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Verona Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare) Tours

Verona Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare)
Had Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet ended happily ever after, the two may have wed in Verona’s beautiful 12th-century cathedral; and, in fact, travelers flock to the duomo on Romeo and Juliet-themed tours. The mix of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance elements make this one of the most beautiful churches in Verona.
 
The Basics
The Verona Duomo (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare), in the historic city center, is built on top of an older proto-Christian church that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. The cathedral is part of a complex that also includes the baptistery, the churches of San Giovanni in Fonte and Sant’Elena, the Canons’ cloister, and the Chapter Library of Verona Cathedral (Biblioteca Capitolare della Cattedrale di Verona).
 
Visit the Duomo on a city walking or hop-on hop-off bus tour that also includes skip-the-line entrance to the city’s famous Roman arena in Piazza Bra and other highlights. Popular themed tours in Verona include itineraries based on the plot of Romeo and Juliet, and a mystery tour exploring the murder of Veronese lord Cangrande della Scala, which remains unsolved after 700 years.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral is closed to tours during Mass.
  • There is wheelchair access to the main church; the baptistery and secondary churches have steps at the entrances.
  • Visitors are required to cover their shoulders and knees to enter the church.
 
How to Get There
The Duomo is on Piazza Vescovado in the historic center of Verona, about a 25-minute walk from the Porto Vescovo train station, or 15 minutes on bus 31.Verona is located about halfway between Venice and Milan in Italy’s Veneto region, an easy day trip from Venice or Lake Garda.
 
When to Get There
The Duomo is open all day from March to November, but it closes briefly at midday the rest of the year. Tourists are not allowed to visit during Mass, so check the schedule in advance.
 
Art and Sculpture in the Cathedral
Duomo highlights include the portal sculptures in the western doorway by Maestro Nicolo dating from 1139 (they are conveniently signed and dated); at the south door are sculptures depicting the story of Jonah, a lion, an angel, and the Virgin Mary. Two sculpted holy warriors, Oliver and Uliviero, guard the entrance. The interiors are decorated with frescoes by a number of artists from the first Veronese Renaissance and Titian's Assumption of the Virgin.

Address: Piazza Duomo, 21, Verona 37121, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the highlights of romantic Verona during a hop-on hop-off bus tour aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck while you ride past the city’s main attractions and listen to informative audio commentary along the way. There are two different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
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Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

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Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
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  • 2 hours
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Olive oil extra vergin, Bruschetta and cheese selection in Verona city centre

Olive oil extra vergin, Bruschetta and cheese selection in Verona city centre

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Hidden corners in Verona city centre: discover a secret garden in the oldest part of the city on the bank of the river Adige
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Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Verona with private official tour guide

Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Verona with private official tour guide

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Verona is one of the most charming cities in Northern Italy, with its history stretching back to Roman times, the city center is divided by the river Adige, it’s a gorgeous town full of crossing streets, lively bars, intimate restaurants and active piazzas. You will discover the main emblematic sights of Verona with your private official tour guide and know the history of Juliet. - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 2 hours
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Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Tailor-made experience targeting all those people who want to make the most of their time in the city and therefore prefer to be guided by a local professional whose preparation, experience and passion can definitely guarantee the highest achievement.
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Private Full Day Tour from Milan to Verona with local tour guide and fast train

Private Full Day Tour from Milan to Verona with local tour guide and fast train

Enjoy this private full day tour of Verona from Milan with a local tour guide. You will take the fast train from Milan to Verona early in the morning (exact time to confirm). Once in Verona you will meet your private official tour guide in Puorta Nuova Station to start your 2.5 hours guided tour. Verona is one of the most beautiful cities of northern Italy. Besides being where the tragic love story of Romeo & Juliet happened, the city has a lot to offer. You will visit the roman arena, which is located in Piazza Bra and visit one of the oldest squares of the city, Piazza Delle Erbe. In between many other things, you will get to know, together with a private official tour guide, the best of Verona. Your official tour guide can recommend a very nice place to have lunch. Then, you will have some time free to wander around the city. In the afternoon, you will take yous fast train back to Milan (time to confirm).
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