How Can an Active and Inquisitive Tourist Save Money in Verona

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Verona Card is an official project of the Italian Ministry of Culture to attract tourists who want to profitably and efficiently spend a day in the city of Romeo and Juliet. Verona Card allows you to save tens of euros on visiting the main attractions.

Arena di Verona

The Roman amphitheater, located in the center of Piazza Bra, was built in the first century AD, a period that marked the end of the Augustan Empire and the beginning of Claudius. That is, it is older than the Colosseum in Rome, and, by the way, has been preserved much better. This is one of the largest amphitheaters in Italy; its elliptical shape provides ideal acoustics from any standing position and can accommodate a large number of spectators.

Casa di Giulietta

The building, built in the 13th century, has long been the property of the Cappello family, whose coat of arms is carved into the inner arch of the courtyard. The identification of Capella with the Capulets gave rise to the idea that there stood the House of Juliet, the main character of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the beloved of the young man Romeo Montague Montecchi, with whose family the Capulets had a long-standing feud.

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The medieval dwelling, beautifully restored by Antonio Avena around the mid-1930s, has been reserved for temporary exhibitions in the recent past. The building has a beautiful internal brick façade, a Gothic-style portal, triple-hung windows, an external balustrade connecting the various parts of the house, and the famous Juliet balcony. In the courtyard there is a bronze statue of Juliet by sculptor Nereo Costantini.

Torre dei Lamberti

This is the highest observation deck in Verona, located next to Juliet’s balcony. Visitors can access the 368 steps along the inner perimeter of the tower, or take a comfortable glass elevator that allows them to admire the architectural beauty of the structure. There are two bells installed on the tower the small one served to indicate the hours and to warn of a fire, and the large one served for meetings of the city council and a call to arms for citizens when the city was in danger. According to the official website, “Climbing to the top of the tower is an unforgettable adventure that should not be missed.”

Museo degli Affreschi “G.B. Cavalcaselle”

The museum is located in the building of the former monastery of San Francesco al Corso, founded in the 13th-13th century. The museum, opened in 1973, displays Renaissance frescoes transferred from buildings in Verona, as well as a collection of 19th-century sculpture. On the minus first level there is a warehouse of Roman amphorae from the 1st century AD, originating from excavations in the area.

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You don’t have to be an excellent math student to appreciate the benefits of a purchase. Even visiting the three main attractions – the Arena di Verona, Juliet’s House and the Lamberti Tower without a map, you will spend 10 + 6 + 8 = 24 euros. More active tourists will save even more.