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Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour provided by Explore Verona

Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour

Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour
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About
Experience this walking tour and learn about the darkest parts of Verona history. You will live some of the most cruel fights held in the Arena, you'll pass the old Jewish Ghetto and you'll hear about the cruel destiny of some of the people who lived there. Then, in Piazza Erbe, we'll undergo the sorrow and pain of the people exposed to the public shame, we'll pass the place where Mastiff I was murdered, reach the arch where the torture instruments were exposed, and then we'll see the Scala family Tombs, the courtyard where dozens of beheaded skeletons were found, and, of course, we'll end with the heart-breaking story of Romeo & Juliet. Be prepared to gasp and cry, to held your breath and feel touched and moved while living the ill-fated, hopeless human tragedies which occurred in the very places we'll be passing by.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 38995P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Piazza Bra, P.za Bra, Verona VR, Italy At the Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II (the one on horseback near the central fountain)
  • Juliet's House, Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Piazza Bra, P.za Bra, Verona VR, Italy At the Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II (the one on horseback near the central fountain)
  • Juliet's House, Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Juliet's House, Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 19 Jul 2020
A note from Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour
Italy is safe again, so no specific safety measures are enforced while in the open. Nevertheless, for everyone's peace of mind and confort, we require the wearing of a face mask during the tour, which will be provided in case someone needs it. Hand sanitizer will be provided, too.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Bra
    P.za Bra, Verona VR, Italy
    At the Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II (the one on horseback near the central fountain)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Arena di Verona
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Sinagoga di Verona
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Piazza delle Erbe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Piazza dei Signori
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Arche Scaligere
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Casa di Giulietta
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Juliet's House
    Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
    See address & details
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Judith365
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Passionate love of and pride in Verona.
Aug 2021 • Solo
I joined a brilliant walking tour with the passionate Francesco, organised by the tourist office. Francesco spoke first in English, then in beautiful clear Italian, which was wonderful for me as I was about to start a week at Italian language school. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and full of historical information. It was supposed to be a 90 minute tour but Francesco kept us all entertained for three hours. I would recommend his tours.
Written 2 August 2021
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exploreverona
Thank you, yes, we are all passionate guides, very much in love with our beautiful city, and when we see people interested in discovering its history, art, etc., we often lose control of the time passing and we go far and beyond to make them appreciate what they see...
Written 3 August 2021
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Sandra Elisabet... H
Munich, Germany2 contributions
Great tour
Sep 2020 • Couples
We had an awesome fascinating Verona Tour today. It was very entertaining and definitely fascinating ...we were all captured by our motivated and superb guide!!! We can totally recommend it!
Written 14 September 2020
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It is a fascinating city ! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, thank you for joining us. Maria Pia
Written 15 September 2020
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ShirleyAHayman
13 contributions
‘Denis the teacher’ was the tour guide
We had a tour today booked through Viator. Our guide was an Italian history teacher . He made it fun and interactive and his knowledge of the history of this city was outstanding. He made history come alive. Well worth the cost.
Written 9 August 2019
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melissa g
Lewisburg, PA2 contributions
Wonderful tour of Verona
We read other tours of Verona and found great reviews on Maria Pia, she was excellent, knowledgable, made the tour exciting and extremely friendly. If ever in verona and tour looking for a guide I recommend Maria.
Written 7 July 2019
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APukalski
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
Entertaining and informative tour
We booked a tour with Maria Pia Girolami on the recommendation of a friend. The tour was wonderful. Maria Pia met us at the meeting point, and right away began sharing stories and interesting facts about Verona that took us from the Roman period up to the time of Romeo and Juliet. Even after the tour we were searching the buildings for telltale signs of the different Verona historical periods! She also accommodated our need to be at a certain point in Verona to attend the opera. Overall it was a great tour experience with Maria Pia.
Written 30 June 2019
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Michael
Macomb, MI2 contributions
Awesome historical tour
May 2019 • Couples
Francesco was a phenomenal tour guide. His knowledge and enthusiasm about Verona and the various historical facts is astounding. His sense of humor kept things interesting, he fielded questions well, and in general was a wealth of information. Definitely one of our highlights for our entire trip.
Written 23 May 2019
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BestLifeTravel
1 contribution
Walking tour of Verona
May 2019 • Friends
Great walking
tour of Verona. Wonderful guide who was knowledge about the dark and mysterious history of Verona
Written 21 May 2019
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Eimear O
1 contribution
Excellent
Tour in evening with Francesco. He was warm, funny and enthusiastic. He spent extra time giving us some of the history of Verona in addition to the dark/mysterious stories/history. He also adapted the tour to our current knowledge and interests. It made our trip special. Eimear.
Written 20 August 2018
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MissDebonair
Ballarat, Australia106 contributions
Interesting and informative tour with lovely guide
Jun 2018 • Solo
Maria Pia is a professional and warm guide, who gives her heart to the job, and that helps lift the facts to a higher level of satisfaction for the tourist. I was the only one on this tour, so was privileged to have her undivided attention. I learned so much and felt very comfortable with Maria Pia. She kindly took pics of me in front of major attractions, and as a solo traveller i was very thankful. She was engaging from start to finish and we even had a hug at the end. I very much recommend this tour, and any tour involving Maria Pia.
Written 15 June 2018
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Jazzy37
Beaconsfield, UK6 contributions
Brilliant tour guide
So...i didn't quite get to go on this tour as I was the only person booked for it when I was there. However, the lovely tour guide (Maria Pia) put me in another walking tour that evening and made such an effort to also include some of the things that would have been on my original tour. So in the end I actually got a very good tour with a bit of everything thrown in.

The tour guide Maria really knows her stuff!! And is so refreshingly passionate about her job and her city! She's a true Veronese citizen! So friendly! She even walked me back to the start of the tour (still explaining the history of Verona along the way), so that I could find my way back to my apartment!!

I would very much recommend her, she's wonderful
Written 9 June 2018
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The Perfect Tour and Guide
This was the perfect tour and guide for us. We met our guide, Maria Pia, at the designated fountain meeting spot -
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Creating new memories!
Which guide has it own water brand? Fransesco! Very nice and professional guide, who really takes care of you. Good
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Great tour even for kids without Italien/English knowledge
Mile Grazie Maria. It was a great tour even so weather was not perfect and my small kid didn’t speak either Italien
AmyLynn21
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Verona Brought To LIFE
What an AMAZING day we just had in Verona with our guide Francesco!!! I booked this tour because my son (17) loves
annekoeken
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Great experience
We had a great time with Francesco. He is incredibly knowledgable about the history and current state of Verona. He
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Highly Recommended
We really enjoyed the experience and we highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Francesco, was very knowledgeable an
karolnass
karolnass
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Great guided tour in Verona
Verona is wonderful, it's like the whole city is a huge museum with more than 2000 years old pieces. Our guide Fran
Mary_Simone96
Mary_Simone96
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Extraordinary experience with Francesco! Totally recommended
Last week I visited Verona for the very first time, and I must be honest: I was not sure about booking a city tour
Basel-9119
Basel-9119
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Wonderfull walk with lovely guide
We had a wunderfull walk through verona with our guide which we highly recommend! She was very knowledgable and did
brittanymisterka
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AMAZING!
She too a bunch of pictures of us around the most beautiful attractions and made us a gorgeous video. Very knowledg
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Short Trip to Verona
Francesco is a very knowledgeable and narrative guide. We spent 2 hours with him and learned quite a lot in this ti
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Verona walking tour with Juliet skip the line
Francesco was an amazing guide. His knowledge and love of his city were present ever step. I had a wonderful time
Sunspot2014
Sunspot2014
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English walking Verona Tour
Lovely experience with our guide, Maria. We opted for an English tour. We were kept very captivated by her stories
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652angelikah
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Wonderful experience
I have booked a 3 hours walking tour in Verona with Francesco Castioni. It was amazing! Francesco has an extraordin
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above expectations
There was no moonlight during our " Verona Moonlight Walking tour " But our guide sure light up the tour by herself
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