Verona, Italy is many things. For us, it is home.
A cultural crossroads.
Once a military stronghold for the Roman Empire, a visit to Verona takes you through a city rich in history with Roman monuments from antiquity as well as medieval and Renaissance periods. Verona’s rich artistic heritage includes the opera in the ancient Arena, built by the Romans.
The third largest city in northeast Italy, Verona is a primary tourist destination with a much to discover in the surrounding areas.
It’s a perfect mix of history, culinary traditions and excellent wines and thanks to its favorable weather conditions, make every season a good one to visit it!
It is also well situated geographically to make an ideal home base for travel in Verona and beyond.
A small sampling of day trips from Verona or other unforgettable experiences in Italy includes Venice, Bologna, Lake Garda, Modena, Bologna, Florence.
Why visiting Verona?
Arena Opera Festival: take part of a unique opera tradition in Italy and enjoy great performances in the oldest Roman amphitheater of the world;
The world-famous love story of Romeo & Juliet and their landmarks in Verona;
Valpolicella Region: one of the most important wine regions of Italy, well- know for the fine Amarone red wine;
Verona famous food: Verona is also known for its famous rice dishes, such as the “Amarone risotto”, Tortellini, Bigoli Pasta and many other delicatessen
Lake Garda: the biggest lake of Italy, a mix of history, old Castles and gorgeous landscapes;
Soave region: only 20 minutes away, fine still white wines area with an ancient Medieval CastleA
Prosecco Wine region: only 50 minutes away; the general public is certainly unaware that around 1750 the vine already identified with the name of Prosecco was well known in Veneto, but not in the area that is now considered the most suitable and historical, Valdobbiadene and the province of Treviso, but in Monteberico, on the Colli Berici, a few km from the city of Vicenza and less the one hour from Verona center.
Modena food valley: only 50 minutes from Verona, this is the perfect trip for anyone who wants to discover the history and millenary tradition of the famous “Black Gold” of Modena.
Verona is so well connected with fast trains: 1.10hour to Florence; 3 hours to Roma; 1 hour to Milano and Venice; 4 hours to Amalfi Coast
A focus on The Valpolicella wine Region:
Veneto Region has more then 87.000 thousand hectares of cultivated vineyards; Verona alone has 28.000 hectares (69,189.00 acres), so it can be easily considered one the biggest wine regions in Italy.
The Valpolicella wine region is a global producer of top red wines made up of four wine appellations from the lightest to the boldest: Valpolicella, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto.
Beside Valpolicella Wine region, Verona area has way more DOC wines such as: Soave, Lessini Durello and Arcole on the east side, Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana and Terre dei Forti close to Garda Lake.
The Valpolicella wines you will discover with us include all noted here and more…
We go personally to that wineries strongly linked to our heritage and our territory. Our tours offer a true education and experience on the unique winemaking method of these wines, with a deep focus on the Amarone – one of the truest expressions of our beloved Valpolicella wine region!
“Take time to smell the roses & experience Italy with us”
Hi friends, and Welcome to Verona- Italy! This is Virginia & Sara and we will be honored to be your Italian Tour Designer & local guide. We are a boutique & independent tour operator that creatively & with a woman touch realizes personalized journeys throughout Verona and Italy. By listening to our clients, we are able to provide bespoke and authentic local experiences and let you feel at home and pampered. We only connect with local guides, in order to adapt each itinerary to your needs. We are not a traditional travel agency, but two local Veronese with the experience and passion to show you our city . With us, you experience Italy like a local. With us, you sip trust!
Event planner, Certified Tour leader & Wine expert
Hi friends, I'm Virginia! I define myself as a true food and wine lover! But I'm also a very precise and reliable person, both in life and in work. I'll be your Italian friend you can count on! I'll guide you through the streets of my city to discover the places frequented by the locals. What matters to me is to help my guests understand the real essence of each place we'll visit together: its rituals and traditions. So, welcome on board! And get ready to uncover Italy with me!
Sommelier, Wine journalist & Certified tour Leader
Hi I'am Sara, I’m a sommelier and a wine expert from Verona with a 10-year experience in the hospitality and wine business. I will be your personal guide. You will actively take part in the lifestyle, food and wine culture; you will sip some delicious local wine at the best Osterias (local Wine Bars). Oops, I’m already revealing too much, as usual... I can’t wait to meet you and uncork Verona through my eyes! Welcome friends! And let's discover the best of my lands together!
Use Romeo and Juliet Guide for all your travel experiences in Italy. We are two passionate Veronese ladies who show visitors the true meaning of made in Italy. From Verona travel planning services to custom itineraries, we create unforgettable experiences in Italy that exceed your wildest dreams.
Travel Verona and its surroundings with us to gain intimate access to the local lifestyle; we adapt all our programs and activities to your needs and interests. Connect with locals. With different cultures. With the heartbeat of our city.
We are not a traditional travel agency, but a team of professional experience designers with expertise in local wines and food.
Our commitment to you: Your needs and interest are always our main focus. No mass tourism, but trips where you can truly connect.