This tour is your chance to see the ancient and the largest opera stage in the world at Verona and also enjoy the picturesque setting of Lake Garda. Stroll down Piazza Bra, a stylish area in Verona lined with cafes, government buildings and fashionable shops. You could also walk up to Juliet’s balcony, where Juliet is believed to have waited for her lover Romeo!
At the touristy town of Sirmione, you will see narrow medieval streets bustling with life and colour, the famous summer residence of Roman poet Catullus and an ancient castle. Take home some great pictures of the serene blue waters of Lake Garda surrounded by mountains and lots of greenery.
The tour accompanied by an English speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour to Verona. Verona is the provincial capital of Veneto in Northern Italy and is one of the country’s loveliest towns. It is rich in archaeological sites and has a beautiful medieval centre. Here you will get free time for lunch.
You will visit the following sites during your tour:
The Roman Arena in Piazza Bra: Built in 1st century AD, the arena is still used for theatrical performances. Its opera stage is the largest in the world. The amphitheatre had the capacity to accommodate 20,000 spectators.
Juliet’s Balcony in Via Cappello: House No.23 on Via Cappello street is believed to be the house where Juliet lived. See the famous Juliet’s Balcony and a statue of Juliet on the courtyard. However, the question whether the lovers, Romeo and Juliet really existed is still debated. You can wait for your turn to stand next to the Juliet statue for a photo opportunity.
You can spend some time exploring the narrow streets lined with ‘palazzi’ that make up the historical centre of Verona. Or take a mini-train tour, if you are feeling lazy.
In the afternoon, proceed to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. Located in Northern Italy, the lake is about half way between Venice and Milan. The beautiful lake side towns around Garda have charmed foreign visitors for centuries. Spend some time exploring the scenic beauty of Lake Garda surrounded by mountains in its narrower northern part.
Visit the ancient town of Sirmione, on the southern shores of Lake Garda. The town is home to Virgilio & Catullo Spa complexes, numerous restaurants, bars, hotels and fashion stores. Sites to be seen in Sirmione include: The 13th century Scaliger Castle, Roman Villa (Grotto of Catullus) – summer residence of Roman poet Catullus and the sulphur springs on the tip of the peninsula, believed to have an amazing healing power.
After the excursion, you will be transferred back to the starting point of the tour.
Very well organised tour. Verona is a very nice place to visit and tour leader gives plenty of time to go around at own pleasure after a short tour guide. Lake Garda is a very...ROBERT ZAMMIT
we had fun going up the balcony but the line to touch Juliet statue did not happen due to long line and did not have enough time according to the tour guide. Driver was good and...Ethel T Peralta
The tour was well organized. The tour guides were were informative. The only suggestion I would give is to have a little more time to explore the city....Pina Bartolotta
November to March:Friday
April to October:Tuesday & Friday
Duration: 12 hours
The tour departs from Milan Visitor Center: Largo Cairoli / via Cusani, Milan, MM1 Cairoli.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour returns to the starting point
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm all details.
Please reach the start point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
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If there are children in your group, please add their dates of birth in the special requests field when making your booking.
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