Founded in the first century BC, historic Verona boasts a stunning number of monuments from medieval and Renaissance times, and is also an outstanding example of a military stronghold.
The following excursions are included on all standard Saga holidays of seven nights or longer at the Parc Hotel Paradiso.
Explore the surrounding area independently at a leisurely pace as you are given a full-day boat pass, with transfers included to and from Peschiera
Lake Garda is the largest and the most popular of all the Italian lakes.
Admire the beautiful scenery of the countryside and sample the local produce during your included wine tasting visit.
Plus on holidays of 14 nights or longer:
According to legend, these mountains were once dark and bleak, until, at the request of a princess, some dwarfs captured the moonlight, wove it into a dense net and cast it on the mountains, creating shimmering pink hues.
In reality, the Dolomites are ancient coral reefs once covered by a shallow, warm sea. After millions of years, the sea receded, and the sea bed was raised.
This tour travels to heights of at least 2,000 metres, therefore you should be in good health and are advised to consult your GP if you have any concerns about altitude or medical conditions.
Verona is best known by the British for its associations with Shakespeare.
During your free time in this ancient city you can visit Juliet's house (admission not included) and see the famous balcony. The narrow medieval streets are a delight to explore.
Verona is also a city with great artistic and architectural treasures, and well-preserved Roman remains, of which the most famous is the Amphitheatre. This is the largest in Europe after the Colosseum in Rome, and is still used for renowned outdoor opera performances in the summer. Also visit Porta Borsari, one of the original Roman gates.