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From Lake Garda: day trip to Verona (bus)

Lake Garda to Verona day trip. A day-long bus excursion from Lake Garda to fall in love with the charm of Verona.

Lake Garda to Verona day trip

Verona, the city of love, is a beauty waiting to be discovered. With our day trip from Lake Garda to Verona by bus, you’ll have the chance to explore the city that sets the stage for the story of Romeo and Juliet.

1. A glimpse of Verona
2. Information about the bus tour to Verona from Lake Garda

Lake Garda to Verona day trip
Credits: Alessandro Carrarini

A little taste of Verona

The city of Verona was founded in the 1st century BC by the Romans and immediately became an important base of the Northern Italian empire. It gained independence during the Middle Ages while fighting with the Lombard League against the Holy Roman Empire. It was then under the rule of the Scaligeri that Verona became one of the most powerful cities in Northern Italy. Its autonomy lasted until the conquest by the Republic of Venice.

The name of the city represents its essence: “the Venetian city on the river”.

Lake Garda to Verona day trip
Credits: Luca Dalge

In fact, the name ‘Verona‘ comes from three ancient words:

  • Ve“, an Etruscan word used to indicate the Venetic peoples.
  • Ro“, from the Greek “reo,” meaning “to flow“, referring to the River Adige that runs through the city.
  • Na“, an Etruscan syllabic root indicating “an inhabited center“.

Verona is famous worldwide as the backdrop to the dramatic love story of Romeo and Juliet written by the talented William Shakespeare. However, Shakespeare never visited the city – he only knew it through the writings of Masuccio Salernitano, Luigi da Porto, and Matteo Bandello, which inspired him in the writing of his most famous work.

The beauty of this city has also earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In fact, since November 30, 2000, the city has been included in it with the designation “City of Verona“.


Lake Garda to Verona day trip
Credits: Christian Burri

Information about the day trip to Verona from Lake Garda

You can embark on a journey to discover beautiful Verona from many villages along the shores of Lake Garda via a comfortable private bus. Upon arrival in the city of love, you’ll be well-prepared and equipped with excellent advice from the tour guide who will explain things to you during the journey.

Throughout the day, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and iconic locations in the city, such as: Piazza Bra, the Arena of Verona, Piazza Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Old Market, the Scaliger Tombs, and Juliet’s House. Additionally, you’ll have some free time to explore the city independently.

Some information about the ticket:

  • Included in the ticket are the round-trip bus journey, the tour guide, headphones, and a guided tour with your local guide.
  • We recommend making reservations at least 48 hours in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.
  • You can bring wheelchairs for disabled individuals and children on board, but only if they can be folded.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • The tour is available in English and German.

Verona is an incredible city and easily accessible from Lake Garda. Explore all its treasures with our bus tour, bookable right here!

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