See tour map with itinerary in green colour - 6-hour walking tour in Verona and to San Pietro hill (full-day tour)
A 'must' tour recommended to any first-time visitor and photography lover! See tour map with itinerary in green colour.
Verona is really an open air museum, the perfect city to browse around. On this tour you can explore a little bit of everything. This tour takes you closer to the beautiful soul of the city and sets you up for independent exploration during the rest of your stay. Get the flavour of Verona by walking through its breathtaking squares and amazing streets, learning about its past and beauty. There is no entrance fees to be paid for. The tour foresees the visit of Verona city centre and San Pietro hill where you will discover old sites and see the best views overlooking the city. The top of the hill can be easily reached by a funicular. Funicular return ticket costs € 2/each. You can choose to return back to the city centre by the funicular or walk 231 steps down discovering beautiful views and hidden corners.
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in the city centre
1. 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);
5. Castelvecchio and Ponte (bridge) Scaligero, Roman Gavi arch;
27. Roman Borsari gate with Corso Cavour and Corso Porta Borsari
25. Corte Sgarzerie;
9. Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza Mercato vecchio;
7. Scaligeri's arks;
3. Romeo's house;
26. Corso Anastasia, Via Duomo;
19. Piazza Duomo with the beautiful cathedral facade and Ponte Pietra (stone bridge);
20. Santa Anastasia square and via sottoriva, back to corso sant'Anastasia;
2. Via Cappello with Juliet's house;
24. Via Leoni sith roman Leoni gate;
22. via Mazzini with old jewish ghetto and synagogue;
1. Piazza Bra
Walking up the San Pietro hill (river Adige left bank) up to San Pietro castle
You will visit some more places and sites not listed above
No entrance fees foreseen for this tour
Tour available at the moment only in English
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Close to the first facade arch of Palazzo della Gran Guardia in Piazza Bra. Palazzo della Gran Guardia is the big palace near the Portoni (gates)della Bra. In order to recognize the place please see THE SECOND PHOTO OF THIS TOUR with the title "MEETING POINT". In case your hotel is in the very city centre I can pick you up at the hotel lobby or in a different place of the city centre.
End location: Piazza Bra in front of the Arena or wherever you want in the city centre. Please inform the guide for different end location at the beginning of the tour, this info is needed for better organize the tour.
Duration: 6 hours
You will be expected to walk a lot thro crowded squares and streets, tour can last a bit more... Feel free to stop for everything you may need. This is a full day tour therefore in order to give people time to rest a bit the tour can be splitted in two parts, half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Break time is not included in the 6-hour tour time. Meeting time and place for the afternoon tour part will be decided together with the guide.
In case you want to reach the hill top by taxi, one-way taxi ride costs about € 15,00/20,00. It is easier to climb the stairs down but you can also decide to take a taxi back to the city. Please inform guide
The tour price includes a 6-hour walking guided tour only (full day tour).
No entrance fees are foreseen for this tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2 € - Funicular to San Pietro hill top costs € 2,00/ea
This is a full day tour therefore, if you stay the whole day in Verona or you are not in a hurry, in order to give people time to rest a bit the tour can be splitted in two parts, half in the morning and half in the afternoon. Break time is not included in the 6-hour tour time. Meeting time and place for the afternoon tour part will be decided together with the guide.
No entrance fees are foreseen for this tour
Funicular to San Pietro hill top costs € 2,00/ea.
Verona can be reached by train:
From VENICE, return ticket € 17,50 (2h15 by Regionale Veloce) - return ticket € 47,00 (1h10 by Frecciabianca)
From MILAN, return ticket € 44,00 (1h23 by Frecciabianca) - return ticket € 25,50 (1h55 by Regionale).
From BOLOGNA, return ticket € 20,00 (1h33 by Regionale) - return ticket € 48,00 (52 minutes by frecciargento)
From MANTUA (It. MANTOVA), return ticket € 6,70 (49 minutes by regionale)
From PADUA return ticket € 14,00 (59 minutes by regionale veloce) - return ticket € 36,00 (42 minutes by Frecciabianca)
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