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Guided tours

Guided tours

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“There is no world without Verona’s walls”, says Shakespeare through the words spoken by Romeo; today, such verse describes the enviable completeness of our city.
Sometimes things are “down under”, are in darkness, hidden, unknown, tampered with, but still deserve even more words, looks, shots. Some locations hold a magic to discover, listen and remember. Just like those places where something happens, sometimes, by chance … but conquers your heart and your looks.
Verona is not only the Arena, Romeo and Juliet, Ponte Pietra Bridge and Castelvecchio Castle; it’s much more. A treasure in northern Italy, a UNESCO heritage site; a jewel set among the bends of the Adige river; a glass of wine served at the tables of restaurants that are famous well beyond national borders; a marble slab supporting villas or palaces; a show close to the river.

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The true story of Romeo and Juliet

Juliet Balcony in Verona, ItalyEveryone knows that Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet. But very few know the vicissitudes that led to the writing of the most famous love story ever.
For those who are not satisfied with a fleeting visit to the crowded Juliet balcony, this two-hour guided tour will allow to discover some of the most fascinating places in Verona, inextricably linked to the stories told in the legend and its historical context.
The houses of the Capulets and the Montagues, the Gothic mausoleums of the Scaligeri, lords who ruled Verona at the time when it is believed that the facts took place, the ancient courthouse where the trial that sentenced Romeo to exile could have taken place, the medieval defensive walls who Romeo left behind fleeing towards Mantua, and much more.
We will then discover the links between legend and history: the bloody feuds between Guelphs and Ghibellines, the presence of Dante in Verona who spoke of the two families in his Divine Comedy, the struggles for power, the wars of the League of Cambrai. You will then retrace the incredible events of a plot that, taken up by at least four different authors over more than a century, ends up in Shakespeare’s England, which makes it famous in her theatrical performances in Queen Elizabeth I’s London.

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Verona Underground

Roman archaeological finds in Verona, ItalyVerona, thanks to its treasure of archaeological finds and ancient monuments, is often called “little Rome”. Beyond the main monuments that can be admired through the streets and squares of the historic center, such as the Arco dei Gavi, Porta Borsari, Porta Leoni, the Roman Theater and of course the Arena, there is another city, visible only going down from 6 to 16 feet below ground. Hidden in the basements of banks, shops, restaurants, under churches and bars, you can discover the remains of Verona over two thousand years ago, patiently excavated by archaeologists over the years: mosaics of patrician houses (domus), basements and walls of buildings public, roads and remains of temples where the men and women of two thousand years ago lived their daily lives. A guided tour of about two hours that becomes a fascinating journey through time above and below the surface of the city.

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Legends and misteries

Bas-relief of Theodoric king in Verona, ItalyLike all ancient cities, whose origins are lost in the mists of time, Verona also hides legends, mysteries and ancient secrets.
Beyond the main monuments, the central squares crowded with tourists, are hidden details and details that tell stories and myths just waiting to be revealed to a curious visitor: why is a whale’s rib hanging under an arch in the heart of the city? Who poisoned Cangrande della Scala, lord of Verona, 700 years ago? Did Romeo and Juliet really exist? What was the use of the strange monster-shaped letter boxes set into the walls of the ancient medieval court? Why do honest Veronese cirizens keep away from the statue of Girolamo Fracastoro?
With an itinerary of about two hours, you will discover the secrets of the city, the most hidden and evocative places linked to the grandiose Roman past of Verona, the intrigues and struggles of power of the Middle Ages, the refined art and lifestyle of the Venetian Renaissance.
This is the ideal tour for those who are in the city for the very first time but do not want to settle for just visiting Juliet’s house and the Arena.

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Verona for all

If you are in Verona for a few days and want to get to know the city, a guided tour of a couple of hours is the ideal world to optimize the available time and know everything that the beautiful center of Verona has to offer to the its visitors: history, art, monuments, but also the stories, legends, mysteries and traditions of one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
A tourist guide will take you to meet the gladiators who fought to death in the Arena, Romeo and Juliet and the intricate events of medieval Verona, and all the little secrets and jewels hidden behind a corner, in one narrow alley, or in a hidden courtyard. Your guide will be available to tell you about the dishes of the Veronese food tradition, the famous local wines, the traditions, the customs and to answer all your questions and curiosities.

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