Things to do in Verona

Fall in love with this ancient city’s picturesque plazas, Roman amphitheater, and countless churches.

Our most recommended things to do in Verona

Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

1. Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

Follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and great Roman emperors and explore the city of Verona at your own pace with a Verona Card. Valid for 24  or 48 hours (depending on the option booked), the Verona Card gives you free or reduced entrance to dozens of city museums and monuments, as well as unlimited travel on the ATV transport system. Save time and money as you go everywhere, see everything, and skip the long lines along the way. The Verona Card is an all-inclusive ticket that acts as your personal passport to the historic city. Look inside the Verona Arena, where opera is still staged on special nights. Marvel at Juliet's Balcony and read the love letters pinned to the wall of the Casa di Guilietta. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower). These are just a few of the attractions on offer. See them according to your interests, and travel from one to the next on the ATV bus system. Free Entrance to Museums and Monuments: • Verona Arena (skip the line pass) • Museo Lapidario Maffeiano • Casa di Giulietta and Juliet's Balcony • Torre dei Lamberti • Museo di Castelvecchio • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore • Complesso del Duomo • Chiesa di Santa Anastasia • Arche Scaligere • Galleria d'arte moderna Achille Forti - GAM Palazzo della Ragione • Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore • Museo Civico di Storia Naturale • Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta • Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (MATR) • Museo della Radio Guglielmo Marconi Reduced Price Entrance: • Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi Erizzo • Museo Africano • Giardino Giusti • MusALab - Franca Rame Dario Fo

Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

2. Verona from Above: Lamberti Tower Entry

Look over the sights of Verona 84 meters above street level with an entry ticket to the Medieval Tower of Lamberti, still in use as a clock tower for the city. This tower is located in the heart of the city center, Piazza delle Erbe, a few minutes walk from the most important attractions of Balcone di Giulietta and Arena. If you're feeling sporty, 289 steps are waiting for you! Or, if you simply want to get to the top as fast and easy as possible, you can take the internal elevator to the terraces to admire the characteristic spires from a fresh perspective.

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

3. Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Save precious time and skip the long lines to enter the grand amphitheater of the Verona Arena, one of the most popular attractions in the city and one of the best-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire. Look beyond the iconic pink marble façade of the monument on Piazza Bra and hear stories about the gladiators of the Roman Republic. Learn about the famous operas that have been performed at the arena over many years. Built in the 1st century AD from pink-tinged marble, the great theater survived an earthquake in the 12th century and is still the city's favorite concert venue for operas. Listen to little known stories that reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

4. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterward, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

5. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and start exploring the town. The fist stop will be Castelvecchio, the magnificent medieval castle built by Scaligeri family. Then, your local guide will lead you to discover the lanes, streets, squares of the city, stopping to admire the most important monuments. Listen to legends and tales about Romeo and Juliet and see the romantic balcony. At the end of the tour, you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena. Admire the Roman amphitheater's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today the Arena is the setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. Finally, enter the Verona Arena and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues. Look beyond the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, hear stories of gladiators and famous operas in the amphitheater. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Verona: Gelato Making Class

6. Verona: Gelato Making Class

Meet the expert chef in the city center, and walk to a beautiful cooking school. Experience this fun cooking class, which is ideal for kids, and learn how to make the famous Italian gelato from scratch. Get yourself comfortable in the kitchen; wear your apron, and start cooking. The local supplier's trustworthy Italian Chef will lead you in cutting fresh fruit, while the ingredients of the gelato get mixed in the machine between the different recipes. Don’t forget to write tips on the recipe book, so you can do it at home by yourself. Finally when everything is ready, you will put the portions into glasses and enjoy these sweet desserts with the rest of the group.

Verona Food Tour with Guide

7. Verona Food Tour with Guide

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Verona on a 3-hour food tasting tour and visit traditional restaurants to eat some of the city's best dishes. Learn the history of the beautiful city along the way, hearing about the powerful Scaliger family that served as the Lords of Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries and more. Sample local specialties based on the availability of raw ingredients, the season, and chef's recommendations on the day. Sip a glass of wine at a local tavern, try some fresh handmade pasta in a modern and welcoming gastronomic setting that has become a point of reference for the Veronese. Taste Verona-style codfish using a recipe appreciated throughout the province, some delicious 'pastissada' or polenta with 'soppressa'. Finish your meal with a 'risino', a traditional Veronese dessert based on rice. Alternatively, taste ice cream made from flavors created with excellent local ingredients

Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

8. Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Stroll through Verona's city center on an informative walking experience with a local guide. Follow the different eras of the town's history as you walk through its main landmarks, including the main square, the Palazzo del Capitano, and the ancient Roman ruins. Meet your guide and enjoy a live commentary as you begin your tour. Start out back in the Roman era, with a walk through the ancient bridge, gateway, looming arch, and archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages and stroll through the Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, and Piazza delle Erbe. Stop at the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. See Verona's palaces, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere. Head over to Juliet's balcony, discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers, and hear local secrets about them. Lastly, walk through the main streets of Mazzini, Cappello, and il Corso, and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

9. Verona: 2.5-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Embark on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour through the ancient streets of Verona. Visit historical landmarks dating from Roman, medieval, and Renaissance times and learn the history behind each turn from your expert guide. Start your guided walking adventure at the Piazza Bra, surrounded by the first medieval city wall, and see the Renaissance Palazzo Della Gran Guardia and Roman amphitheater. Enjoy a short walk via Mazzini and arrive at the remains of the Roman city wall and gate, called "Porta Borsari." From the Adige river, admire the huge medieval Castelvecchio and its bridge, a reminder of this once-mighty military stronghold. Stop at the old Forum Romanum, transformed into a market square during medieval times. See the old "Corte Sgarzerie," where wool was carded, stamped, and sold. Continue to the Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by the stunning baroque Maffei Palace and the painted facades of the Mazzanti's houses. Next, pass Juliet's house and admire it from the street. Arrive at Piazza dei Signori and marvel at the statue of Dante in the center. Behind the Della Scala palaces, see the well-preserved tombstones of the old lords of Verona and continue to see Romeo's house. At via Sottoriva, pass old porticoes and bustling local restaurants and head towards Bra Molinari. Visit the only Roman bridge left and enjoy the views of Verona's countryside. From the riverbank, you can see Mount Saint Peter, an Austrian fortress, and the remains of the Roman theater on top.

Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

10. Verona Cooking Class: The Real Taste of Italy

Explore the essence of Italian cooking at a hands-on cooking class in the historic heart of Verona. Prepare and cook a traditional meal using the freshest ingredients and basic techniques to enhance the natural flavors of food. Learn how to appreciate simple Italian cooking using fresh, high quality ingredients that don’t require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor. Based on the Mediterranean diet, each class prepares a classic dish in a professional kitchen. Your chef will take you through easy-to-learn techniques to make fresh pasta, risotto (made with local rice), and tiramisu, the typical Italian dessert. By the end of your seminar you will feel confident in your Italian cooking skills to make healthy and tasty recipes that you can recreate at home.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7,358 reviews

The tour was extremly awesome. I am South Korean traveling with my parents, and this experience was one of the best we’ve done in Italy. Our guide was Leonardo. He was so kind and talented in telling stories about his hometown Valpolicella. Everything was so smooth that my parents also loved the tour so much. The wine and the foods were excellent and the scenery of winery was so beautiful. It was such a nice experience making friends with kind and smart Italians. The best guide and the driver. 부모님 모시고 한 투어였는데 너무나 친절하고 똑똑란 가이드님이 함께해주셨어요. 친절한 멋쟁이 기사님까지 정말 완벽한 투어였어요. 영어 되시는 분들은 정말 강추합니다.

Great little card to access the places we wanted to go. We only visited 3 attractions and more than got our money's worth. It could have been better if we were able to pick the tickets up at the airport, there by saving the cost of the shuttle service in to the centre. The tourist information office were brilliant too.

It’s a super fun way to explore a new city in just about 2 or so hours. The puzzles were a nice balance between fun and still challenging. If a question was really hard to figure out, you can skip it and move in to the next place.

Very informative talk by Natalie. Delicious cheese and bread to try with the balsamic vinegar. We really enjoyed it. Learned a lot!

The tour was unique, informative and our guide was amazing in showing us Verona on a different perspective.