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Verona Architecture Guide

By Viator, May 2018

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Cities such as Shanghai and Dubai may be known for their ultra-modern skyscrapers, Verona, in Northern Italy, boasts much older architectural attractions. The 2,000-year-old city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has well-preserved structures dating back as far as ancient Rome. Here are Verona’s must-see architectural highlights. 

Verona Arena
Situated in Piazza Bra, this first-century amphitheater is Italy’s third largest, second only to the Colosseum in Rome and the Amphitheater of Capua. The 30,000-capacity open-air venue is not only the city’s most notable Roman remains, but it’s also still a functioning venue that hosts a well-attended summer opera festival. 

Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore
Built between the ninth and 12th centuries, the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore is celebrated for its Romanesque architecture. The magnificent facade features a 12th-century rose window known as the Ruota della Fortuna (Wheel of Fortune), bas-reliefs depicting biblical scenes, and doors decorated with intricate bronze panels. 

Museo di Castelvecchio
Built for the 14th-century Lord of Verona, this crenellated red-brick castle features thick defensive walls, towers, and turrets. The fortress, which suffered damage during the 19th-century Battle of Verona and World War II, was masterfully restored and redesigned by leading Italian architect Carlo Scarpa between 1958 and 1975. Today it houses a museum with artworks and historical artifacts. 

Ponte Pietra
Spanning the River Adige, this magnificent stone arch bridge has a history that dates back more than 2,000 years. The current iteration—a post–World War II reconstruction using materials from the river—is a hodgepodge, with two original Roman arches, one medieval arch, and two brick arches from the 16th century.

Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta)
This 14th-century Gothic-style house bears the coat of arms of the dal Cappelllo family. Literary pilgrims come to see where Juliet—the main female protagonist from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet—supposedly stood on the balcony and called out for her lover.  

Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti)
Measuring 275 feet (84 meters), this medieval watchtower is one of the few remaining tower residences built by noble families in the Middle Ages to showcase their power and wealth. Constructed between the 12th and 15th centuries, the tower still contains two historic bells, one of which was used to summon the city council, and another used to signal the end of the working day and to warn of fires. Visitors can climb to the top for views over the city.

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Verona Walking Tour: Verona Arena and Historical Centre, Verona, null
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Verona Walking Tour: Verona Arena and Historical Centre

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2.5-hour walking tour of Verona’s city center Main monuments visited: Arena, Juliet'House, Castelvecchio, Ponte Pietra, Piazza erbe and the squares Explore the ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Verona, Walking Tours
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Experience the perfect introduction to Verona aboard this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of the city in a comfortable and ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Verona and Lake Garda in 1-Day, Verona, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Verona and Lake Garda in 1-Day

Guided tour of Verona + Visit the amazing Sirmione Discover in two and half hours the spectacular city of Verona, a UNESCO heritage site and the City of ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Passionate Verona: Living Romeo and Juliet's Story, Verona, Cultural Tours
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Passionate Verona: Living Romeo and Juliet's Story

In this breath-taking 1-hour tour you'll first see some of the locations of the movie “Letters to Juliet”, then the famous Juliet’s Club, where volunteers ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Bike Tour: 3-Hour Browsing around Verona, Verona, Cultural Tours
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Bike Tour: 3-Hour Browsing around Verona

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Enjoy this tour full of precious monuments and ancient neighborhoods, majestic buildings and hidden alleys; and relish tasty breaks in handmade ice cream ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Best of Verona, Verona, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Best of Verona

Verona Walking tour + Skip-the-line Verona Arena guided tour Discover in two and half hours the spectacular city of Verona, a UNESCO heritage site and the ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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2-Hour Segway Historic Tour in Verona, Verona, Cultural Tours
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2-Hour Segway Historic Tour in Verona

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Segway Tour is a unique and fun way to explore the city. Drive through Verona and discover the most beautiful sights it has to offer. On this tour you will ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour, Verona, City Tours
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Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour

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Experience this walking tour and learn about the dark history of Verona. Beginning at either 9am, 5:30pm or 7pm, you will meet your guide at Bra' Square. On ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Wine Tasting Experience and Guided Tour at Villa Mosconi Bertani in Verona, Verona, Historical & ... 
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Wine Tasting Experience and Guided Tour at Villa Mosconi Bertani in Verona

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Let an expert host guide you through the unique experience offered by the Bertani family. A private tour to the majestic estate and a fun and informative ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Verona Arena Skip the Line Tour, Verona, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Verona Arena Skip the Line Tour

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Meet your guide in central Verona and start your guided tour inside the main monument and symbol of the city of Verona: the Roman Arena. Follow the expert and ...  Read more

Location: Verona, Italy
Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)

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