As the setting of the greatest love story ever told, Verona has a lot to live up to – and it does so with aplomb. You'll fall in love with its Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture before eloping to the gorgeous Lake Garda for the afternoon.
The drama in Verona kicks off at Piazza Bra – site of the Roman Arena – with a one-hour guided tour taking in the Porta Borsari Roman gate, the richly decorated Piazza delle Erbe and the monumental Piazza dei SIgnori, and Juliet's Balcony, where Romeo pledged his love to her. After the tour, you'll have time to explore Verona on your own before heading to Sirmione on the southern shore Lake Garda.
Sirmione is a thing of beauty herself, a long and narrow peninsula jutting out into the lake and in the shadow of the southern Alps. You'll have a couple of hours to explore the town, with must-sees including the lakeside Scaligeri Castle and the villa of legendary opera diva Maria Callas. From Sirmione, you'll return to your hotel.