Verona tours and excursions

Verona tours

Bicycle tours

The cycling club Amici della Bicicletta di Verona organises a variety of cycling trips and excursions in the region. In June, it also holds its annual meeting for cycling enthusiasts, known as Vini, Baci, Bici (Wine, Kisses and Bikes). Itineraries are themed and take place throughout the lands of Juliet.

Telephone: 045 800 4443.
Bus tours

Azienda Mobilita e Trasporti di Verona (AMT) has a 30-seat air-conditioned tourist bus called Romeo. It is equipped with headphones and takes tourists on a 1.5-hour tour through the historical centre of Verona between. Associazione Culturale Guide Center Verona offers a variety of tours, from walking tours of the city to tours in the region surrounding the city, whether in the Lessinia Mountains or in the Valpolicella wine district.

Telephone: 045 840 1160 ; 045 595 047.
Walking tours

Juliet & Co organise daily guided walking tours of the historic city centre in English from April to November. The itinerary covers the medieval part of town, Romeo’s House, the Scala family house and graves and Erbe square and its lively market. Walks last for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Telephone: 045 810 3173.

Excursions from Verona

Lake Garda

Lake Garda is situated 30km (18 miles) west of Verona, and it is a jewel among Italy's many lakes. Lots of charming villages and small towns dot the varied landscape surrounding the lake. To the south the lake is characterised by gentle, Mediterranean-like slopes rising to the more dramatic steep hills and mountainsides further north. The lake is a hub for outdoor activities from gentle walks and boat trips to fishing, windsurfing and diving. Navigarda ferries also traverse the lake regularly. At Malcesine, the rotating cable car to Tratto Spine takes visitors to a height of 1,760m (5,774ft), from where the view of the lake is amazing.

Soave

Move from the red wines of Valpolicella to the highly accredited white wines of Soave, a village and wine region 30km (18.5 miles) east of Verona. Overlooked by another magnificent della Scala castle, take a leisurely signposted stroll from the village centre to the surrounding gardens and vineyards. Dine in one of the local restaurants and sample the local Recioto di Soave dessert wine with pastries or blue cheese and pate. In September, during the grape harvest, the region hosts numerous grape-related events.

Website: www.ilsoave.com
Valpolicella

Explore the Valpolicella district. A gentle, hilly landscape with several small valleys north of Verona, it is famous for its fine wines - the Valpolicella, the Amarone and the Recioto. The landscape is dotted with charming Romanesque churches, impressive Palladian villas, wine cellars, fortresses and parks. The region is justly famous for its cuisine - where boiled meat is an essential ingredient.

Telephone: 045 770 1920.
Edited by Daniel Fahey
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