. Awful place. You go up by van and return by train. Local guide in Verona was good.
• Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Best tour I've ever experienced. This was the highlight of my trip to Venice, ironically.
• Submitted 19 May 2018
Love this tour
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2017
Great tour, but one day is not enough. Too much to see, but our guide did an excellent job!!
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
Amazing tour!!! Verona had such amazing history and character and it was a beautiful town. Our guide was native and I loved her passion for her city. It made the tour quite enjoyable. Note your group will take a train back to Venice on your own and it takes an hour. You arrive back somewhat late.
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017
Loved this tour, although it was a LOT of walking. Didn't realize Verona was so beautiful, our guide was excellent. We picked up the tour from Venice and everything went smoothly.
• Submitted 02 Sep 2017
Great tour and knowledgeable guide, thanks!
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
This was a great tour of Verona. There's lots of walking as our guide showed us around the sights of the city. The guide was good and very informative.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
I love these small group tours. There were 6 in our group. A driver drove us to Verona from Venice. A guide was waiting for us in Verona who gave us walking tour of Verona. Verona was a beautiful city with a lot of history. The Colosseum in Verona was still in use. Andrea Bocelli was scheduled to perform there in 10 or days. Well preserved old wall inside Benetton store was very interesting to see. We had free time to eat lunch or shop. The guide pointed out few restaurants and we had the best pasta with truffle ever and wine for 16 euros!!!!!! We returned to Venice on train. Really enjoyed and am glad we got the tour as it took hassle out and just enjoy the place.
• Submitted 06 Jun 2017
I thought this was a fantastic tour. We were fortunate to have a small group only 3 of us which probably made the tour even more fun. I honestly didn't realize how much history is in Verona. The description mentions Romeo and Juliet but we barely talked about them. With that said, it's not a bad thing because Verona is very interesting regardless of Romeo and Juliet. Also, if you want to try some local cuisine you can find some good horse/donkey dishes which are pretty good!
• Submitted 17 May 2017
The tour guide was just wonderful and really knew her history. Just fell in love with this place and this city has the best pizza. One of my favorite movies is Letters from Juliet and this is where is was filmed.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2016
Excellent tour, beatiful city. Loved all the walking!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2016
Loved the day in Verona. Our guide was knowledgeable and provided a lot of history of the city. We had been to Venice a few times so it was a nice change to get outside the city and this tour was a good fit for us. Very well done and would highly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2016
I'm really happy my husband and I decided to take this tour. It was great. Our guide Lucas was very knowledgeable, he was a local from Verona so you could tell he was passionate about the history of the city. I will highly recommend it.
• Submitted 13 Oct 2016
Excellent tour of Verona. Our tour guide was very knowledgable of Verona and its history. We will definitely visit Verona again.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2016
This tour was amazing! Our guide was amazingly knowledgeable and passionate about the city. She took us everuwhere and suggested places to eat. She allowed photo stops and even arranged a taxi at the end to the station (and accompanied us to put us on the train!) as it was too hot to walk! Brilliant
• Submitted 07 Aug 2016
I would highly recommend this trip the tour guide was great and really knew his city. It is a walking tour.
• Submitted 24 Jul 2016
Had a wonderful day on my Verona day trip!! Our guide Susie was fantastic, she was so knowledgeable about everything, she taught me so much I never knew about Verona and made me love this city even more. We saw lots of the main sights including Juliet's balcony which was full of people, but there is also so much more to see here. Our driver from Venice was very friendly as well and made the drive to Verona pleasant. Susie recommended a nice place to eat lunch with local delicacies and suggested we the polenta, horse meat and Amarone wine. Thoroughly enjoyed my day, Susie even walked us to the train station to make sure we made it on the train back to Venice, she went above and beyond for us. I highly recommend this tour for people wanting to learn more about the beautiful city of Verona.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2016
Very knowledgable tour guide. Beautiful city, well worth the visit.
• Submitted 12 Jul 2016

In Brief

Location:
Venezia, Italy
Country:
Italy
Duration:
9 hours
Operates:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Highlights:
Step back in time on a history tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Small group ensures personal service
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Instant Confirmation

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