You arrive at the airport in Verona, Italy, where a VBT
representative meets you and helps you transfer (approximately 30 minutes) to
your centrally located hotel in Verona. Later today at the hotel, our local
expert will be available to answer your questions, assist you with your plans
and offer an optional guided walk. The rest of the day is free to discover and
dine on your own using your VBT City Information included in your Final Travel
Booklet as a guide.
Verona is a pedestrian-friendly city. Easy strolling allows
you to enjoy it's the city's large, quiet, pedestrian-only streets and plazas,
the gentle flow of the river Adige and the city's attractive and fashionable
population. The entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
making it a favorite for history buffs and shoppers alike. Its most famous
monument, the Arena – so well preserved, it is used today for unforgettable
opera and theatre performances – is the third-largest amphitheater in the
world. During your stay, you might visit the purported houses of Juliet and her
famed, fictional suitor, Romeo. Their sad story made famous by William
Shakespeare was set here. Explore the Palace of Reason, the lively medieval
squares of Piazza Brà and Piazza delle Erbe, or the fine art gallery housed in
the Castelvecchio fortress.
Please note: If you arrive early, your hotel room may not be
available until 2:00 p.m. You may store your luggage with the reception desk.
Please note: VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized
in advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you fly in earlier
than the scheduled program dates, transportation from the airport will be at
your own expense.
Continue your exploration of Verona. If you are visiting
from mid-June to the end of August, don't miss the opera performances in the
Roman Arena, a very short walk from our hotel. A little tip: local opera lovers
say the best seats (particularly for acoustics) are the very affordable
“Unreserved Stone Steps in Sectors D or E (Gradinata D or E).” You can buy
these at the last minute at the ticket office or – best – in advance online at
http://www.arena.it/en-US/HOMEen.html. An open-air opera in the Arena is an
Day 4 - Independent
Exploration of Verona / Join VBT Air Package Guests
Spend another day discovering the city. You may also take a
40-minute train ride to Padua to explore this beautiful art city. The
centerpiece here is undoubtedly the Scrovegni Chapel, a 14th-century
masterpiece reminiscent of a small Sistine Chapel. Its walls are covered with
frescoes by Giotto.
VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.