Venice & Verona (5 nights)

Visit the most romantic cities in Italy: Venice and its beautiful Piazza San Marco and the hidden "calli" and Verona, where William Shakespeare set his Romeo and Juliet. Visit the most romantic cities of Italy: Venice and its "calli" & Verona, where William Shakespeare set his Romeo and Juliet.
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1040,00 €

Description

VVeneto Region is located in north-eastern Italy and is mostly known for Venice.

Venice is unique, built on more than 100 little islands, where there are no streets or cars, but only canals, bridges and an outstanding artistic and architectural culture. A Unesco World Heritage.

Apart from Venice, Veneto holds another Unesco World Heritage.
The beautiful city of Verona. The second largest of Veneto. A romantic city where William Shakespeare set his Romeo and Juliet. Verona is full of amazing archaeological, cultural and historical sites: Verona Arena, Torre dei Lamberti, Romeo’s House, Juliet’s House, Castel San Pietro, Giardino Giusti, the Arche Scaligere and many others.


DAY 1: Arrival in Venice
Arrive in Venice on your own or private transfer/boat transfer to your hotel.
Check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon/evening strolling around in one of the most romantic cities in the world.
… Apartment in Venice


DAY 2: Guided tour in Venice City
After breakfast, meet your English-speaking guide for a 3-hour-tour in the heart of this beautiful city. You will visit Palazzo Ducale, Bell Tower, Clock Tower, Marco Polo’s House, Basilica San Marco (with priority entrance) and its wonderful square - with a complete historical overview.
Afternoon at leisure. We suggest you to walk through the “calli” (narrow streets) and cross the larger and smaller canals using the dozens of bridges available, it will be a great opportunity to see how life in Venice works, as everything is done by boat!
Option to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum or the National Archeological Museum or any other Museum you are interested to. Contact us, we have plenty of options!
… Apartment in Venice


DAY 3: Murano, Burano and Torcello
After breakfast, take the "vaporetto" (water bus) and you first stop is in the island of Murano. Visit one of the most historic furnaces of Murano- where you’ll watch a glass blower creating beautiful pieces of glassware, a Murano tradition that dates back to 1291. Next stop, is the island of Torcello, an island established between the 5th and 6th centuries, to see its ornate palaces and churches. Highlights include the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, founded in the 7th century. Then head to your last stop, Burano, an island known for its lace production, which dates back to the 16th century. While you visit local shops and the museum to admire high quality lace on display, admire the island’s brightly colored fishermen’s houses. Your tour then ends with the return boat ride to Venice.
… Apartment in Venice


DAY 4: Verona
In the morning, take a train from Venezia/S. Lucia to Verona. As you arrive, you can reach the city center by walking or taking a bus. The city center is 20 minutes’ walk away from the train station.
Lunchtime is at your discretion, but let us suggest you to taste the most famous dishes of the Veronese culinary tradition: the risotto made with the superb red wine Amarone from Valpolicella which is one of the more important winegrowing areas of the Veneto region.

In the afternoon, meet your local English guide for a 4 hours tour of Verona. You are going to visit the Verona Arena which is located in Piazza Bra. The Arena is one of the best-preserved ancient Roman monuments in Italy and nowadays it is famous the Arena Opera Festival which starts from June to early September. On demand, we can book tickets for you.

Juliet’s Balcony a must-see attraction of Verona. Even if Shakespeare’s Juliet & Romeo wasn’t based on a real person, and the house doesn’t have any relation to the story, you’ll always find big crowds of people from all over the world leaving love messages or writings.
Not far from Juliet’s balcony, in the beautiful market ‘square -Piazza delle Erbe- there is the Torre dei Lamberti which is the only remaining towers in Verona. Originally the towers were built to demonstrate the wealth and influence of a particular aristocratic family.
The Scaliger Tombs is a monumental funerary complex in Gothic style, erected by the Scaliger family to contain the tombs of the most eminent representatives of their family.
…B&B/Apartment in Verona


DAY 5: Verona
Today, enjoy visiting the city by your own. Start from the Verona Cathedral of Santa Maria Matricolare. with beautiful wall paintings and preserved artwork by Titian, the most prominent member of the 16th-century Venetian school. Go on and cross thePonte di Pietra a stone Roman arch bridge on the Adige River. You are now on the other side of the city and you can definitely relax on the Giardino Giusti. This is one of the most beautiful late Renaissance garden and it is annex to the Giusti Palace.
Finally, if you like to do some shopping, via/street Mazzini this is the right place to treat yourself, .
Don’t forget to taste a gelato! Ice-cream is a real speciality in Veneto and Verona is plenty of amazing ice-cream shops.
…B&B/Apartment in Verona


DAY 6: Verona
Departure on your own or private transfer on request.
Option to add one of our trip extensions to Vicenza, Padova or other cities on request!
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The price includes
  • 3 night accommodation in a comfortable apartment in Venice (meals not included)
  • 2 night accommodation at a B&B/apartment in Verona (meals not included)
  • local English-speaking guide for a private 3-hours guided tour in Venice
  • local English-speaking guide for a private 3 hours guided tour in Verona
  • entrance tickets during both guided tours
  • gondola ride in Venice
  • guided visit to a Glass Factory in Murano
  • Italian VAT
Not included in the price
Tips, transfers (on request), train tickets, vaporetto transfers, private boat transfers (on request), dinners, lunches, breakfasts, drinks, souvenirs, museum entrance fees (except during the guided tours), private expenses, insurance and anything not mentioned in "cost include".
Additional information
B = breakfast
L = lunch
D = dinner

In high season periods Christmas, Carnival, July & August the cost can raise between 6 – 12% of the given cost.

Please note, that all guided tours may be subject to changes, depending on:
  • weather conditions
  • organization issues
  • the physical condition of each participant
  • equipment and clothing not suitable for the excursion
On request
  • visit the famous Guggenheim Museum or the National Archeological Museum or any other Museum you are interested to