Visiting Verona for the first time? There’s a lot to see! Juliet, the squares, the arena: don’t miss this tour of the downtown historical centre of Verona, fully embraced by the bend of the Adige river.
In ancient Roman times, the city of Verona received its chess-board layout and was adorned with the Arena, the world’s best preserved Roman amphitheatre that today still provides hours of good music and entertainment.
The visit also includes the 14th century house of Juliet, a lovers’ venue and a very popular stop: in everyone’s mind Verona is linked to her image and her sad love story.
Another 14th century attraction consists of the bizarre “Arche” of the Della Scala family, namely the stone lace structures pointing up to the sky that still harbour suspicions and mysteries. Along the way you will cross three main squares that have maintained their peculiar and very popular, aristocratic or institutional character throughout the centuries.
Along the way we will stop to see:
- the Arena
- Piazza Bra’
- Juliet’s house
- Piazza Erbe
- Piazza dei Signori
- the Arche Scaligere
- the courtyard of the Mercato Vecchio
If you have arrived by your own means of transportation, a good idea would be to precede the walking tour through the historical centre with a short panoramic tour along the Adige river to enjoy some of the views most favoured by landscape artists:
– the Borsari Roman gate
– the Pietra bridge
– view of the San Pietro hill with the Roman theatre
The tour lasts 3 hours.