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Northern Italy Walking Tours: City Tours

Introductory Tour of Verona


Discover Verona: A City of Eternal Romance

An Introductory Tour of Verona with Your Own Italy is an enchanting journey through a city where history, romance, and beauty intertwine. Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is famed not only for its tragic association with Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” but also for its ancient Roman architecture, medieval castles, and vibrant piazzas. This personalized tour is designed to immerse you in the rich tapestry of Verona’s past and present, exploring its most iconic landmarks and hidden gems.

Discover Verona: A City of Eternal Romance

Arena di Verona
Begin your exploration at the Arena di Verona, one of the best-preserved ancient Roman amphitheaters in the world. Built in the 1st century, the Arena is still in use today, hosting spectacular operas and concerts that draw audiences from around the globe. Step inside to marvel at the grandeur of Roman engineering and imagine the spectacles that have entertained crowds for centuries.

Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)
No visit to Verona is complete without paying homage to the legendary tale of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet’s House, with its famous balcony, draws visitors who come to ponder the star-crossed lovers’ fate. While the story is a work of fiction, the romantic allure of the courtyard and the tradition of leaving notes on the wall make it a must-visit spot.

Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori
Stroll through the heart of Verona’s historic center, where the ancient Roman forum now serves as the lively Piazza delle Erbe. Surrounded by majestic buildings and lively cafes, this square is the perfect place to soak in the atmosphere of the city. Nearby, the Piazza dei Signori is framed by elegant palaces and the statue of Dante, offering a more serene counterpart to the bustling market square.

Ponte Pietra and Teatro Romano
Cross the Adige River via the Ponte Pietra, Verona’s oldest bridge, to reach the Teatro Romano. The Roman Theatre, dating back to the 1st century BC, is an archaeological marvel set against the hillside. During the summer months, it hosts performances under the stars, continuing the ancient tradition of open-air theater.

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Conclude your tour at the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, one of Italy’s finest examples of Romanesque architecture. The basilica houses stunning artworks, including the famous altarpiece by Mantegna. The tranquil cloisters and the striking facade provide a peaceful respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.

Your Own Italy: Tailoring Your Verona Experience

With Your Own Italy, your introductory tour of Verona is tailored to your interests, ensuring a journey that captures the essence of this romantic city. Whether you’re drawn to its ancient history, literary associations, or culinary delights, we guide you through an unforgettable exploration of Verona’s treasures.

Embark on Your Veronese Adventure

Are you ready to explore the timeless beauty and romantic allure of Verona? Contact Your Own Italy to plan your personalized tour. Discover the city’s ancient arenas, medieval architecture, and legendary tales, creating memories that will enchant you long after your visit.

What's Included

  • Expert, licensed English-speaking guide
  • Private tour of Verona

Tips for Your Verona Tour

Wear Comfortable Shoes: Expect to walk through cobbled streets and explore historic sites.
Sun Protection: Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, especially during the warmer months.
Respect Sacred Sites: Dress modestly when visiting churches and religious monuments.
Local Cuisine: Don’t miss the chance to try Veronese specialties, such as risotto all’Amarone, in one of the city’s charming osterias.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.