Verona – a UNESCO World Heritage city in northern Italy, known for artistic heritage, operas and plays including William Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet". Roman ruins, medieval vestiges, Venetian and Austrian traces can be seen all across the city, as well as antique palaces, squares, bridges and wonderful churches. In the historical centre, Piazza Bra and the Arena, Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, Via Cappello and Corso Porta Borsari lead to the Teatro Romano, Ponte Pietra, Castelvecchio, the Ponte Scaligero and the ancient churches of San Fermo and Sant'Anastasia, the Cathedral (Duomo) and San Zeno. Elegant cafés and ancient osterie (typical inns of the Veneto territory), craftsman shops and high couture shops enliven city life all year long. Verona is a man-sized city which fascinates visitors with its elegance and its welcoming atmosphere, in which ancient and modern times meet. Explore this special city with us!
Day 1 -
• Independent arrival to your hotel.
• Accommodation and free time for shopping and dinner.
• Overnight at your hotel.
Founded by the Romans in the 1st century A.D., the enchanting city of Verona is dotted with very attractive palazzi, elegant squares, and medieval gems. Architectural remnants of the Roman era are also a real draw, most notably the famous Arena, which is home to a world-renowned summertime opera festival. It is perhaps the best-preserved Roman amphitheater in the world — and the most famous after the Colosseum in Rome.
Dubbed the “City of Love,” romance is most definitely in the air in fair Verona. The city’s most famous residents, Romeo and Juliet, seemed to think so anyway. The Basilica San Zeno Maggiore is another wonderful highlight — a very impressive Romanesque-era building with extraordinary artistic creations. Verona sits on the Adige River which comes tumbling down from the Italian Alps, and indeed just outside the city is hilly terrain and the location of some excellent vineyards, one of which we’ll have the pleasure of visiting to taste their wines.
Verona is the perfect city if you want to get away from your daily routine and spend your holidays peacefully with a dash of adventure. It is a small city and the locals are more traditional and warm people. The gay acceptance isn't quite high but as long as you keep a low profile, you will face absolutely no problems. The gay nightlife might not be the most advanced, but considering its size it's very good. There are a couple excellent gay clubs, pubs and cafes where you can spend your nights! For the naughtier travelers, there is a gay cruising sauna which offer a more alternative kind of fun!
Rainbow Tips: We can provide you Private Transfers with special prices!
Day 2 -
• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Together with your LGBT Friendly Guide, you will discover the magic and the secrets of the city!
• Morning walking shared tour with gay friendly guide.
• Start on the river bank at Castelvecchio and go through the old Roman Borsari gate.
• We will make many discoveries on the way: a Medusa, a couple of enormous ammonites, the weather forecast stone and the birthplace of the Italian national Christmas cake!
• Then we arrive at what is probably the oldest, continuously functioning marketplace in the world: the laid-back Piazza Erbe, while next to it, the classy Piazza dei Signori is the living room of the city, with its elegant statues of poets and knights. But... come on, Juliet is waiting!
• In the Capulets' house we ponder why Juliet is so immensely more popular than Romeo and we learn what 'Juliet's Club' is.
• Our tour ends at the Arena with a “wow” moment: imposing, surprisingly well preserved, solemn and yet very welcoming, our Roman Amphitheatre is the true heart of the city!
• Free time for lunch on your own tasting local specialities and for shopping, relax or individual visits.
• In the evening farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
• Afterwards don't lose the opportunity to dance the night away at a Gay Party in one of the most popular gay disco of the city.
The Major Gay Hotspots in Verona Are: Lucla Cafe is the only gay cafe - bar in the city. It gets really crowdy in the evenings, especially in the weekends. S.Patrik Pub is a gay owned pub which attracts mainly the bear type of men. La Campagnola is a widely known restaurant for its delicious food and excellent staff behavior. It has a very warm and cozy atmosphere which makes your dinner experience more than pleasant. Romeos and Milord are the 2 most popular gay clubs in Verona. Romeos is a gay disco-bar while Milord is a gay dance club. Most of the local LGBT community gather at these 2 clubs. The City Sauna is a gay cruising sauna which offers a more naughty type of entertainment. It also features a bar where you can enjoy a drink!
• Overnight in Verona.
Rainbow Tips: We can provide you Exclusive Tickets for Gay Discos with special prices!
Day 3 -
• Breakfast at the hotel.
• Free time for relax and shopping.
• Afterwards transfer by your own from the hotel to the Airport, or Train Station.
Rainbow Tips: Want to stay longer? We can provide you Extra Nights and Excursions ! *Subject to availability.