Tips for Verona mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Verona bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Verona. Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Verona. Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Verona highlights.

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What to see during your group tour in Verona in your hired bus or minibus with driver

If you have come to Verona and want to rent a bus for a day group trip or a romantic group tour, we consider that these attractions should appear in your itinerary:

Mercedes Benz Sprinter

Mercedes Benz Sprinter from VIAGGIAREGIDI

Juliet's House

This building dating back to the 13th century certainly owes all its fame to the famous tragedy by the great English writer William Shakespeare. The house belonged to the Capello family, and hence the fact that this balcony is related to Shakespeare's play, since the surname Capuleto seems to allude to the real surname of the owners of the house. In any case, this medieval building is in Gothic style and it has a balcony where Romeo was supposed to have recited his love verses to the beautiful Juliet. Currently the city offers the possibility to marry in this place, so if you are really romantic, do not hesitate! If the driver of your rental bus, as a good and proud Italian, has been hitting you with compliments during the entire trip, you can give him the opportunity here to show his romantic side and recite a love poem to you...

The Juliet Balcony, Verona, Italy.

The Juliet Balcony, Verona, Italy. credit: Son of Groucho CC BY 2.0

Verona Arena:

This is another emblematic monument of Verona, without doubt. It is the fourth amphitheatre in the country after the magnificent Coliseum in Rome, and it is a must-see if you are visiting the city. It dates back to the first century and owes its name to the central part of the amphitheatre, which is covered by sand. It currently houses some thirty thousand spectators, and in it you can see operas and other cultural events.

Church of Santa Anastasia:

This interesting Church is located near Piazza delle Erbe, and it contains a fresco by the painter Altichiero, specifically in the chapel Cavalli, which is a real beauty.

View of the interior. San Anastasia cathedral

View of the interior. San Anastasia cathedral, credit: David Monniaux CC BY-SA 3.0

Piazza delle Erbe:

One of the most beautiful and lively in the country, without a doubt. In ancient times the market was installed in the middle of the square, but now a little of everything is sold, especially for tourists. In this square you can feel, simply, to the architectural beauty surrounding you. You can also take profit to take a snack and rest, while you see how the square is the centre of the social life of the city. The square is surrounded by palaces linked by arches, and it is decorated with statues of famous personalities. In short, great artistic beauty surrounds a place full of Italian flavour.

Verona Cathedral

This "Duomo" is another one of the many that you will find in Italy which impresses with its beauty and its architectural strength.

Stone Bridge

There is no more beautiful view of Verona than the one obtained from this impressive Roman bridge, especially at sunset. It is time to take out the camera!

Ponte Pietra

Ponte Pietra credit: Son of Groucho CC BY 2.0

Arches of the Scala Family

Verona has many sights to see, but this is one of the most emblematic since it is considered the most representative of the Veronese Gothic. They were the tomb of a family of Veronese Lords, the Della Scala family, in the 13th century. The monument is situated two steps away from Juliet's House, and it is certainly worth the visit.

Juliet’s tomb

The Romantic travellers and the lovers of Shakespeare who visit Verona cannot go without visiting the tomb of Juliet, dating back to the year 1200 approximately. The surprise is that the tomb is open and there is nothing inside. How can it be empty? Probably because the remains of the most famous loved-one in history were never actually there, but the legend has said that they were.

Tours in the city of Verona

You can rent a bus in Verona for group tours around the city, or in the region of Veneto. You can choose between a couple of tourist routes in the city, but we certainly do not recommend that you miss the famous balcony of Shakespeare’s lovers, at the house of Juliet, or the Arena of Verona, to mention just a couple of well-known names.

What to see and what to do in the city of Verona

Verona is a relatively small city, as we have said, but nonetheless it has multiple points of interest for any tourist that is discovering the wonderful country that Italy is. Thus, after a turn around the lively Piazza Bra, or the historical Piazza delle Erbe and the Cathedral of San Fermo, nothing better than enjoying a good meal, since Verona’s love for cuisine makes it an art. So a good white wine and a plate of delicious gnocchi, to name a few of the most typical delights of the city, will be a good finishing touch for your visit to the romantic city par excellence.

Albert Goodwin - The flower market in the Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy

Albert Goodwin - The flower market in the Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy credit: Adam Asar CC BY 2.0

Night in Verona will also be surprising, since you will find a good range of bars, with live music, and for all tastes. Therefore, after a delicious dinner, feel free to enjoy the nightlife of the Veneto city!

Via Dante, Verona, Veneto, Italia

Via Dante, Verona, Veneto, Italia credit: Jimmy Baikovicius CC BY-SA 2.0

Tourism and tours in the region of Veneto

Your tour with private transport in a rented bus or coach with driver around Veneto can start at one of the many opportunities for leisure and tourism for all tastes in this region. Its capital is very famous worldwide for its canals and its gondolas, as well as its palaces of decadent beauty. But the region has much more... It has picturesque villages such as Desenzano sul Garda or Peschiere sul Garda, as well as cities of art and culture, such as the romantic Verona or the mystical Padua, and also lakes like the Garda Lake, beaches, and spas. In addition, in Veneto you can savour great food and taste good wine - although the wine area par excellence in Italy is Tuscany. For all these reasons, the region attracts millions of tourists throughout the year, and options of transport by rental bus or minibus are multiple.

Visiting the province of Venice

The province of Venice is, without a doubt, the ideal destination for lovers of unique places and cities with a special charm, since it offers the possibility of visiting one of the pearls of the country, the lagoon of Venice.

Tourism in Padua

Another important province is the Padua province, another suitable destination for tourists, since geographically it possesses Pre-alpine landscapes, many rivers, as well as cities that are worth visiting such as the capital of the province, whose architecture is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.

Padova, Italy

Padova, Italy credit: Bo&Ko CC BY-SA 2.0

Tours around Veneto

If you or your group are planning a holiday in the region of Veneto, we suggest that you organize your itinerary in advance to avoid unforeseen problems, and take profit from your time as well as possible. On your tour with private transportation in a rental coach or minibus with chauffeur around Veneto, you can choose an excursion to the Lake Garda region, or a visit to the main towns and historical centres such as Padua, Verona and Treviso.

Lake of Garda

 Bardolino - Lake Garda - old anchors

Bardolino - Lake Garda - old anchors credit: Elliott Brown CC BY 2.0

Lake Garda is the largest in Italy, and several provinces surround it, such as Brescia and the Veneto. It has more than 370 m2 and is located about 25 kilometres west of the city of Verona, which is a good starting point from which to visit the Lake by bus. The towns of Desenzano del Garda, Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda are the ones you can find in this section of the lake, and they are well worth the visit. In this last town you can see the Santuario della Madonna del Frassino, a small church of great beauty.

 Peschiera del Garda, Veneto, Italia

Peschiera del Garda, Veneto, Italia credit: Dave Snowden CC BY-SA 2.0

Legend and architectural beauty: Verona

The city of Verona was declared world heritage by Unesco in the year 2000, because of the great architectural integration of different historical periods. In addition, the natural environment of the city, with the stunning Lake Garda at your feet, make it one of the most beautiful cities of Italy.

Verona, Italy

Verona, Italy credit: melz CC BY 2.0

The historical Arena of Verona is a symbol of the city and it is also the third Roman amphitheatre in Italy because of its size, and during the summer it becomes the setting of big performances, concerts and lyrical seasons. Verona is famous also for being the city of love. Here is also the House of Juliet, with its famous balcony, evoking the tormented love story written by the most famous playwright of all time, William Shakespeare.

Arena di Verona, Italy

Arena di Verona, Italy credit: ReflectedSerendipity CC BY-SA 2.0

The Erbe Square brings together Roman architecture, medieval and Renaissance, and also from the nearby Tower dei Lamberti you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. In the same square there is a Roman Theatre and a stone bridge of the same era. Since you are in Verona, and if it is already late, you can get close to the restaurant L'Osteria del Duca, where you will not be able to find a seat later than 7:30 pm! Another one of the must-see of the city is, of course, the balcony from which it is said that Juliet had her famous dialogues with Romeo under the moonlight.

Rubiani Restaurant - Verona

Rubiani Restaurant - Verona credit: Iain Cameron CC BY 2.0

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