How to Buy and Use the Verona Card in Italy

Save Money on Tourist Attractions and Museums in Verona

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As the setting for several of Shakespeare's plays, Verona is a beautiful and historic city, with many cultural attractions to see. To make the most of your visit, you may be able to save time and money by purchasing a Verona Card, an all-inclusive ticket to most attractions, museums, and churches as well as free bus transportation within the city. Although there are some attractions it does not cover, you can use the card to get a discount.

Here's how the card works: 

How to Buy and Use the Verona Card

The Verona Card can be purchased at the ticket office at popular attractions although you cannot buy it at the Lamberti Tower. Some hotels and tobacconist shops also sell them.

When you buy a card you don't have to use it immediately. Its validity starts with the first admission for which you use it (the first time it is stamped) and it's good for 24 or 48 hours after that for one admission to each site plus bus travel (the 48 hour version is only a few more euro than the 24 hour version so it makes a good choice even if you plan to use it only once or twice the next day).

Once you have the card you don't need to buy any tickets, saving you time because you don't have to stand in ticket lines, just show your card and the ticket taker will mark off the attraction. Admission is free to attractions for children under 8 and to churches for children under 12.

Most attractions open at 8:30 AM and close at 7:30 PM and are closed Monday mornings but hours may vary by site and by season. Churches have shorter opening hours and cannot be visited Sunday mornings or during other services.

Tourist Attractions and Museums on the Verona Card

  • Roman Arena
  • Lamberti Tower (extra one euro charge for elevator)
  • Juliet's House (there's no charge to see the famous balcony)
  • Juliet's Tomb and Fresco Museum
  • Roman Theater and Archeology Museum
  • Castelvecchio - Castle and Museum
  • Cathedral (Duomo) Complex
  • Church of Santa Anastasia
  • Church of San Fermo
  • Church of San Zeno
  • Lapidary Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Radio Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Artistic Historic Typography Museum
  • Modern Art Gallery

Museums That Offer a Discount With the Verona Card

  • Sala Boggian on the Castelvecchio Museum
  • Miniscalchi Erizzo Museum
  • AMO - Arena Museo Opera
  • African Museum
  • Giusti Garden

Be sure to check the Verona Card website as prices and list of attractions and discounts may change.