We'll meet in the astonishing Piazza Erbe (the central Market Square), at the Fountain of Madonna Verona, and you'll be immediately fascinated by the stunning 17th century Palazzo Maffei and the breath-taking frescoes of Casa Mazzanti, together with the night life in the bars around the square and the small corners which hide stories, happy or heart-breaking, that will be revealed to you. We'll then continue through secret corners and intriguing alleys that cast their spell at night to get to the Well of Love, where the tragic story of Isabella and Corrado took place. Passing a couple of traditional and vibrant wine bars and enjoying the view of Verona night-life, we'll then walk along Corso Porta Borsari, where every single stone tells a story, to get to the Roman period Borsari Gate. Crossing Ponte Vittoria, we'll enjoy the enchanting view of the hills surrounding Verona and, walking along the gleaning Adige river, we'll reach the fabulous Castelvecchio, a 14th century castle, and we'll cross its enchanting bridge . You'll be part of the magic atmosphere and when we'll end at the spectacular Arena in its astonishing night-light, you'll be desperately lost in love with the irresistible, hypnotizing charm of this magic city.
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!
Piazza Erbe: the ancient Roman Forum, the historical centre of the city and one of the most lively squares even today. Hidden alleys and corners only a local knows, permeated with ancient stories and today's night life. The Well of Love, with its tragic story. Corso Porta Borsari, rich in history. View of the River Adige and the hills surrounding the city. The fascinating Castelvecchio and its enchanting bridge. The breath-taking Arena.