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Verona – a Historical Italian town filled with heritage sites of art and literature
Verona is a historical city centrally located in Veneto, Italy. It can be found at the northern part of the country. The city is also found between various famous Italian cities such as Florence and Venice.
Verona can be translated as “Venetian city on the river” based on the Etruscan language. Verona underwent a long history before it became the city it is now.
The city can first be characterized with the Romans. The city became a Roman colony in 89 BC. Various famous Roman monuments were made such as the Arena and Roman Theatre in this period. Emperors also frequently stayed in the city. Christianity was also introduced in this period.
The city later underwent various occupations and cultures in high medieval times. The city was submitted to Venice in 1405 AD. The city was later given to Spain through the Treaty of Brussels in 1516 AD. However, it was ceded to France. France then gave it back to Venice. Changes occurred in the city in its return to Venice. Artistic and cultural developments embellished the city such as churches and palaces.
Napoleon later occupied the city in 1797 AD. It became an Austrian territory later when Napoleon signed the Treaty of Campo Formio. The city became a part of Italy again with the evacuation of the Austrians in 1866.
Now, Verona has become a prosperous city both in economy and tourism. You will find at this world heritage site annual fairs, musical drama works, luxury five star accommodations and various historical monuments.
At Verona, you will find various tourist attractions such as:
The Arena at Verona
This roman amphitheatre is the third largest in Italy.
Dimensions: 139 m long by 110 m wide
Capacity: 25,000 people
Today, the arena serves as a place for various occasions such as fairs and other public events. Operas or musical drama works are also held here in summer nights.
Roman Theatre of Verona
This ancient theatre is considered to be one of the most important ones in Northern Italy.
The theatre was used for plays and ballets in the past. Now, the place is considered a historical monument with inexpensive shelter accommodation nearby it.
Casa di Giulietta
The house of Juliet centrally located at Verona is famous because of its connection with the popular Shakespeare tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
Currently, it is open for tourist accommodation visits. You will find the famous Capulet of arms on the courtyard entrance. You will find the restored Tomb of Juliet, frescoes and pottery from the Renaissance period inside the house.
You will find Juliet's balcony outside. It is featured in one of the famous scenes of Romeo and Juliet. You will also find on the courtyard another attraction: the luxury bronze statue of Juliet. This was made by Nereo Costantini.
Ponte di Pietra (Pons Marmoreus)
Ponte di Pietra is a stone bridge made as a passage through the Adige River.
The bridge was first completed in Verona around the 1st century or 100 BC. It was rebuilt with the original materials later after World War II in 1957.
Some of its memorable features are the four arches and chain locks on the bridge.
Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore
The Basilica is a religious architecture memorable as the place where Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet had their marriage.
The basilica is mainly dedicated to St. Zeno (Patron Saint of Verona) and is famous for its:
Romanesque edifices and facades (the rose window, lions of the porch, and the bronze door)
72 meters high bell tower
Inner crypt, Chiesa plebana church, and presbytery
Church of San Procolo and the abbey next to the basilica
You will also find many more tourist destinations centrally located in the city such as:
Basilica of San Lorenza
Statue of Dante Alighieri
Piazza delle Erbe
Santa Maria Antica
Arco de Gavi
You will need a place to stay if you travel to Verona. You can find a lot of great options for your stay in the city.
There are a lot of luxury hotels you can choose in the city. These hotels can offer various accommodations at excellent prices. These accommodations include single rooms, double rooms, and triple rooms. Location is another factor in choosing a hotel. You can find hotels near the Arena. There are also great accommodations near the house of Juliet. So start searching. There are numerous great places to stay in Verona.
Transport & Security
Transportation is available to or within the city. You can either choose to take a train or a bus.
Travel by train to enter or go outside the city. You will find in the city their main railway station: Verona Porta Nuova.
You can also take the train here for travel to other parts of Italy such as Venice, Bologna, Innsbruck, Mantua, Modena, Legnago and Rovigo.
Take the bus to travel to your hotel or to the tourist spots. You can use their main bus Transport Company: Azienda Trasporti Verona (ATV).
The trip from your cheap hotels or apartments accommodation with their bus is cheap and secure. Use their inexpensive travel services to visit the tourist destinations in the city.
Did you know that Verona is a UNESCO world heritage site and the image on the left is their coat of arms?
Did you also know that written works about Romeo and Juliet were made before William Shakespeare made the play, Romeo and Juliet? It is believed that he read the works and based the story for his play there. Shakespeare also never actually travelled to Verona.
You may see chain locks on the bridge at Ponte di Pietra. They actually symbolize confessions of true love in Italy.
You will discover a lot of remarkable things about their culture and city. So visit Italy. Go to Verona. Take a look at what the Northern cultural city has to offer you.