Limos report excursion make in june 2009 with Mercedes R SUV
0900 Meeting with your Driver in Venice Piazzale Roma and starting the Tour in direction to Verona. 1015 Arrival in Verona. Verona stands on the banks of the Adige against a hilly backdrop. It is the second most important art centre in the Veneto region after Venice. You ill start your sightseeing driving around the 16th century wall passing by "Porta Nuova", "Porta Palio" and "Porta San Zeno where you will turn to the city center. Some meters and the driver will stop in front of San Zeno church, one of the finest Romanesque churches in northern Italy. It was built on the basilical plan in the lombard style in the 12th century. In the entrance, there are admirable bronze doors (11-12 century) with scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The next stop is Castelvecchio, a splendid fortified complex that was built in 1354 by Cangrande II Scaliger. You will have a little walk through the Castle and the Scaligeri bridge across the Adige River. The driver will wait at the end of the bridge. With the vehicle you pass one of the residential area of the town to reach "Castel San Pietro" up the hill. The terraces afford splendid views of Verona. Again on the road to reach the city center. The driver will stop the car at the Post Office square from where you will start your walking tour: the Juliet's balcony, "Piazza delle Erbe", the square of Herbs where palaces and old houses, some with pink marble columns and frescoes, make attractive framework round the square. "Piazza Dei Signori", an elegant square which resembles an open-air drawing-room. in a side of the square the "Arche Scaligere", tombs of the Scaligers. The driver will made the last stop in Piazza Brà, where you will visit the "Arena", the roman amphitheatre that date back the I century. In summer it is the venue for a prestigious opera season. In this square you can have your lunch. The driver can suggest you the restaurant. 1230 Departure from Verona to the Valpolicella are. Stop in an important winery: "***", one of the most prestigious, historical Villa of the Valpolicella. We suggest a light lunch with local products and *** wines. You need a reservation 1500 another visit of the *** winery. It's located in Fumane di Valpolicella. Since the XVI century, the *** family has carried on their agricultural activity at the rural Giara Court. ***, head of the latest generation, is considered an absolute protagonist of oenological history in this land, thanks to his competence and human qualities, while Walter, his firstborn son, who died prematurely, was able to valorise the winegrowing patrimony in an original and innovative manner, following the teachings of his father. The heredity of the company is today carried forward by M. and F., with an ingeniousness and passion worthy of the unanimous approval of consumers and international critique. 1600 Time to leave the Valpolicella area 1800 Back to Venice Piazzale Roma by the A4 highway.