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Walking through Verona

walking itinerary Verona
If you don't like organized tours and prefer the do-it-yourself option but still want to save the hassle of planning where to go and what to see in Verona you can choose one of the four walking itineraries suggested by Verona City Council. They are suitable to all levels and include all the cultural highlights of the city. The average lenght of each itinerary is 3 kilometres, with the shortest being 2,5 and the longest 3,6. The time needed to complete an itinerary varies between 3 and 4 hours... but it can be expanded to a full day if you plan many stops, coffee breaks, shopping and so on. Well, take your time: you're on holiday!
Let's have a look at each of them in more details.
View on the river Adige and San Giorgio Church
Itinerary A
This is the classic tourist route in Verona, including all the main attractions that made the city worldwide famous and that visitors expect to see: Roman anphiteatre Arena, medieval castle Castelvecchio and above all Juliet's house. The itinerary starts from the very central Piazza Bra and includes two more squares: Piazza dei Signori and Piazza delle erbe. The squares are the beating heart of the city, lively crossroads of people and business with markets, administrative offices of the local government, shops. If you are in Verona just for a one day trip Itinerary A is the recommended choice.
Itinerary B
The second itinerary, starting from Piazza delle Erbe, is not mainstream tourism. Early Christian churches (VIII and IX century, with the only exception of Chiesa di San Giorgio, Sant George's church, which dates back to the XV century) are the main focus of the itinerary, although along the way you will also see Ponte di Pietra, an historical stone wall bridge, and the Roman theatre (not to be confused with the Arena).

Itinerary C

This is the medieval itinerary, and it couldn't start anywhere else than Castelvecchio (Old Castle), the military fortress of the Scaligeri dinasty that ruled Verona during the Middle Ages. Highlights of this tour also include the romanesque basilique of San Zeno and the arch bridge Ponte Scaligero.
Itinerary D
A walk through history could be a suitable name for Itinerary D, starting from the Roman theathe that dates back to the first century DC and ending at Santa Maria dell'Organo church (VIII century), with Castel San Pietro of the XIX century in-between.
To see the four itineraries in full details visit the Tourism section of Verona City Council website. For each itinerary a map is provided.

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