Tours with departure from Verona
The rates - on request.
Entrance tickets - at extra charge
Supplement for night service (after 19:00) and festive days - 20%
Car at disposal - at extra charge, car category - on request
Cancellation policy: less than 48 hours - 100%.
Verona city tour – 2 or 3 hours
The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. and is is famous as it is the place where William Shakespeare set his playRomeo and Juliet. The core of the city consists of the Roman town nestled in the loop of the river containing one of the richest collections of Roman remains in northern Italy. Surviving remains of this era include the city gate, Porta Borsari, the remains of the Porta Leoni, the Arco dei Gavi, which was dismantled in the Napoleonic period and rebuilt next to Castelvecchio in the 1930s, the Ponte Pietra, the Roman theatre, and the Amphitheatre Arena. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. The Scaligers rebuilt the walls during the Middle Ages, embracing a much larger territory in the west and another vast area on the east bank of the river. This remained the size of the city until the 20th century.
The heart of Verona is the ensemble consisting of the Piazza delle Erbe (with its picturesque fruit and vegetable market) and the Piazza dei Signori, with historic buildings that include the Palazzo del Comune, Palazzo del Governo, Loggia del Consiglio, Arche Scaligere, and Domus Nova. The Piazza Bra has a number of buildings dating back to different epochs.
Verona of Romeo and Juliet – 3 hours
Verona is the city of love, and to pay tribute to William Shakespeare, the author that made it famous around the world, you must visit the places of the ultimate romantic tragedy: Romeo and Juliet.
The most famous spot is Juliet's House. The building dates back to the 13th century, and under the Capulet's emblem on the external façade, a gate opens onto a covered space where lovers from all around the world leave their messages. In the past visitors used to write directly on the walls, so they have now been covered with panels that host writings and cards. From there, visitors arrive at the internal court. A bronze statue of Juliet stands at its center, always surrounded by tourists taking pictures with their hand on Juliet's breast: the legend says that this will bring good luck in love. The court is dominated by the famous balcony attributed to Juliet's bedroom.
After Juliet's house you should visit her beloved's home, located in a secluded alley in Verona's historic center, not far from the Scaliger Tombs. This rustic brick castle - said to have been that of Romeo - belonged to the Montecchi family.
The tragic epilogue of the story takes place in a churchyard. What is traditionally considered Juliet's tomb was originally located in the garden of the Convent of San Francesco al Corso.
Verona's churches – 2 or 5 hours
Verona's churches represent the result of an entire millennium in which art and faith met together. From the first Cathedrals dating back to the fourth Century to the paintings by Renaissance mastersdecorating Veronese churches, there's a wide panorama so rich in styles and variety that is rarely found in Italy. From the big masterpiece of romanesque architecture like St. Zeno to the small early Christian crypts like Santa Teuteria e Tosca or St. Fermo, the beauty of Verona churches, their cultural and artistic heritage never cease to amaze.
One of the largest churches in Verona is the Church of St. Anastasia. This huge church was built from 1290-1481. From the highly decorative ceiling to the many frescoes, there are wonderfully preserved works of art from the 14th to the 18th centuries. The Pellegrini chapel most notably houses the famous fresco St. George and the Princess of Trebizond by Pisanello.
Grandest of all is the lovely Cathedral complex, known as the Duomo, and the nearby church of St. Giovanni in Fonte, which is the Baptistery of the Cathedral itself.
The porch has many wonderful statues and sculptures and on the lintel are three medallions representing faith, hope and charity. There are some beautiful paintings and frescoes inside the Cathedral, which was completed in 1187. Marble columns support the beautiful Gothic arcades and the chapels are filled with Renaissance artworks.
Castelvecchio – 2 hours
The great and most spectacular medieval edifice in Verona, it was constructed on the banks of the Adige by Cangrande II della Scala in 1354 in order to defend Verona's people and also to have a possible escape-route northwards where his Austrian relatives lived. The castle is powerful and compact in its size with very little decoration - one square compound built in red bricks, one of the most prominent examples of Gothic architecture of the age, with imposing M-shaped merlons running along the castle and bridge walls. It has seven towers, a superelevated keep (maschio) with four main buildings inside. The castle is surrounded by a ditch, now dry, which was once filled with waters from the nearby Adige. The main restoration of the castle, in 1957, gave the museum its actual structure, with 29 rooms of paintings, sculptures, weapons and more.
Soave – 2,5 hours
Soave is located between Verona and Venice, where the soil is mainly from a vulcanic origin. The Soave wine is one of the most famous white wines in Italy and in the world. This is an antique wine, that represents the history of a territory and people that through this wine demonstrate their noble work. Outside of its excellent food and wine, there is a well-preserved medieval castle high atop a hill overlooking the village that is worth visiting. The three courtyards of the castle contain original frescoes, and impressive, historic portraits are visible throughout the castle. It is also worth exploring the city's medieval walls, which date back to the 13th century and offer wonderful views of the Italian countryside.
Vicenza – 4 hours
Vicenza, birthplace of Andrea Palladio, is a beautiful city with many interesting buildings and attractions. You can head through the city on a nice walk from west to east along the Corso Andrea Palladio, all the while passing by the most important and most famous attractions of Vicenza. From the Basilica Palladiana over the Teatro Olimpico and the Palazzo Chiericati to the many magnificent palaces on the main roads you can enjoy the attractions, all of which are located close to one another. Visit Villa Rotonda (interior only open on Wednesdays), Palladio's most celebrated work. Its temple like facades, its symmetry along with its natural setting, give the villa an air of splendid perfection.
Padua – 3 hours
Padua is a beautiful city with many interesting attractions and artistic treasures. Even a small walking tour to Padua's main attractions leads almost through the entire inner old city. From Giotto's famous frescoes in the Cappella degli Scrovegni, the old university, the Caffè Pedrocchi and the Palazzo della Ragione to the Basilica di Sant'Antonio and the Basilica di Santa Giustina, Padua offers visitors many sights that are a must-see when visiting the city.
The star attraction of the city of Padua is the Scrovegni Chapel with Giotto's frescoes, which was erected in the 13th century. An unassuming building from the exterior, the interior houses one of Italy's most precious works of art that has been recently restored. The Padua university, founded in 1222, and attracted the likes of Dante, Petrarch, and Galileo Galilei, is particularly fascinating when you enter the perfectly proportioned anatomy theatre where students would observe operations from galleries above the operating table. The largest square in Italy, Prato della Valle, is the place for a slice of local life. Socializing and shooting the breeze are some of the more favored pasttimes.
Mantua – 4 hours
Discover Mantua, Unesco World Heritage Site since 2008 and 2016 Italian capital of culture. Mantua surprises its visitors by her exceptional character: small but spectacular, from every corner the city of Mantua offers an encounter with history and beauty.
Serene and beautiful, Mantua lies on the shores of three lakes: Lago Superiore, Lago di Mezzo and Lago Inferiore. The modern day city has its roots in ancient times, first settled by the Etruscans in the 10th century BC. Four inter-connect pedestrian squares make up Mantua's heart.
Discover the Ducal Palace and the rooms, still painted with frescos, where these treasures were displayed and kept. See the 15th century Castello di San Giorgio, which overflows with the collected artworks of the city's famous Gonzaga family, and the grand baroque cupola of the Basilica di Sant'Andrea.
Lake Garda (Sirmione, Peschiera) – 8 hours
Lake Garda is Italy's biggest lake. Its beautiful surroundings have inspired authors and artists alike. It has both old charming villages and modern towns with all manner of facilities.
Known to everyone as "the pearl of the islands and peninsulas", Sirmione is famous for it's thermal water with it's healing properties. It also has a rich historical and artistic heritage, that includes the ruins of an ancient Roman Villa of the first imperial era, known as the Catullo Grottoes, the Scaligera Fortress and the church of San Pietro in Mavino, that dates back to at least VIII century.
Peschiera del Garda, whose Roman ancient name was Acrilica, still preserves evidences of its history attracting every year many visitors curious to discover signs of the work of man. Near the military defensive works you will find houses and religious buildings such as the sixteenth-century Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino. Besides it, Peschiera offers its visitors peaceful and relaxing moments in the natural environment surrounding it.
Lake Garda – Villa Vittoriale
Set on the shores of Italy's Lake Garda in Gardone Riviera, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (The Shrine of Italian Victories) was once home to the eccentric writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. The Vittoriale is not only a lavish and unusual residence, it is a real historical complex that includes a number of buildings, avenues, squares, gardens, watercourses and an outdoor theatre. It was built between 1921 and 1938 on the western shore of Lake Garda to celebrate Gabriele D'Annunzio's "inimitable life" and the heroic deeds of the Italians during World War I.
The villa consists of about twenty rooms and boasts a library with 33000 books of Italian literature, French literature, history, art, rare and antique editions. All rooms are immersed in semi-darkness as D'Annunzio suffered from photophobia and was unable to tolerate bright light. The War Museum is housed within the art nouveau Schifamondo Palace. It is full of mementoes, banners and medals of d'Annunzio's war-time exploits, while the gardens offer the chance to wander the deck of the full-sized battleship Puglia, which d'Annunzio used in his Fiume exploits.