Verona, 22nd April 2020 Due to the Coronavirus emergency, Italy and most of the World is still lockdown. It’a crazy time for everyone and all our lives seem locked. We are here in our tiny cozy houses, waiting for a kind of miracle! Better days will soon come again, but right now we need to…
Verona: The city of romance.
Here, Shakespeare’s Romeo declared his undying love for Juliet. Take a journey with us that captures the history of the world’s most adored star-crossed lovers – from the popular Balcony of Juliet to buildings owned by the real-life Capulet and Montague families.
There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence banished is banish’d from the world,
And world’s exile is death.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, act 3, scene 3.
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, Milan, Bologna, Lake Garda, and many more.
- 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
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!
Your local travel guide in Verona
“Take time to smell the roses, and experience Italy with us”
Verona and its surroundings have something that you can’t describe in word, you simply have to experience them!
We are not a traditional travel agency, but two local Veronese with the experience and passion to show you our city and its surroundings. With us, you experience Italy like a local.
We are committed to making your needs and interests our main focus. Let us share our ‘fair Verona’ with you. We take away everyday stress so you enjoy every aspect of your experience in Italy.
Among the services offered by our company, a special mention goes to the coordination of planned itineraries for individuals or groups, including hotels and restaurants’ reservation and transport arrangements.
We are honored to be your Verona Tour Designer!
I was born in the cosy city of Verona and I graduated in Languages and Communications. Thanks to a wonderful experience in London, I gained great knowledge in the hospitality field. To be a tour leader allows me to combine two of the things I love most: the food and wine culture of the city where I live, ant the opportunity to know new people. I will lead you through the lanes of the city to discover places hanging out by the Veronese. What is important to me is to let my guests understanding the real essence of a place: its’ rites and traditions…and for at least one day you will feel Italian!
My name is Sara Valitutto, I’m a sommelier and a wine expert from Verona with a 7-year experience in the hospitality and wine business. I will be your personal guide. I will take you through Verona’s historical centre and help you discover its stunning views and tiny shops. 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 take you to all my favourite places in town.
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.
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