The tour will start in Piazza Bra’, exactly where the above written words are marked: the walls in front of us were the boundary of the city, and from here Romeo was banished to Mantua. Next stop: Porta Borsari where the duel between Romeo and Tybalt took place. We move on and reach Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, the medieval heart of Verona: you will be transported back to the 14th century, when this tragic love story took place. In the middle of the square the statue of Dante reminds us that the poet lived in Verona and mentioned for the first time Montagues and Capulets. Behind the graves of the Della Scala family we will also admire Romeo’ s house, but the highlight of the tour is the visit to Juliet’s house: it’s possible to arrange a visit inside the house, which will allow you to step out on to the famous balcony.
Most people do not visit the last site of our tour: Juliet’s tomb. But by the early 19th century it became very well known and famous people such as Lord George Byron and Charles Dickens visited it. In the crypt, in front of the sepulchre, you will be moved imagining the sad fate which befell the two ‘star-crossed’ lovers.
DURATION: 2 hours (for extensions, please visit our Rates page)
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION: walking tour.
SUITED FOR: groups, schools, families, individuals, visitors with reduced mobility* *Some parts of our tour have uneven surfaces and there are few steps along the way. Only steps reach the balcony and the crypt at San Francesco al Corso.
Entrance to Juliet's Home and/or Juliet's Grave.
TOURIST BUSSES: check out www.amt.it for entrance fee to the city and parking fees. CAR: Parking Arena, Parking Cittadella, Parking Isolo, Parking Centro. All Parking areas are more or less a 10-15 minute walk from the Arena (Piazza Brà).
THIS TOUR IS AVAILABLE IN: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Finnish and Japanese. Ask for the language you are interested in.
TO COMPLETE YOUR DAY: Museum of Castelvecchio, Church of S. Anastasia, Church of S. Fermo. FOR WHOEVER HAS AN EXTRA DAY: Lake Garda, Soave, Valpolicella, the Rice Road Tour.