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  • Guided City Tour Of Verona

    2,000 Years Of History Encased In An Expanse of 77 sq mi

    PERIOD: available all year.

    DURATION: 4 hours app.

    In a stretch of land designed in accord with the bends and twists of the River Adige, we find Verona, a visually-stunning city of excellence and one of the 50 Italian sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    2,000 years of history encased in an expanse of 77 sq mi: this is Verona, site of a completely harmonious integration of the finest of artistic elements from several diverse historical epochs.

    Thanks to its geographic location, it was an important urban center founded by the Romans in the First Century B.C. Significant traces still remain today of its prodigious past, including the Arena of the Roman Theatre, the Gavi Arch at Porta Borsari, and….

    Invaded and occupied for a significant length of time by the Barbarians, the city lived its maximum splendor under the Scaliger Dynasty (13th-14th Centuries).
    It is really a city of many faces whose history can also summarise Italy’s own history – think of the works left by the Romans, the Medieval streets and the palazzi of the Renaissance.

    We start our city walk at Piazza Brà, one of the largest and most beautiful squares in Verona. The first destination is the magnificent Roman Arena just on the Piazza Brà. In summer the Verona opera festival takes place here, so alterations are made to the stage very often during the day.

    From the Arena di Verona walk down the famous shopping street Via Mazzini down to Via Cappello.
    At Via Cappello turn right, and after 50 metres enter the House of Juliet on the left-hand side through an archway. Here you can find the famous balcony and a bronze statue of Juliet.

    Back on Via Cappello go back the 50 meters you just walked and arrive at the Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient centre of Verona. At Piazza delle Erbe you will find the Torre dei Lamberti from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the city.

    Then we will visit Piazza dei Signori and to the Tombs of the Scala family which are right behind the Piazza.
    Back on the Piazza delle Erbe, leave the square and walk down the Corso Porta Borsari to the Ancient City Gate of Porta Borsari.

    Further down the Corso Cavour you will finally reach the Castle of the Scala family, the Castelvecchio and the connected famous Ponte Scaligero. The Via Roma leads back to the Piazza Brà.

    Roman Arena

    It is the most important open-air opera theatre in the world and the symbol of the city. The arena is famous for its large-scale opera performances, mounted each year between June and August. In its stage have performed many internationally acclaimed artists, including Maria Callas, Tito Gobbi and Renata Tebaldi. Arena di Verona (Verona Arena) has a capacity of 20,000 people, however, for safety reasons it only seats 15,000 for opera and concerts.

    Casa di Giulietta

    This is not the original Capulete’s House, but it is a favorite attraction in Verona. The building dates from the XII century, but it has become famous 70 years ago. Here you will find Juliet’s purported balcony, and a number of love letters on the wall beneath it. The legend says that writing love letters under Juliet’s balcony makes love everlasting. There is also a small statue of Juliet in the courtyard – by the sculptor Nereo Costantini – believed to bring good fortune to those who strike its right breast.

    Castelvecchio

    Bristling with battlements along the River Adige, Castelvecchio was built in the 1350s by Cangrande II. Severely damaged by Napoleon and WWII bombings, the fortress was reinvented by architect Carlo Scarpa, who constructed bridges over exposed foundations, filled gaping holes with glass panels, and balanced a statue of Cangrande I above the courtyard on a concrete gangplank. The complex is now home to a diverse collection of statuary, frescoes, jewellery, medieval artefacts and paintings by Pisanello, Giovanni Bellini, Tiepolo and Veronese.

    Piazza delle Erbe

    Originally a Roman forum, Piazza delle Erbe is ringed with buzzing cafes and some of Verona’s most sumptuous buildings, including the elegantly baroque Palazzo Maffei , which now houses several shops at its northern end. Just off the piazza, the monumental arch known as the Arco della Costa is hung with a whale’s rib. Legend holds that the rib will fall on the first just person to walk beneath it. So far, it remains intact, despite visits by popes and kings.

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FAQ’s
Which are the closest airports in the area?

The closest airport are Innsbruck (125Km) and Verona (143km).

Do i need travel insurance?

We recommended getting a travel insure policy which cover you for all medical expenses(including repatriention) and any expensive items you bring away with you such as laptops, smartphone, photo cameras, tablets, etc. Travel insurance should be taken out at the time of booking in case you have to cancel out travel because of unforeseen events.

What's the opening period of mountain huts?

During summer season, they open approximately their doors on the 10th of June and close them on the 25th of September. These dates depend on weather conditions.

Is it necessary to bring your own sleeping bag in mountain huts?

No. Usually the beds in the mountain huts have got a blanket and a quilt. Anyways it is better to ask for more information to the mountain hut.

Are there showers in mountain huts?


Usually the room has a shared shower, just a few rooms have a private shower. Using the shower has normally a cost because the water in the mountain huts is precious and it runs frequently out.

Do I need to book in forehand a room in a mountain hut?

No, but is highly recommended. Otherwise it is better to arrive early in the afternoon in order to have a better chance of getting the room.