Situated in Northeastern Italy, Verona is affectionately known as "the city of love", in large part due to one of the most famous love stories in history: Romeo and Juliet. Needless to say, Verona is an intimate and picturesque city and lies on the Adige River. An ideal destination for visitors who are interested in getting away from the crowds in Venice and Milan, Verona boasts stunning architecture and world-class events throughout the year including the Royal Shakespeare Company. The city was named a World Heritage Site in 2000 by UNESCO: "Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period."
"Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life." Excerpt from Prologue of Romeo and Juliet (set in Verona) by William Shakespeare (circa 1591)
Our Presto Tour Guide will share with you the history and sites of this wondrous city. We will begin at Piaza Bra, where you will have the opportunity to visit 'the Arena', the third largest Roman amphitheatre in all of Italy. We will take you to Verona's Cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta to view and learn more about the legendary works of Liberale da Verona, Titian, Falconnetto and more. We will walk through Piazza dei Signori, the old government square of Verona of great historical and architectural importance with sites like the Palazzo del Comune, Loggia del Consiglio, and Palazzo del Governo. Learn what you never knew, and discover why Verona is unforgettable.