Marghera (Venice), Italy
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Approximately 6 Hours
Meals not included
After a short port bus drive from the ship to the Venice Maritime Station, board your motor coach for the 90-minute drive to Verona, a city eternally associated with romance and lost love. Upon arrival, set out with your local guide on a walking tour.
Admire the arena built in 30 BC, which once rivaled the Colosseum and is the third largest arena in the Roman world. In the Piazza delle Erbe, discover a square that has been the center of Veronese life since the days of the Romans. A Venetian lion stands atop a column to the north of the Piazza, signifying Verona's absorption by the Venetian Republic in 1405. The Maffei Palace, built in 1668, today houses luxury apartments and elegant boutiques.
Don't miss Piazza dei Signori, where a 19th-century statue of the poet Dante graces the Square, gazing out upon the 14th-century Palazzo della Ragione -- the Veronese law court. Behind Dante's statue lies the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio (1493), whose council chamber boasts a fresco that includes the figures of Catullus and Pliny.
Enjoy a well-deserved lunch before continuing to Juliet's balcony at 27 Via Cappello, where Romeo is said to have scaled the wall of Casa di Giulietta. Pose for a photo in the small courtyard and check out the names inscribed on the wall by visitors seeking eternal love.
Board the coach for the drive back to the Venice Maritime Station. From here, take a port bus transfer back to the ship.