We'll start with the incredible Arena, a Roman amphitheater older than the Colosseum and still used today! Then, we'll continue along Via Mazzini, where most tourists notice the beautiful shops, but where we'll notice details and unique stories. We will then enjoy the lively Piazza Erbe, with its market and its picturesque buildings, and Piazza dei Signori, considered "the living room of Verona" for its elegance. In its buildings you can read all the history of Verona: the remains of the Roman city, the first 12th century Romanesque town hall, the first residence of the Scala family (XIV century), the 15th century Loggia di Frà Giocondo, the lions of San Marco placed by the Venetians when the city was annexed to the Serenissima and then chiseled away by Napoleon's troops, the Statue of Dante erected to reaffirm our Italian culture and language in the Austrian era, and finally the entry into the kingdom of Italy: all the history of Verona enclosed in this single Piazza! After having also seen the Scala family Tombs (the monumental tombs of the Lords of Verona), we'll pass to the neighboring medieval inner courtyards, as suggestive as only the ancient corners can be, and we'll finally end with the famous Casa di Giulietta, with its balcony and the statue of Juliet, among the most visited single monuments in the whole world.
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!
We'll discover some of the stories that the 2,000-year-old Arena can tell us. Walking along Via Mazzini we'll see things that nobody notices and discover hidden corners. In Piazza Erbe we'll relive the life of past centuries and in Piazza Signori we'll read in the buildings the whole history of Verona. We'll then see the first residence of the Scala family and their tombs, and through suggestive inner courtyards we'll finally reach Juliet's House