Very soon, at the very beginning of my career as a guide, I realized that I loved small groups: the smaller, the better. Now, after many years, this is my comfort zone. Working with independent, curious travelers and helping them understand a little more of my Verona, its art, its history, its food&wine, its very Italian mood: this makes my day.
On my private tours, "connect" and "share" are my verbs: I couldn't live without connecting with my travelers and sharing ideas and experiences with them.
In the end, being a tour guide is a way of travelling every day without moving from home!
I was born and raised in Verona, an adorable, romantic, cozy Italian city and I have seen it changing over time under my eyes!
-Roman Archaeology is my background
-I am listed in the prestigious Rick Steves guidebook
-I get emotional when I taste classy wines
I go to work by bike, I love good architecture, good pop music & good wines, I read many biographies.
I'm a mother of 3 small globe-trotters.
Here are my tours (feel free of asking if you have special requests):
- My CITY TOUR (my best seller: BTW as a native I'm very proud of the increasing popularity of my hometown)
- AMARONE WINE TOURS out in the cellars or in the taverns of downtown
- A TREK TOUR, for active people and to enjoy lovely views of Verona from above
- A very funny urban SAFARI, if you travel with your FAMILY & KIDS
Please note that I can easily arrange transportation for every tour, if you need and it's not yet included.
Hope to meet you very soon, in the meantime. . . STAY HAPPY!
A Recent Review of this guide
Valeria's unique tour of Verona combines chauffeured transportation from Milan with a walking tour of the highlights of the gem of a city of Verona. She is impressively knowledgeable and highly interactive. Best of all, she is generous in sharing the fruits of her classical training in Roman archeology. She is appropriately skeptical about some of the tourist-traps, such as Juliet's balcony, but clearly revels in Verona's history and culture, making three hours with her an absolute delight. A must-do!
I am a licensed tourist guide in Verona and its province since 1995.
I have been guiding the prestigious Rick Steves' groups for many years and every other yearhelp him updating his Italy guidebook in the part related to Verona.
I graduated in Roman Archaeology.
I have an interest in Psycho-geography.
I attended a master course of Museology and Museography in the Venice museums.
I can take you INSIDE museums, churches and archeological sites of my city, without any restriction.
I am a local guide of Verona: I do not deliver tours in Milan (only pick up). I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.