We have put together a tour for a day in Verona to discover the main sights.
The starting point for a city tour is Piazza Brà with the Arena. Via Roma leads to the Castelvecchio fortress on the Adige River. In the 14th century The Scala family built this fortress as a seat of domination. Today it is a museum. From Castelvecchio, the medieval Scaliger Bridge with the battlements leads across the Adige River.
Not far from Castelvecchio is on the main street Corso Cavour of the ancient Arc de Gavi triumphal arch of the Roman Gavi family from the 1st century. Already in Roman times this was the magistral under the name Via Postumia.
Another highlight in Corso Cavour is the Romanesque Basilica of San Lorenzo, which is entered by a late Gothic archway with the statue of San Lorenzo. When the wrought iron gate is closed, it is easy to overlook the church.
Across the street is Palazzo Bevilaqua and a few steps away is the small piazza with one of Verona’s oldest churches, the Church of the Holy Martyrs: The Church of the Santissima Trinità (Chiesa dei SS). Apoastoli e Sacello di Santi Tosca e Teuteria.
The Porta Borsari city gate was a Roman entrance gate to Verona, a kind of fortress at the entrance to the city, also in Via Postumia (Corso Cavour).
The tour continues to Piazza delle Erbe, the centre of Verona since ancient times. Piazza delle Erbe is one of the most beautiful squares in Italy with the fountain of the statue Madonna Verona. In the middle of the Piazza heritage rises the city tower, Torre dei Lamberti. The tower has a viewing platform at an altitude of 83 metres.
From Piazza delle Erbe you turn into Piazza dei Signori with the Palazzo del Comune and Palace of Justice.
Opposite are the tombs of the Scala family, the Scavi Scaligeri with the symbol of the Scala family of the spiral staircase, next to the small church of S. Maria Antica from the 8th century.
A few steps from Piazza delle Erbe, you can reach the house of Juliet. The Capuleti family home is in Via Cappello.
Corso Sant ‘Anastasia takes you to the Church of Sant ‘Anastasia in just a few steps.
From here you are almost back on the river, where the picturesque Ponte Pietra bridge connects the old town with the hill, where the archaeological museum with the Roman theatre and the Castel San Pietro are located.