Verona things to do

Things to do in Verona Italy – Tours

Captivating Verona offers something for everyone! Your options will be overflowing when it comes to things to do in Verona. Wine enthusiasts, foodies and culture vultures will be in heaven! In addition you can find bike, Segway and rafting tours. Furthermore, if Verona is your home base, I can suggest a few fantastic day trips to take. You will love it here, there is so much to do in this fantastic, vibrant city. Here is my list of top tours in Verona.

What to do in Verona

Of course, you will find plenty of free attractions in Verona. On the other hand, here is a great list of tours and things to do during your visit which I highly recommend. Immerse yourself in the culture of this wonderful area of my favorite country, Italy!

Tip: Book early! In order to get your first choice of the day and time, schedule your activities a week or two before you arrive. This is true especially if you’re only here for a few days.

Food and Wine Walking TourVerona food and wine tour

This is a fun, delicious tour that we loved! Take a 3.5 hour walking tour with a friendly enthusiastic foodie guide. Enjoy visiting the local bottega’s and wine stores as you walk through old town on narrow streets and cobblestone lanes. Try local cheeses, fresh pastas, homemade bread and handmade gelato. Of course, let’s not forget the wine! Enjoy amazing Amarone wine, which is only produced in Verona. Then try some other Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the flavors. This was a great way to spend a morning. We really enjoyed and recommend the Veronality Food and Wine Tour.

Biking ToursVerona Bike Tour

I highly recommend going on the Veronality Bike Tour. Not only is it a great way to explore Verona, but you will learn interesting bits of history and culture on the way. Enjoy an easy 3 hour tour through the city’s main squares and ancient monuments. Some of the highlights will include; Piazza Erbe, Piazza Bra, Juilet’s House, the Verona Arena and the Medieval Bridge among other sites. The local guides are warm, friendly and knowledgeable. It was a really fun morning for our group – we loved it!

Verona Winery ToursVerona Winery Tours

Verona is located in the most prestigious wine making regions in Italy, Valpolicella. Therefore, there are countless – and I mean countless – winery tours to choose from. This is where you have to do your homework. There are full day, half day, far drive, short drive, with meal, with snack, this wine, that wine, private, semi private, group….the list goes on and on. It literally took me a few weeks to finally decide on a tour that was just right for us. Finally, we picked an AirBnB Experience at  Santa Maria Valverde Estate which was great for us. Anna picked us up and drove us to her beautiful winery for a private tour. Here are other great options for wine tours: Get Your Guide Tours, Veronality Tours, Viator, and AirBnB Experiences.

Verona ArenaVerona Arena

When in Verona you must experience an opera at the Arena. Summer opera season draws fans from far and wide. Operas such as Aida, Carmen, La Traviata and Tosca are on the 2019 schedule. It’s an amazing experience. Furthermore there are various concerts and performances. Placido Domingo will perform on August 4, 2019.  Verona Opera Aida
Opera Dress Code Tip: If your seats are in the gold section, men must wear pants. If a man wears shorts (even though it may be sweltering outside) he will not be admitted. For his convenience, black pants are sold at Gate 1 for 35 euros. Of course, this was the case with us, but the pants are really nice! We consider them a souvenir from Verona!
Prices: Opera tickets range from 25euro (top rows, non-numbered seats) to 192 euros in the gold section. Discounted for seniors and those under 30. Concert prices vary according to the artist. For schedule and tickets go to the Official Ticket Site.

Verona Rafting TourVerona Rafting Tour

Discover Verona from the river. Rafting is a unique and fun way to admire the charm of Verona. This city was built and developed on the banks of the Adige River. As a result, you will ‘soak up’ a different perspective from the water. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with Adige Rafting Tours.

Mini Train TourVerona Train Tour

Of course, it is always fun to take the mini train tour around town! It is a short 25 minutes and brings you past all the major sights. Ticket prices: Adult 5 euros, Child (5-15) 3 euros.

Verona Segway Tour

Experience historic Verona from a unique perspective. Glide through the historic center and see the main attractions. A Segway Tour is definitely a fun way to explore this beautiful city.

Romeo and Juliet Experience

This is a unique multimedia exhibition. Thanks to a careful use of state-of-the-art immersive technologies, it will give visitors the possibility of physically and emotionally immersing themselves in different environments, experiencing first-hand the essence of the famous tragedy.

Obviously, it is so easy to fall in LOVE with Verona!

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Verona - What to see in Verona

What to see in Verona Italy

Visiting Verona?    See these attractions!

First of all, you will be captivated the minute you arrive in this ancient city. Verona is vibrant, lively and totally walkable. You can lose yourself for hours meandering through the attractive lanes and gorgeous piazzas finding a multitude of restaurants and wine bars. Practically surrounded by the Adige River, there are many beautiful bridges as well as waterfront restaurants and pubs. Rich in history and crammed with love, here are the top sights to see in Verona.

Piazza delle ErbePiazza Erbe Verona

This is my favorite and most picturesque piazza. Beautiful pastel buildings with faded frescos. Two clock towers stand at each end. The center has a lovely fountain and also an ornate water-well. Café umbrellas line one entire side of the piazza. During the week there is a festive open-air market in the middle. Tip: If you want to have a bird’s eye view of Piazza delle Erbe, stay at Corte Reali Suites. I enjoyed a huge balcony overlooking this beautiful piazza. This was my view every day!

Piazza BraPiazza Bra Verona

You can enter Piazza Bra through Portoni della Bra which is a double-arched medieval gateway. This tremendous cobbled piazza has a park on one side and a line of restaurants and cafes along the other. Relax, have a cappucinno and watch the people go by. This will also lead you to the oldest Roman amphitheatre in Italy, the Verona Arena. In addition, you can also catch the mini-train here for a Verona tour.

Verona ArenaVerona Arena

Built in 1st century A.D., this ancient arena held up to 30,000 spectators to view gladiator fights and hunting. It is also the third largest amphitheatre in Italy. At the present time, because the stage area is so tremendous, it seats 15,000 people. The Arena hosts various concerts and performances. Moreover, summer opera season draws fans from far and wide. Operas such as Carmen, Aida and The Barber of Seville are on the 2018 schedule. It’s an exciting experience.  Tickets start at 25E with discounts for seniors and those under 30. Tickets in the gold section are 189E.
Dress Code Note: For tickets on floor, men must wear pants, not shorts.

Juliet’s HouseJuliet's House, Verona

Verona and love go together like Romeo and Juilet. One of the most crowed spots in all of Verona is Juilet’s house. Get there early for an unobstructed view of the courtyard and Juilet’s balcony. You can even purchase tickets to enter and see the place where the love letters are answered and walk out on the balcony. This is one of the most popular of ‘what to see in Verona’.

Sant’ Anastasia ChurchSaint Anastasia, Verona

Located by Piazza dei Signori, St. Anastasia is a majestic gothic church and the biggest in the city. The façade is a mixture of colored marble and a beautiful gothic arch. Obviously, this church is simply beautiful inside and out.

CastelvecchioCastlevecchio, Verona

This spectacular medieval fortress was built in the 14th century. It is a masterpiece of gothic architecture and now houses a history museum. There is a medieval bridge attached which crosses over the Adige river. The bridge was totally destroyed in World War II but was rebuilt in 1951. Enjoy wonderful views from both the castle and the bridge.

Basilica of San ZenoSan Zeno, Verona

San Zeno Church is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture.  In addition, it has magnificent bronze doors leading into the church and many artworks inside. The church is dedicated to the patron saint of Verona, Saint Zeno.

Funicular of Castel S. PietroVerona Funicular

 

 

 

Take this funicular up to Castel S. Pietro and get a spectacular view of the city!

Via MazziniVia Mazzini, Verona

Evening strolls and chic boutiques are the highlight of the most popular shopping street in Verona. This is the best place to shop in Verona. Make sure you have room in your luggage to bring home some fashion finds. Not only is the shopping great, but there are a number of cafes and restaurants to stop at between shopping. I was also impressed by the beautiful shiny limestone pavement.

Porta Borsari

Verona things to see

This majestic Gate dates back to Roman times and it still marks the entrance into the city. Porto Borsari was built between the 1st century BC and 1st century AD. It has magnificent double arches and an external facade of white stone. Of course, it is certainly a beautiful historic sight to see in Verona.

Now that you know what to see in Verona Italy, you have to discover what to do when you’re there. Verona offers a wide variety of wonderful tours to take.

Tours

In addition to all these free sights to see, you can pick from a tremendous amount of tours available.  Enjoy wine and food tours in addition to biking, walking and rafting tours.
Jump to my Top Tours to do in Verona.


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Verona Italy the City of Love

Discover Verona

I just spent 4 amazing days in Verona Italy. It is known as the city of love and the story of Romeo and Juliet. I found it to be one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. For example Verona boasts stunning architecture, Roman and medieval bridges, ancient frescos on building facades, beautiful churches, lovely piazzas – the list of WOW just goes on and on!

Verona

Not to mention that flowers and greenery are everywhere. It’s a photographers dream city. In addition, it is also the home of Valpolicella and Amarone wines! That raises the wow factor to the roof!  This ancient city is built on the banks of the Adige River and it is one of the main tourist destinations in Northern Italy. Once you visit, it is easy to see why. This city of love and passion is a must see.

Verona Piazza della Erbe

Every step is a surprise….

To truly discover Verona is to take hidden little streets. There are  wide roads dating back to Roman times, but also little, narrower medieval ones which hide treasures and amazing sights.

Explore VeronaVerona City Map

As you can see from the map above, the historic center of Verona is built between a narrow river bend. It has many popular attractions and is a totally walkable city. For example, to walk from the top of the map to the bottom is no longer that 20 minutes.

‘What to see in Verona’ Get the scoop on the most popular attractions.

Things to do in Verona’ – Check out the best tours – walking, biking, rafting, wineries……

Pictures of Verona Attractions

Piazza delle Erbe

This is my favorite and most picturesque piazza.

Piazza BraPiazza Bra Verona

This tremendous cobbled piazza has a park on one side and a line of restaurants and cafes along the other.

CastelvecchioVerona Castelvecchio

A spectacular medieval fortress which now holds a museum.

Verona ArenaVerona Arena

This ancient arena still has performances to this day.

Juliet’s HouseJuliet's House

Verona and love go together like Romeo and Juilet. This is a must-see attraction.

Sant’ Anastasia ChurchSaint Anastasia, Verona

Located by Piazza dei Signori, St. Anastasia is the biggest church in town.

Basilica of San ZenoSan Zeno, Verona

San Zeno Church is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture.

Via MazziniVia Mazzini, Verona

Evening strolls and chic boutiques are the highlight of this most popular shopping street.

Pictures

VeronaVerona Market at Piazza Erbe