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Castel San Pietro

Castel San Pietro: Our most recommended tours and activities

Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

1. Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

Hop on the open-top red bus and see the sights of Verona as you learn more about this historic city from the onboard multilingual audio commentary. Travel on 2 routes that have been specifically designed to show you the main attractions of the city. Both tours start from Piazza Brà, the Square of the Arena. You can hop off and explore at your leisure, re-boarding the bus as often as you like with your 24 or 48-hour ticket. Well-known as the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet, historic Verona is a blend of its storied past and its modern industrial base. This was one of the most powerful cities during the early days of the Roman Empire, and its old city is one of the best-preserved in Italy. Red route stops: • Piazza Bra • Corso Porta Nuova Giardini Pradaval • Stazione FS Porta Nuova • Piazza Pozza • Basilica S. Zeno Castelvecchio • Via Diaz Porta Borsari • Teatro Romano • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House) Blue route stops: • Piazza Bra • Via Pallone Tomba Giulietta • Via G. Giusti • S. Stefano Teatro Romano • Castel S Pietro • Duomo • Piazza Erbe Casa Giulietta • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House)

The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

2. The Classic and the Unknown: Original Verona Bike Tour

Meet the guide in the city center of Verona, collect a bike and helmet, and start your journey. Discover Verona’s main squares and the ancient monuments, cycling through surrounding neighborhoods, along ancient city walls, and Verona’s old town. Hear interesting stories and useful information from the professional tour guide, and take a quick break for a cappuccino. Visit the Roman bridge of Ponte Pietra and other local Roman ruins. Relive the love story of Romeo and Juliet with a quick stop inside the Capuleti house’s yard to admire Juliet’s famous balcony. Lastly, reach the beautiful Ponte Pietra to take some amazing photos of San Pietro's hill before returning to the starting point.

Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

3. Verona: Highlights and Panorama Bike Tour

Join a bike tour to see Verona, considered the most romantic Italian city thanks to the fascination of one of the most important of Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet. As you cycle, imagine the beautiful history and fiction of this city. Reach Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in all of Verona. See the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built around 30 A.D. Cycle through Piazza delle Erbe and its open-air market, Piazzale Castel San Pietro and the beautiful San Zeno basilica. From Brà Molinari, enjoy an amazing view of the city's river and hills. After stopping in front of the Duomo and crossing the ancient Roman arch bridge Ponte Pietra, prepare your legs: you'll leave your bikes for a little while to climb up to Castel San Pietro by a panoramic staircase. Climb 231 steps to a viewpoint of Verona's skyline. Rest assured: you will be highly rewarded for your small effort by the spectacular ruins of the Roman Theatre and by a breathtaking view of Verona. Halfway up the panoramic stairway, you'll also stop to admire the view of the Roman Theatre ruins.

Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

4. Verona: Private Walking Food Tour with 10 Tastings

Eat and drink your way through Verona's culinary scene on a private walking food tour led by a local guide. Enjoy a genuine foodie experience as you try 10 food and drink items loved by the locals, ranging from savory to sweet. Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine, hand-picked by a food-obsessed guide. Taste tortellini (stuffed pasta) and canapé al baccalà mantecato (salt cod appetizer), among other Italian delicacies. Round out the tour with a glass of wine. In between food stops, stop by the city's highlights for a well-rounded cultural experience. Get insider tips from your guide to enjoy the rest of your time in Verona.

Verona: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private City Tour

5. Verona: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private City Tour

Experience the historical city of Verona with a professional guide on this private tour. Become acquainted with the local hangouts and trendy suburbs like a local on this walking adventure through the city. After meeting your guide, get ready to experience the city through the wisdom of your local guide. Venture off the tourist path and away form the more obvious highlights of the city as you discover the city's alternative side with a tour through the Veronetta district. Follow your guide as you visit places like the Castle of San Pietro, Ponte Pietra, and many more. Enjoy a tour that supports local economies by offering local produce and preventing over-tourism with this small and non-intrusive tour group.

Verona: Crimes Scenes City Walking Tour

6. Verona: Crimes Scenes City Walking Tour

A trail of blood can be followed throughout the centuries of Verona’s history: from the sand covered ground of the Roman Arena, which absorbed human and animal blood of ferocious combat and executions, up to Saint Peter’s castle where in Longobard times blood was drunk out of a human skull, to the river Adige where 2000 Paduan prisoners have been slaughtered by a tyrant in the Middle Ages. The meanders of the town illumine a history of heinous crime scenes and unresolved mysteries. For each balcony decorated with flowers and illuminated by the sunlight, there is the equivalent of a tenebrous street inhabited by rats. Every town, including Verona, has its dark corners, where evilness and sin hide within ravines. It’s a land of wine, but of blood as well, and it is difficult to make out which of these two liquid substances flowed to majority throughout more than two millennia of history. In the hometown of Romeo and Juliet, little streets, small sections of the town and the bends of the river became the stage of far more tragic events. Verona possesses a black soul as well. On the other hand, let him who is without sin cast the first stone: the idyllic community does not exist. This itinerary which commences with real historic facts, such as the duels to the death among gladiators, subsequently focuses on long forgotten tragic events which took place in Verona, trying to cast light and possibly understand the crimes. The young and naïve Isolina Canuti, the ambiguous personality of Countess Frola Milani, the prostitutes Bernardina Ferrarese and Giuseppina Baruffolo, as well as unlucky Carlotta Aschieri are involved in just a portion of long forgotten tales, which recently have been enriched with unknown details, thus casting a sinister image upon the scaligerous town.

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What people are saying about Castel San Pietro

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4.5 / 5

based on 923 reviews

Very good activity, where the buses marked a time out at each stop and signaled on the microphone. Unlike that of Padova where I did the activity the day before, where the driver was terrible with his phone while driving and who does not stop when you ring the bell to get off...

Unfortunately because it was rainy we couldn't ride. Instead we did a walking tour, and still had a great time. Our guide was extremely charming and very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the beautiful city. Excellent experience, highly recommended!

This tour takes you through Verona. You can easily get in and out at the beautiful places that you hear through your earphones. Languages can be set.

Great way to get to know Verona and get to all those nooks and crannies that you wouldn't get to on foot

The tour takes you to the main attractions of the city. The stops are also recognizable.