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The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

What if Shakespeare’s starcrossed lovers Romeo and Juliet actually had a different fate? When visiting Verona, solve a mystery based on the Bard’s tragic tale by solving a series of puzzles and clues that take you through the ‘City of Love.’ Have fun putting the pieces together as you travel to landmarks like Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, the Scaliger Tombs and Forti Palace. Along the way, boost your brain power with a complimentary snack and drink.
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3 hours
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The Shadow of Palladio: Legends and Mysteries Guided Tour

Collect clues and decipher riddles to solve the mysterious death of Andrea Palladio, the eminent Italian architect from Vicenza. On a 3-hour tour of the city, you’ll learn about the architect’s work during the Renaissance, and hear intriguing theories about his death. What did he do in his final days? How did he meet his untimely end? Puzzle it out, and see some of Vicenza’s impressive monuments at the same time. Wine and snacks are included.
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3 hours
from $402.07

Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

Follow the clues to solve a 700-year-old cold case on a fun and interactive murder mystery tour in Verona. Uncover the true story behind the murder of Cangrade della Scala, a Veronese lord, as you solve riddles on a scavenger hunt that takes you to landmarks of medieval Verona including the Castelvecchio, Piazza Bra Sant’Elena church and the Scaliger Tombs.
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3 hours
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ItalianDani3113 wrote a review Jan 14
Verona, Italy6 contributions
This was such a great and exciting experience! I will never think of Romeo and Juliet the same way again. So worth it!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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nachoValencia wrote a review Nov 2017
Luxembourg219 contributions76 helpful votes
Thanks to Tripadvisor we came across this fun activity in Verona. Even though we could not join a scheduled event, we did a private session with Francesco to discover the truth about Romeo and Juliette. The arrangements were done a couple of days before the planning day. They replied very promptly and efficiently by email. It is a very creative approach to enjoy the city from a different perspective. You are fully immersed in the story and the puzzles and games will keep you very busy. They take care of all the details and the connection between different locations happens very smoothly through the story. There is a break were a delightful aperitif is served in a local place. Our host Francesco made our one-day stay in Verona a very unique experience. His passion for history and his town is merged with his charismatic style to tell stories. If you like “Escape rooms” and are bored of the conventional guided tours or guidebooks, this is definitely for you. The concept they have developed is just unique. You will not be disappointed. We are eager to do the other tours they offer. Congratulations for the good job!
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Date of experience: November 2017
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klfergu wrote a review Apr 2017
Germany7 contributions4 helpful votes
Francesco was our tour guide and he was welcoming from the moment we met him. We wanted to make the tour of Verona something different than the traditional for our teenage daughters. Francesco did this (for them and for us), He had fun clues and puzzles to solve which made us take a closer look at things like buildings, piazzas, etc. We learned not only about the traditional Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet from this tour, but also the other written works that could have been the forerunners to this classic. Francesco was a wealth of knowledge, and an engaging guide. This tour included an aperitif of appetizer-type foods and a drink each. The food was delicious and the locale accommodated our vegetarian needs beautifully. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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mona39 wrote a review Jul 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom185 contributions73 helpful votes
I booked this tour not really knowing what to expect but we were presently surprised! Francesco our tour guide was brilliant and extremely knowledgeable even about things that weren't to do with our tour (killing cangrande). The tour was very interactive and it was a great way to learn about history whilst making it fun at the same time. We ended up having a private tour as another family didn't turn up which suited us! Having an aperitif and a drink in the middle of the tour was a great idea and it was good to get a chance to talk to francesco. I wish we could have got a chance to do the other tour but unfortunately we didn't! I would highly recommend anyone to do this tour whilst in Verona. Thank you Francesco!
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Sophie S wrote a review Jul 2016
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This was our first private guided tour as a family as we usually visit places in a more informal way. We did the cangrande murder mystery and it was good fun. What I liked the most though was getting an overview of several areas of central Verona, including some places that are a bit more out of the way. Our guide had many interesting things to say about the history of Verona and was very friendly in answering our many questions. The aperitivo stop was very appreciated too.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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