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Fascinating Verona: in the Footprints of Romeo and Juliet

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Overview

Bring to life the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers on this walking tour through the evocative, historic heart of Verona. See for yourself why the city’s ancient Roman landmarks and medieval squares provided the perfect backdrop for the romantic tragedy as a guide shares the legends behind landmarks like the Scala family tombs, the Madonna Verona fountain, and Juliet’s House and Balcony.
  • 1.5-hour 'Romeo and Juliet' walking tour of Verona
  • Explore the city that helped inspire Shakespeare's romantic tragedy
  • Imagine visions of young love at Juliet's House and Balcony
  • Hear legends of feuding families at the Scala tombs
  • Visit ancient Roman, Gothic, and Renaissance landmarks with a guide
  • Great overview and introduction to Verona's intriguing history
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Local professional guide
Small group tour of the top attractions in Verona
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

P.za Bra, Verona VR, Italy

Address: Piazza Brà, Verona, Italy Directions: Meeting point in Piazza Brà under the equestrian statue of King Vittorio Emanuele Dates: Daily

Departure Time

1:45 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
In the afternoon, meet your storytelling guide at the city’s Arena amphitheater, an ancient Roman artifact that pre-dates the Colosseum and has been in use for more than 2,000 years. From here, set off on a 1.5-hour stroll through Verona's winding medieval streets while your guide offers an overview of the city’s ancient roots and fascinating history. Although the Capulet and Montague families are fictional, Verona’s past is ripe with stories of fatal feuds, romance, and drama that made it a natural setting for Shakespeare's tragedy.

Let your imagination run wild with visions of young love and secret trysts at Juliet’s House, a historic home featuring a much-visited balcony and statue of the doomed protagonist (though any Shakespearean connections here are dubious). Continue on to Herbs Square, lined by a bustling local market and stately palaces. Learn the history behind landmarks including Lamberti Tower, the Madonna Verona fountain, and the medieval Domus Mercatorum, one-time home of the city’s merchant guild.

See evidence of Verona's multilayered past at Signori Square, where Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and modern architecture converge in a fascinating urban landscape. Finally, wind through quiet courtyards and backstreets to reach the tombs of the Scala family, a ruling clan of the 13th and 14th centuries whose scandals and power struggles are reminiscent of the tangled family feuds in Romeo and Juliet.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Arena di Verona
Learn about the romance, drama and family feuds of Verona that led Shakespeare to choose the city as the setting for Romeo and Juliet. Start your 2-hour guided tour at the Arena that was built before Rome’s Colosseum and is still used for cultural events. Walk to Juliet's house to see the famous balcony and the statue of Juliet. Continue to Herbs Square, where you’ll find a lively market, the Lamberti Tower and the ancient Domus Mercatorum. Visit historic Signori Square, where the entire history of Verona can be seen. You’ll find structures from the Romans through the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods. Pass through medieval courtyards on your way to the Scala Family Tombs.
Pass By:  
Casa di Giulietta
Pass By:  
Piazza delle Erbe
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS

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What is the social distancing policy during Fascinating Verona: in the Footprints of Romeo and Juliet?
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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A hidden gem inside the city
Traveler08140322528
, Sep 2019
It was a nice tour to take the price is kinda steep but you get a lot of valuable information from the tour
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Wonderful Tour!
Amy V
, Jul 2019
So glad we booked this tour! Francesco was our tour guide and he was absolutely great! Tons of fun learning more about this beautiful city!
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Fabulous!!!! She did a great job would recommend the tour for any one visiting Verona
Departure11953764128
, Jun 2019
Recommend this tour for any visitor to Verona I think I have said it all but I will put in 100 characters
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Brought an ancient city to life
Thomas F
, May 2019
Francesca did an outstanding job. He was funny, energetic, and charming all the while loading us with interesting facts about his wonderful city. He intro covered 2000 years of history in about 5 minutes. Seriously. The tour lasted almost 2 hours. Plenty of time was spent discussing the Capulets and Montagues. Francesca brought this city to life for my wife and me. Thank you!
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A wonderful tour in a beautiful city
Stan M
, May 2019
This was a spectacular tour in the beautiful city of Verona. Our guide, Dennis, was so friendly and knowledgeable. As we walked the city, Dennis told us so much about its history that we feel we know more about it that the experienced tourist. He informed us about the stories behind the buildings and statues. So much Roman and Medieval history. We will definitely recommend Dennis to anyone wanting an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Thank you, Dennis!
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Walking tour of verona with Maria!!
GrandTour704665
, Apr 2019
A fantastic and personal one-on-one tour of Verona. Maria, our guide was excellent in explaining all of the key sites of Verona keeping both the two adults and children attentions with great facts and stats of this beautiful city. Highly recommend this tour and Maria as a guide. Thank you from the Trewins (UK)
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Our tour guide Francesco was lovely...
Kay H
, Aug 2018
Our tour guide Francesco was lovely, very enthusiastic,incredibly knowledgeable and well-informed about the city and its history. He took us to locations we wouldn't normally find or know of. It was a great tour to get to know Verona and her history. He also was very attentive and easy to get along with. I highly recommend this tour.
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Excellent all around. First, we...
fernayv
, Aug 2017
Excellent all around. First, we almost missed the tour entirely because we accidentally ended up in Milano long story. The tour guide was waiting for us in Verona and was worried so she called me. When I told her that we were in Milano by mistake and were terribly sad that we were going to miss the tour, she spoke with the other tourists and they agreed to postpone the tour until later in the day and we were able to get to Verona in the afternoon and take the walking tour! The tour guide I apologize for not remembering her name she is the author of the tour book that they sell in the piazza was very gracious and I'll never forget her courtesy in rearranging the time of the tour so we could make it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed Verona. The best part of the tour is that it was a small group and the tour guide was not in a hurry. We will definitely go back some day.
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The tour guide was lovely, very...
Darren H
, Jul 2017
The tour guide was lovely, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour guide took us to locations we wouldn't normally find or know of. I think this is a great tour to get to know Verona and her history. I can't recommend this tour more highly.
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Loved this tour!! Guide was do...
JENNIFER C
, Jun 2017
Loved this tour!! Guide was do knowledgable and sweet. Had a great time walking the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet!!!
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