Verona in One Day: the great chief town of the Veneto, well-known for its Arena, suggestive amphitheater of the Roman era and chosen as the background for the famous Shakespeare drama. This is a guide to Verona, the town with the Roman Arena and Juliet’s Balcony.
Verona has an ancient historical center, very extensive and well conserved. The Roman municipality of the 49 B.C., reserves standout tracks of that prosperous era. The Roman amphitheater called the Arena, one of the most famous outdoor theatres in the world, the Roman Theatre, the Gavi Arch and the monumental gates (Porta Borsari and the Porta dei Leoni) are magnificent works designed to last millennia.
Noteworthy architectural works remain from the Scaliger’s seignory and the Austrian domination during the Renaissance, but there are also, palaces and squares of every epoch and style in warm, soft colors.
This guide covers a one day visit to Verona, and it also includes day visits to the nearby cities of Vicenza, Padua and the art city of Mantua.
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Verona: A magnificent chief town of the Veneto. It’s well-known for the Arena, the suggestive amphitheater of the Roman epoch. It was chosen as a background at the famous drama of Shakespeare.
Best known for its Shakespeare associations, Verona attracts a multinational gaggle of tourists to its pretty piazzas and knot of lanes, most in search of Romeo, Juliet and all that. But beyond the heart-shaped kitsch and Renaissance romance, Verona is a bustling centre, its heart dominated by a mammoth, remarkably well-preserved 1st-century amphitheater, the venue for the city’s annual summer opera festival. Add to that countless churches, a couple of architecturally fascinating bridges over the Adige, regional wine and food from the Veneto hinterland and some impressive art, and Verona shapes up as one of northern Italy’s most attractive cities. And all this just a short hop from the shores of stunning Lake Garda.
The territory offers tourist destinations also in the naturalistic field: the lake of Garda, hills, and mountains.
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