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Following in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet – Veneto

Spend your holiday discovering Verona, the wonderful city that gave Shakespeare the inspiration for one of his most famous works and in which the myth of the most tragic love story of all time hovers: Romeo and Juliet. Verona is the city of love, but also of art, culture, food and wine.
You will walk through the alleys and ancient squares, looking up to discover and admire the wonderful terraces of the ancient Veronese palaces.
Enjoy a taste of the city surroundings too, with a visit to the wonderful Borghetto di Valeggio sul Mincio, included among the most beautiful villages in Italy, located on wonderful morainic hills near an ancient ford.
There will also be a visit to one of the jewels of the nearby Lake Garda, the town of Garda with its marina and its fortress.

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8 days

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Best season : All year round

Included / Not Included

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Arrival and Departure from Verona Airport (Venice)

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Assistance upon arrival at the airport

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Car rental with insurance

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7 nights in hotel with a 3 star minimum / Agriturismo with accommodation in a double room

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Visit to archaeological sites and monuments

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Visit to the archaeological sites and nuragic villages

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Travel accessories and telephone with Italian SIM

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Indication of the best restaurants and agritourisms

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Telephone assistance in Italian, English, Spanish and French

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Flights to/from your home city

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Meals where not mentioned

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Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

Itinerary

Arrival at the Verona airport where you will be greeted by an Italy Trails Representative who will welcome you and deliver the travel materials.
After going to your hotel to leave your luggage and according to your arrival time, you will have the opportunity to immediately get out to walk and discover the city center, breathe the Veronese air and fill your eyes with the historical and artistic wonders that surround you. Around 18:30, you can enjoy a drink in Piazza Erbe, one of the most beautiful squares in the city, crowded with young people who gather in the evening. For dinner, you will easily reach one of the restaurants that we have suggested in your travel material. We recommend that you savor typical dishes such as pasta and beans, risotto with Amarone (a very precious red wine, famous all over the world) or risotto with tastasal.
Night in the hotel.

After a hearty breakfast, you can venture out on the ancient streets of the city, where each cobblestone brings with it an ancient memory of Roman history.
You will begin your journey from Piazza Brà where the Arena is located, an ancient Roman amphitheater of the 1st century AD, which thanks to its constant and systematic restorations, has continued to exist in excellent condition.
Piazza Brà is very large and is surrounded by a long marble-paved corridor, Il Liston, where restaurants and bars follow one after the other. It is very pleasant to sit at an outdoor table, admiring the square and its historic buildings to which you can dedicate a visit. In the afternoon you will proceed along Via Mazzini, the street of the fabulous boutiques of the most famous Italian designers. At the end, turning to the right, you will find Juliet’s House, a fourteenth century building with a splendid balcony and an access vault where lovers attach love notes. From Juliet’s house, you can stop in Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient fruit and vegetable market square, where the 82 meter high Torre dei Lamberti is located, from which you can admire a spectacular view of the city including the seventeenth-century Palazzo Maffei, now home to a museum of contemporary art, the Palazzo dei Mercanti and other historic buildings in the area.
Next to it are the Scaliger Tombs, a monumental Gothic-style funeral complex which houses the tombs of the most illustrious representatives of the historic Scaliger family. Now, you can get lost in the surrounding streets and alleys that hide historic buildings and ancient shops. You can certainly find some nice little places where you can enjoy an aperitif or a characteristic restaurant where you can dine.
Night in the hotel.

Today will be dedicated to the discovery of other areas of Roman Verona. You will begin your journey from Via Sottoriva, the city’s ancient river port consisting of characteristic houses overlooking the Adige River. Along the river, you can admire ancient towers and beautifully preserved churches. Across the river, you will see a hill on which an ancient Austro-Hungarian fortress stands, Castel San Pietro.
Along Via Sottoriva, there are several craft and local shops where you can enjoy an appetizing lunch accompanied by a good glass of wine. Continuing along this road, you will arrive at a wonderful Roman bridge, Ponte Pietra. Take a nice walk along the river with its painted houses, terraces full of flowers and picturesque balconies.
Night in the hotel.

 

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