This tour is perfect for those people who spend in Verona or Mantua a short-term stay and wish to visit as much as they can
This tour is recommended for people who spend in Verona or Mantua a short-term stay and wish to visit both cities. Being Mantua located about 44 kms (27, 5 miles) east of Verona a full day tour gives people the possibility to visit both Verona and Mantua city centres in one-day tour. Both cities can be easily reached by car even if the best way to travel to these cities is by train (for train ticket prices see section "what's extra"). In case you choose to visit the cities by train I'll be with you during the transfers.
VERONA is really an open air museum, the perfect city to browse around. Get the flavour of Verona by walking through its breathtaking squares and streets, exploring a little bit of everything and learning about its past and beauty.
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. It was in Mantua that Shakespeare's Romeo heard of Juliet's death and Verdi set his opera Rigoletto
Piazza Bra, explanation of all monuments around the square (arena, Gran Guardia and Barbieri palaces, Portoni della Bra with medieval city wall and via Roma);
Castelvecchio and Ponte (bridge) Scaligero, Roman Gavi arch;
Roman Borsari gate with Corso Cavour and Corso Porta Borsari;
Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza Mercato vecchio;
Piazza Duomo with the beautiful cathedral facade and Ponte Pietra (stone bridge);
Santa Anastasia square;
Via Cappello with Juliet's house;
Via Leoni with roman Leoni gate;
Rigoletto's House, San Giorgio Castle (exterior), Piazza Castello Piazza Santa Barbara; Piazza Sordello with the façades of Palazzo ducale and Cathedral, Piazza Broletto, Piazza delle Erbe with San Lorenzo Church (visit inside)and the Merchant's House, Piazza Mantegna with the Basilica of Sant'Andrea (visit inside)
No entrance fees are foreseen for this tour
Only on request the Bibiena Theatre: entrance fee costs € 2, 00/ea
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting location: At the railway station of Verona or Mantua (It. Mantova)
In case people stay in Mantua: at their hotel, if it is located in the city centre, or at Rigoletto's house at Piazza Sordello 23. On the Rigoletto's house facade hangs a huge sign with the words "Casa di Rigoletto"
In case people stay in Verona:
at their hotel, if it is located in the city centre, or at the "Alps fountain" at Piazza Bra. In the middle of Piazza Bra there is a garden with the "Alps fountain". The fountain is located at the back of the equestrian statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II
End location: At the railway station of Verona or Mantua
Duration: 8 hours
You will be expected to walk thro crowded squares and streets and due to train connections tour can last a bit more.
I am a Licensed Tourist Guide/Tour Guide and have access to any landmark
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We enjoyed every moment of our tour spent with dear, intelligent, kind Manuela! We toured a Reggio parmigiana cheese factory in colecchio and a prosciutto tour in langhiano. Manuela made the processes of creating cheese and prosciutto come to life as we actually missed most of each tours' demonstration because our family arrived so late due to unforeseen circumstances. She even got us a discount because we missed so much but we still enjoyed touring both facilities and experienced awesome tastings.