Verona Underground: guided tour of the secret roman sites

Duration: Approx. 2 hours  Location: Verona
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Per person
59.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 Discover what lies hidden in the centuries-old foundations of Verona: an underground city rich in extraordinary Roman archaeological remains still visible today in their original place.
2 Retrace the steps of ancient Romans thanks to the explanations of an expert guide and explore public and private buildings to relive the splendor of Verona in Roman times.
3 Enter the basement of exclusive private buildings otherwise closed to the public, to visit the remains of temples, homes and palaces of ‘Little Rome’.

Verona is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, known throughout the world for its wonderful monuments and historic buildings including the famous Arena and the home of Romeo and Juliet ... but the splendid city of Verona hides an amazing underground world where you can admire fascinating archaeological sites bearing the signs of public and private life in the city of Verona in Roman times. Are you curious to discover the mysterious side of this city in Veneto? With the Verona Underground Safari Tour you can experience a special time journey to discover precious Roman ruins that are considered unique in the world.

You will be accompanied on this special Verona Roman ruins tour by a professional guide who will tell you about the most fascinating aspects of Verona's history from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. It will take you to visit interesting sites discovered over the years that can be admired in their original place thanks to special engineering and structural solutions that have preserved the finds buried several meters below the ground level whilst at the same time making it possible to fully visit them.

Underneath the city of Verona there are remains of all the civilizations that have left their mark on the history and development of this magnificent city: you will closely observe the still intact mosaic floors of Roman homes, the foundations of majestic temples from the same era and easily picture in your mind what they looked like. You will be able to see portions of excellently preserved Roman Roads, with their pavements and gutters and appreciate their construction technique and much more!

With this Verona Underground sites tour you will experience history first hand: this is a far cry from the customary images of history books and the traditional archaeological exhibitions confined to museums. Instead, get ready to be plunged into real history, made up of life episodes, traditions and historical events still evident today in the places where they really happened!

This Verona underground city tour will also lead you to admire the 'above-ground' remains, that is, all those monuments that are visible in daylight and are part of the urban fabric of the city such as, for example, what is considered since 2012, the most beloved Italian square in the world, Piazza delle Erbe.

Walking through Piazza delle Erbe is like treading the ancient soil of the Roman forum as it now stands where in Roman times was the heart of the political and economic life of the city. With time the Roman buildings have given way to the medieval ones but even today, in the center of this famous square, it is possible to admire one of the most beautiful remains of the Roman period: the ‘Madonna Verona’ placed above a fountain. Will you be able to distinguish the original parts from medieval additions?

Among the Roman finds en plein air we cannot fail to include the famous Verona Arena, one of the symbols of the excellence of Roman architecture as well as the best-preserved ancient amphitheater thanks to the numerous restorations made in the 17th century. Due to its excellent state of preservation, the Arena every year hosts major opera events, singers and musicians from all over the world.

Porta dei Borsari is another interesting testimony to the industriousness of the Romans which you will have the opportunity to admire during this Verona Roman ruins tour! A real history book open to contemporary civilization...

An all-new itinerary to explore the mysterious foundations of the city of Verona and learn about the historical events for which Verona is also know as ‘Little Rome’... Book now your Verona Underground Guided Tour!

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Important info

Availability:

From 1 June to 30 September

Departure point:

VERONALITY INFOPOINT - Stradone Porta Palio, 29 - Verona 

Departure time

From Monday to Saturday

16.30 pm

Languages available

English

Prices

Full: 59,00

Concessions

Children from 6 to 13 years: € 35,00
Children from 14 to 17 years: € 45,00

The tour is not suitable for children under 6 years.

Duration
Approx. 2 hours
Inclusions
  • Tour guide
  • Admission to sites
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

There will be no refund in case of NO-SHOW (non-attendance at the meeting) and / or rejection of the service on the day, if customers wander off during the tour or if they decide to leave the tour before the end of the service.

To attend the tour it is necessary to be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the indicated time for the start of the tour and show a copy of the voucher (electronic and paper copies of the voucher are both accepted).

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you.

The tour will take place even in the event of rain.

Due to the layout of some of the sites, the need to walk on stairs and the absence of elevators, children under 6 years old and wheelchairs are not allowed in the tour.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

For cancellations up to 8 days before the service, you will get full refund of the amount paid.

For cancellations between 8 days and 48 hours before the service, you will get a refund of 50% of the amount paid.

For cancellations with less than 48 hours of the booked service, you will not be entitled to any refund.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled. The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or receiving a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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