Verona and Surroundings
Verona is an Italian town of 260 293 inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous province located in Veneto. The city of Verona, known as the site of the Romeo and Juliet tragedy, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its urban structure and architecture.
Verona can be considered, the second city after Rome in Italy, for the presence of Roman remains so well preserved. The brightness of the marbles of its monuments will take you two thousand years back in time: the Arena amphitheater, the magnificent presence of Piazza Bra ‘, the Roman Theater, the oldest of the Amphitheater, built on the slopes of the Castel San Pietro hill as a natural setting for the city; Ponte Pietra, Pons Lapideus, built on the point of the Adige used as a ford by the first people; The Triumphal Arch of the Gavi, a celebratory monument of one of the richest families in the city ….
Squares and Monuments
Verona is an Italian town of 260 293 inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous province located in Veneto. The city of Verona, known as the site of the Romeo and Juliet tragedy, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its urban structure and architecture: Verona is a clear example of a city that has developed progressively and continuously during two thousand years, integrating artistic elements of the highest quality of the different periods that have occurred; it also represents in an exceptional way the concept of a fortified city in several crucial stages of European history
The Arena and the Works
Every year the Verona Arena attracts tourists from all over the world. Once a theater of fights between gladiators, today it is considered the ideal architecture to stage the Opera and great concerts of international artists. Built around 2,000 years ago, the Verona amphitheater has survived over time, always maintaining a prominent position within the city’s public and cultural life. It was in 1913 that the Arena acquired a primary importance for Italian music and theater: in that year the great Giovanni Zenatello produced, in fact, the first performance of Aida on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi.
Juliet’s house is a medieval palace in Verona, located in Via Cappello, a short distance from the central Piazza delle Erbe. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet found evidence in Verona and the imagination mixed legend and reality, so much so that various places where the story told by Shakespeare were recognized. The site is one of the major attractions for tourists visiting Verona. Such attention often makes the backyard of the house very crowded, and on top of that, souvenir shops for tourists have been opened. The passageway that gives access to the courtyard is entirely covered with graffiti and love-themed tickets left by many visitors.