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Enchanting Verona

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.Verona, Italy

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Experience hosted by Maria Pia

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

We'll start with the incredible Arena, a Roman amphitheater older than the Colosseum and still used today! Then, we'll continue along Via Mazzini, where most tourists notice the beautiful shops, but where we'll notice details and unique stories. We will then enjoy the lively Piazza Erbe, with its market and its picturesque buildings, and Piazza dei Signori, considered "the living room of Verona" for its elegance. In its buildings you can read all the history of Verona: the remains of the Roman city, the first 12th century Romanesque town hall, the first residence of the Scala family (XIV century), the 15th century Loggia di Frà Giocondo, the lions of San Marco placed by the Venetians when the city was annexed to the Serenissima and then chiseled away by Napoleon's troops, the Statue of Dante erected to reaffirm our Italian culture and language in the Austrian era, and finally the entry into the kingdom of Italy: all the history of Verona enclosed in this single Piazza! After having also seen the Scala family Tombs (the monumental tombs of the Lords of Verona), we'll pass to the neighboring medieval inner courtyards, as suggestive as only the ancient corners can be, and we'll finally end with the famous Casa di Giulietta, with its balcony and the statue of Juliet, among the most visited single monuments in the whole world.
We'll start with the incredible Arena, a Roman amphitheater older than the Colosseum and still used today! Then, we'll continue along Via Mazzini, where most tourists notice the beautiful shops, but where we'll notice details and unique stories. We will then enjoy the lively Piazza Erbe, with its market and its picturesque buildings, and Piazza dei Signori, considered "the living room of Verona" for its elegance. In its buildings you can read all…

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Wed, 15 Jul
13:30 - 15:00
£33 per person
£33 per person
Thu, 16 Jul
13:30 - 15:00
£33 per person
£33 per person
Fri, 17 Jul
13:30 - 15:00
£33 per person
£33 per person

Meet your host, Maria Pia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 42 Reviews
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I've been a registered tourist guide in Verona for more than 30 years, but still very much in love with my city and my job. I would love to make you see the city from the point of view of a local, make you discover corners and alleys that you wouldn't discover by yourselves, tell you the fascinating and involving stories that are behind the buildings, share with you some moments of the typical Italian life and grant you memories which will last forever. Verona is a fascinating city, discover it with a proper guide and with a local at the same time, come and get in love with the place I'm so lucky to call home ... and let's become friends!
I've been a registered tourist guide in Verona for more than 30 years, but still very much in love with my city and my job. I would love to make you see the city from the point of view of a local, make you discover corners and alleys that you wouldn't discover by yourselves, tell you the fascinating and involving stories that are behind the buildings, share with you some moments of the typical Italian life and grant you memories which will last forever. Verona is a fascinating city, discover it…
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Where you'll be

We'll discover some of the stories that the 2,000-year-old Arena can tell us. Walking along Via Mazzini we'll see things that nobody notices and discover hidden corners. In Piazza Erbe we'll relive the life of past centuries and in Piazza Signori we'll read in the buildings the whole history of Verona. We'll then see the first residence of the Scala family and their tombs, and through suggestive inner courtyards we'll finally reach Juliet's House

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 42 reviews.

Bryn
March 2020
Maria is a very sweet and passionate guide. You could tell she loves giving her tour and was very animated throughout the tour. She had a lot of knowledge and really keeps your attention. There were a lot of fun little things she showed us along the way that we would not have found on our own!
Maria is a very sweet and passionate guide. You could tell she loves giving her tour and was very animated throughout the tour. She had a lot of knowledge and really keeps your att…
Dawina
March 2020
Auch wenn es in Strömen geregnet hat, hat Maria sich viel Zeit genommen und alle Fragen beantwortet. Es war eine gute Stadtführung, die ihren Preis wert war.
Gloria
February 2020
It’s the details that set this tour apart from others. From looking for fossils in the marble street to learning where to find Roman ruins in the basement of a department store, this was a unique adventure.
Andrea
February 2020
In realtà la nostra guida (mia e della mia ragazza) non è stata Maria Pia ma Francesco Castioni. Ci siamo trovati benissimo, è stato approfondito nelle spiegazioni senza mai risultare pesante e ci ha fatto scoprire curiosità e scorci della bellissima Verona. Inoltre alla fine ci ha regalato più di un'ora del suo tempo prolungando la visita molto più del previsto ed ci ha addirittura inviato via whatsapp una serie di fotografie dei monumenti più interessanti della città. Super consigliato!!!!
In realtà la nostra guida (mia e della mia ragazza) non è stata Maria Pia ma Francesco Castioni. Ci siamo trovati benissimo, è stato approfondito nelle spiegazioni senza mai risult…
Patrina
January 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic walk with Maria exploring captivating Verona. Maria is lovely; lively, personable, informative, full of enthusiasm and so generous in answering all of our many questions. Never any feeling of being rushed. Great to walk around after the tour with better knowledge.
Thoroughly enjoyed a fantastic walk with Maria exploring captivating Verona. Maria is lovely; lively, personable, informative, full of enthusiasm and so generous in answering all…
Deborah
January 2020
Touring Verona with Maria Pia was brought the city alive with living history. Through her stories, she expertly conveyed the layers of architecture, politics, culture, and family drama that make the city so compelling. In a short 1.5 hours we went from knowing very little about the city to feeling connected and inspired to learn more. She tailored the tour to our interests and had such a depth of knowledge that it seemed she could speak for 15 minutes answering each one of our follow-up questions. In addition, Maria Pia is an enthusiastic and animated story teller, personable and funny. Recommended most highly! We don't usually love tours but absolutely loved this one.
Touring Verona with Maria Pia was brought the city alive with living history. Through her stories, she expertly conveyed the layers of architecture, politics, culture, and family d…

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  • Thu, 16 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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  • Fri, 17 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
    £33 per person
  • Sat, 18 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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  • Sun, 19 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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  • Mon, 20 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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  • Tue, 21 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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  • Wed, 22 Jul
    13:30 - 15:00
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Please notice the tour starts at 13.45 (1.45pm), but try and be there on time.
Any problem, don't hesitate to contact me at +39 335 367063.

What to bring

curiosity and comfortable shoes