Evidence of a bustling Roman metropolis – as Verona was in
the first century BC – are all over in this city’s streets, amphitheaters,
doorways, bridges and ancient city walls. Its most famous monument, the Arena – so well preserved and used today for unforgettable opera and theatre
performances – is the third largest amphitheater in the world. In the 13th
century, when medieval Verona was dominated by
the powerful and liberal Scaligeri family, it became an even richer hub of
trade and commerce as well as a center of culture and art modeled after Venice. During your
independent stay, you might visit the purported houses of Juliet and her famed,
fictional suitor, Romeo. Their sad story made famous by William Shakespeare was
set here. Explore the Palace
of Reason, the lively
medieval squares of Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe, or the fine art gallery
housed in the Castelvecchio fortress. Verona is
a ‘man-sized’ city, easy to stroll and enjoy for its large quiet pedestrian
areas and streets, the quiet flow of the river Adige,
and its attractive and fashionable population. You’re sure to rub elbows with
these friendly Veronese as they linger in a lively café sipping a ‘Spritz’!
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Spend another day discovering the city. You may also take a
40-minute train to Padua
to explore this beautiful art city. The centerpiece here is undoubtedly the
“Scrovegni Chapel” a 14th-century masterpiece reminiscent of a small Sistine
Chapel. Its walls are covered with frescoes by Giotto.
NOTE: Italian museums are closed on Mondays.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Verona
Continue your exploration of Verona. If you enjoy natural springs, you
might plan a day in the nearby villages of Montegrotto or Abano. Or journey to Lake Garda, only 30 minutes
away from Verona.
Day 3 - Depart for the U.S.
Early this morning*, transfer to the Verona airport for your flight home. VBT
recommends that you check your transfer time in your “Transfer Reminder.” The
transfer is prearranged and prepaid by VBT**.
*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures,
breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the front desk
to verify the times that breakfast is served.
**Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are
finalized in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you
extend your stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to
the airport will be at your own expense.