Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti) Tours
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Piercing the sky high above Verona’s historic Piazza delle Erbe, the 12th-century Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti) is one of the most eye-catching landmarks in this UNESCO-listed city. Climb 84 meters (275 feet) to the panoramic terraces and belfry at the top for 360-degree views over Verona’s historic center.
The original tower was built by the powerful Lamberti family in 1172, but the top was damaged by lightning in 1403. Forty years later, the tower was restored and expanded into the tallest in Verona. Today, the Lamberti Tower is one of the most popular attractions in the Piazza delle Erbe—home to the Baroque Palazzo Maffei, crenellated Casa dei Mercanti, and frescoed Mazzanti houses—and is included in walking tours of Verona along with the Roman arena in Piazza Bra, the Castelvecchio bridge and museum, and the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The views from the top of the tower are the best in Verona, so be sure to bring your camera.
- You can reach the top via the 368 steps inside of the tower, or the glass-sided elevator.
- Kids especially love the vertiginous climb up to the scenic platform.
- The tower is accessible to wheelchair users via the elevator.
How to Get There
Verona is located in Italy’s Veneto region, halfway between Venice and Milan and just west of Padua. Piazza delle Erbe and the Lamberti Tower are in the historic center of Verona, about a 30-minute walk from the train station or 15 minutes by bus.
When to Get There
The best time to visit the tower is morning or late afternoon, when the light is perfect for taking photos of the view. Verona is known as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and the city holds its Verona in Love festival each year around Valentine’s Day, with special events and exhibitions.
The Bells of Torre dei Lamberti
The Lamberti Tower was originally built as a city watchtower to warn the citizens of impending disasters such as fire or attacks by the Venetians. Two bells were installed in the tower: the smaller, the Marangona, was used for fire alerts; the larger, the Rengo, was used to call citizens to arms or to call city council to meetings.
Address: Via della Costa, 1, Piazza delle Erbe, Verona 37121, Italy
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti)
Explore Verona on a walking tour, then finish with wine and snacks in one of the city’s wine bars. This afternoon experience introduces you to city highlights such as Verona Arena and Juliet’s House as well as the tucked-away treasures that many visitors miss. Hear the tragic legend of the Well of Love, and learn about the excavations of the Scavi Scaligeri site as you explore.
Famous for its romantic, Shakespearean associations, and also home to Roman-era ruins, Verona offers visitors a variety of attractions to discover. On this introductory walking tour, you’ll be given the perfect overview of its key sights, from Juliet’s House and the Piazza Bra (home to a Roman amphitheater) to the subterranean Scavi Scaligeri ruins. As you go, listen to your guide and learn all about Verona’s wealth of history.
Get to know the streets of Verona and its many attractions on a 75-minute walking tour. With maximum 10 people per group, you enjoy ample opportunity to ask questions about the Italian city’s history and landmarks. See a 2,000-year-old amphitheater, pass through the Jewish Ghetto, stop in Piazza delle Erbe, and much more. After the tour, you feel ready to branch out and explore Verona independently.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti)?
The best ways to experience Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti) are:
- Walking Tour in Verona with Wine Tasting
- Walk Through Verona - Guided Tour
- Charming Verona tour for small groups
- Olive oil extra vergin, Bruschetta and cheese selection in Verona city centre
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