How to use the bus system in Verona
You really can see much of Verona on foot.
Tickets coast €1.30 ($1) if you buy them ahead of time at a newsstand, bar, or tabbacchi, and are valid for 90 minutes.
You can buy a ticket from the machine on-board the bus, but it costs €2 ($2) and is only valid for that particular trip.
Verona is one of the most romantic cities in Italy, and not only because Shakespeare drew on its history, culture, and architecture to write his immortal romance, Romeo and Juliet. From Verona Arena, medieval castles, and glorious churches, to its frescoed houses, Gothic tombs, charming piazzas, and stunning vistas, its bursting with sites that will charm and delight travelers of any age. This day trip from Venice will whisk you out of the lagoon and into this fairytale city with a local Verona tour guide on hand to bring its turbulent history and beguiling charms to life.
Your day starts early in Venice, from where youll be spirited away to Verona in an air-conditioned mini bus, straight to a photo stop at Colle di San Pietro. Enjoy the panoramic views of Verona from above and learn to understand why it was the perfect setting for the worlds greatest romance. Starting our tour from the foot of a castle overlooking the town, youll take it all in at once. The towering spires, the castle walls, the river that hugs its curves: Verona is as romantic as it gets.
After some stunning photos from the viewpoint (sure to be the envy of your friends) youll take a lovely walk down into the city. Along the way youll stop off for a skip the line visit to Verona Arena, a 1st century marvel that is one of the greatest amphitheatres in Italy and also among the top opera venues in the world. Youll also see the Verona Duomo from the outside, and pop into the beautiful Basilica of Saint Anastasia.
Then its on to Veronas top attraction: The home of Shakespeares Juliet, where, from the outside, you gaze up at the famed balcony where Romeo is said to have done his wooing. There is also a statue of Juliet herself whose breast you can rub for good luck - just make sure Romeos not around.
With that box ticked, well take you into the historic center to uncover the real story of the city that served as the colorful backdrop for Shakespeares classic. Youll visit the gorgeous plazas, Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe to see the Palazzo Maffei, the Palazzo Barbieri (Town Hall) and the famous Mazzanti Houses whose facades are decorated with beautiful 16th-century frescoes. Youll also stop by the Piazza Dante to pay your respects at the statue of Italys most famous writer.
Lunch is not included, so you can choose where you want to eat or ask your guide for recommendations. Local specialties include risotto, polenta and even donkey meat!
With your belly full the afternoon will included a walk along the river past the Casa di Romeo - yes, that Romeo - and two very famous arches, the ancient Roman gates of Porta Borsari and the Arco della Costa, where youll learn about one of most bizarre local legends ever (it involves a pure-hearted person and a dangling whale bone).
Youll also get a chance to pay your respects at the Scaligeri family tombs - incredible examples of gothic architecture that hold the remains of one of Veronas most important families - gape up at Lamberti tower, and saunter over the iconic Castelvecchio bridge, all before your guide puts you back on the train to Venice.
Our small group tours offer unparalleled access to your expert, English-speaking guide. In their capable company you wont just see Verona, youll walk through the heart of its history and culture to get a deep, personal understanding of what makes it such a special place.
Pick-up by bus or minivan available from a wide variety of locations. Transfer to Verona; the transfer will be about 45 minutes long (it depends on the starting point).
The tour guide will accompany you to the Arena, in the center of Verona. Tickets will be given to customers at gate n16 (open in Arena from 5:30 to 8pm). Your ticket is in category: UNRESERVED STONE STEPS and is included in the price. The Opera is about 3 hours long.
After the show, the tour guide will wait all the guest and together they will reach the bus parking. Return at the pick-up point by bus.
2018 Opera in Arena Schedule (Lyric Festival) during which we organize the transfer service:
June start at 9:00 PM
Friday 21st - La traviata (new production)
Thursday 27th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Friday 28th - La traviata (new production)
July start at 9:00 PM
Thursday 4th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Friday 5th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Saturday 6th - Carmen
Wednesday 10th - Carmen
Thursday 11th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 12th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 18th - Aarmen
Saturday 20th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Sunday 21st - Aida (zeffirelli)
Tuesday 23rd - Carmen
Thursday 25th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 26th - Il trovatore (zeffirelli)
Sunday 28th - Aida (zeffirelli)
August start at 8:45 PM
Thursday 1st - La traviata (new production)
Friday 2nd - Carmen
Saturday 3rd - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 8th - La traviata (new production)
Friday 9th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Sunday 11th - Carmina burana
Friday 16th - Tosca
Sunday 18th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 22nd - La traviata (new production)
Friday 23rd - Tosca
Saturday 24th - Carmen
Tuesday 27th - Carmen
Wednesday 28th - Aida (zeffirelli)
Thursday 29th - Tosca
September start at 8.45 PM
Tuesday 03 - AIDA (Zeffirelli)
Wednesday 04 - CARMEN
Friday 06 - TOSCA
An evocative tour with tour guide to discover the Valpolicella and its territory. Visit this beautiful land, the village of San Floriano, the local winery and tasting of its world known wine. A perfect experience in the nature.
The experience starts directly from your pick-up point between 8:00 and 10:00 (depend from the choosed pick-up point).
With the bus and tour guide you will reach the Valpolicella at about 11am. Let's enjoy the red wine taste in a local wine cellar and visit where the barrel full of wine are resting.
The tour continue with a lunch in a local farmhouse ("trattoria"), only with Valpolicella typical products.
After lunch with tour guide and bus we will reach the old hamlet of San Floriano with its Romanesque church!!
After some free time for explore the old Pieve*, return at the pick-up point with bus and tour guide.
*dating back to the 8th century (according to some historians also to VII), the present religious church represents one of the most interesting and ancient examples of Romanesque architecture present in the province of Verona. Inside this old Pieve there are many frescoes of Christian origin still perfectly preserved.
This experience will allow you to discover the Valpolicella area and to fully understand the history and the past of this typical land.
Visit Verona, the romantic town of Romeo and Juliet, jewel of the European Renaissance in this comprehensive walking tour. You will be picked up, usually after breakfast, by a comfortable bus with an English speaking guide on board. Once in Verona, you will meet a city guide who will lead you on a walking tour of the city.
Few cities could be more romantic or beautiful than Verona, the city dates back to Roman times and there is much to see such as the house of Juliet with the famous balcony, ancient ruins, medieval palaces and impressive piazzas. The walking tour in the center of Verona will usually start in Piazza Bra where the Roman Arena is situated then continue along the most elegant street of the city, Via Mazzini, to Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori and Juliet's House.
In the afternoon, at the end of the walking tour, there will be time to explore or do some shopping on your own before joining the bus and guide for the return journey to your resort in time for dinner.
An intense day trip by bus to one of the most beautiful region in Northern Italy. On the footsteps of Shakespeare, we will visit the historical and romantic city of Verona: the house of Romeo and the house of Juliet with the famous Balcony, the imposing Arena amphitheater, the lively Piazza delle Erbe and the River Adige which slowly cross the city. Then, we will spend the afternoon on Lake Garda, enjoyng an amazing boat cruise from the charming village of Sirmione to Desenzano where we will stop a while for a walk and e refreshing drink or icecream.
Morning pickup at Duomo Square or at Central Station.
Board a luxury motor coach and head to the Verona, known in the past as the little Rome because its monuments, theaters and amphitheaters.
Once in Verona, you will enjoy a panoramic drive around the shore of river Adige and then, after crossed Ponte Pietra, built by the Romans during the 1st century B.C., a guided walk along the narrows streets of the medieval center, will bring you to the house of Juliet, to Piazza delle Erbe (the ancient spices market), to the famous Amphitheatre The Arena.
Free time for lunch.
In this town, probably, the problem will be which specialty to try, among the countless offers of local food and wine production.
In the afternoon, a short drive by coach, to Sirmione, across the relaxing countryside dotted with vineyards, castles and pretty villages.
Arrive in Sirmione and cross the castle's lift bridge to have a stroll within the alleys of the medieval village.
From Sirmione fortress, then, take a boat to cross the lake, to reach the Lombard shore of it. Desenzano will offer you an elegant historical center, plenty of interesting buildings and shops.
After a promenade around the Venetian harbor, board on your coach for a comfortable drive back to Milan to be dropped off at your departure point in town at the end of the day.
Fast and safe Verona Catullo Airport transfers to and from any central Verona address, it's the best way to avoid overcrowded buses and trains, especially when you travel with luggage. Verona airport is not too far from city center but there aren't any solution different from private transfer or shared bus. This door-to-door service is provided with superior vehicle, like Mercedes E-class, and provided with highly professional english speaking drivers to ensure a more personalized service. This private Verona airport transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price is per vehicle, based on max two passengers.
Fast and safe Verona Catullo Airport transfers to and from any central Verona address, it's the best way to avoid overcrowded buses and trains, especially when you travel with luggage. Verona airport is not too far from city center but there aren't any solution different from private transfer or shared bus. This door-to-door service is provided with superior vehicle, like Mercedes Viano or Ford Tourneo, depending on the availability and passengers' number, up to eight, with highly professional english speaking drivers to ensure a more personalized service. This private Verona airport transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price is per vehicle, based on max eight passengers.
Fast and safe Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport transfers to any central Verona address, it's the best way to avoid overcrowded buses and trains, especially when you travel with luggage. Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is not so far from Verona, but there aren't services which connect them.
This door-to-door service is provided with superior vehicle, like Mercedes E, Mercedes Viano or Ford Tourneo, depending on the availability and passengers' number, up to eight. The service is provided with highly professional English speaking drivers. This private Verona airport transfer service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The price is per vehicle, based on max eight passengers.
With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this the hop-on hop-off city tour truly is the best way to see the sights of Verona.
You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. The eight stops on Line A and eight stops on Line B give you the chance to see all of Verona's top attractions. You can stop at Stazione FS Prota Nuova, Basilica San Zeno Castelvecchio, Teatro Romano and more. Both routes are connected by Stop 1, Piazza Bra, and take approximately 60 minutes to complete a full circuit.
Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour stops: Line A
• Piazza Bra
• Corso Porta Nuova
• Stazione FS Prota Nuova
• Basilica San Zeno
• Via Diaz Prota Borsari
• Teatro Romano
• Porta LeoniVerona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour stops: Line B
• Piazza Bra
• Via Pallone Tomba Giulietta
• Via G. Giusti
• S. Stefano Teatro Romano
• Castel S. Pietro Panorama
• Piazza Erbe Casa Giulietta
Enjoy a cruise with a public boat. Admire how the landscape changes as you move from the south to the north tip
Visit the most beautiful resort areas and towns, such as Limone sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Malcesine and Lazise.
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Stop At: Lago di Garda, Garda, Province of Verona, Veneto
Duration: 8 hours
Learn how world-famous Valpolicella and Amarone wines are made.
Stop for a typical lunch at a farmhouse, with a glass of local wine.
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Stop At: Pieve di San Giorgio di Valpolicella, Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Province of Verona, Veneto
Experience the beauty of the Valpolicella Valley on a full-day tour. An A/C bus with a multilingual guide will drive you to one of the most well known wine discricts of northern Italy; this hilly region is located in the province of Verona, along the shores of the Adige River.
Starting out from a number of Lake Garda resorts, the first stop is at a local cantina. Taste some of the regions well-known red wines, including Valpolicella and Amarone, and see the winemaking process.
The next stop will be for lunch at a farmhouse, where youll enjoy a meal featuring local products, accompanied by a glass of wine.
In the afternoon, at a short distance,admire the views from the panoramic terrace in front of the church of San Giorgio. Visit the ancient Roman church of San Giorgio and its cloister.
Return at your resort for dinner time.
Duration: 1 hour
The tour starts with a panoramic drive around of the most beautiful monuments of Verona, the 16th century monumental Gates of Porta Palio and Porta Nuova, the Castle and the Ponte Scaligero, Gavi Arch, the Roman Bridge and the Roman Theater. The coach stops on St Leonard's hill where a breathtaking view over Verona can be admired.
After leaving the bus the sightseeing itinerary of Verona is followed by a relaxing walk through Verona squares and monuments: Piazza delle Erbe (the old Roman center and now Market Square),Piazza dei Signori (the political center in middle age Verona), Scaliger Tombs, Juliet's House and finally Piazza Bra with the Arena, the Roman amphitheatre.
3-day tour discovering the beauty around the Garda Lake and Verona. Starting from Milan or Venice, reach by train Verona and explore its surroundings, Sirmione and Garda Lake.
Transfers from one city to another are provided by trains. This solution grants you a more flexibility in the timetable. Moreover this tour is private so you'll not join big group: a tour customized just for you at your own pace, without the hurry of a big bus tour!
Please note: this tour provides accommodations in 3* hotels in the city center of Verona, with breakfast service only. Lunch and dinner are not included. Tourism tax to be paid at the hotel not included.
Day 1: Train transfer from Milan/Venice to Verona.
Check in at 3* hotel in the city center of Verona. Private transfer from Verona to Sirmione. 1.5 hours private excursion to Sirmione from Verona.
Located in a peninsula that lays in the Garda Lakes waters, Sirmione is a small town of ancient origin, famous since the Roman times. About this period, interesting is the archeological site known as Grotte di Sirmione. On the top of this peninsula, it is what remains of a Roman domus.
Private transfer from Sirmione to Verona. Overnight in Verona.
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. Half day walking tour of Verona with tasting.
Visit the city center of one of the most famous Venetian city after Venice. Your private guide leads you to discover the top attractions of Verona, like the Shakespearian balcony of Juliet and Piazza delle Erbe
Dated back to the Roman Age is also the massive Arena, also now used for concerts or theatrical shows. During the day are provided some stops to taste Italian and local products. This Italian region is very famous in the world for its winery production and Valpolicella, Lugana, and Prosecco are its typical, quality wines. Combine them with a variety of Italian food like prosciutto di Parma, salame, speck, Parmigiano cheese, olives and pasta dishes.
Overnight in Verona.
Day 3: breakfast at the hotel. Train from Verona to Milan/Venice.