As Shakespeare has it, “there is no world outside these walls…”
The great author placed the action of his famous story “Romeo and Juliet” in Verona and therefore immortalized the city for centuries. Associated with love since its early years, Verona become a destination for loving hearts still referring to its romantic aura today.
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Living on the fortunes of bygone days, Verona learned to make money of its romantic fame. Sitting at the crossroads, it first achieved the glory of the main commercial crossing and afterwards sustained itself through tourism. Profiting from both, Verona shaped diverse cultural flavor and international cuisine from the foreign influx to the city, while with the turn of the century it became a draw for millions of visitors coming for a bite of its old town atmosphere with narrow streets and cobbled squares.
- The Arena, a spectacular Roman amphitheatre unique in architecture and history
- Castelvecchio, a fortified castle referring back to the 14th century
- Piazza delle Erbe served as the Forum in Roman times and today is still a central crossing in the city
- Lamberti Tower, the tallest of Verona's towers was completed in 1463
- Porta Borsari, the remains of a Roman gate from the 2nd century AD
Even though the origins of the city have been lost in the mists of time, Verona had already been populated in the early 89th century BC by Venetians and later served as a Roman colony. The city saw a share of Barbarian invasions being itself a good source of commerce with the Claudia-Augusta road, the Postumia and the Gallic road in the area. In medieval times Verona experienced the heyday under the rule of the Scala family. After Verona often changed hands, from Venice’s dominion to Napoleon's regency until finally it joined Italy in 1866.
Today Verona is a city born from beauty with the most spectacular setting in Italy. The city expands in all directions on the banks of the Adige River and keeps close links to Lake Garda located nearby. Thanks to the background of the Venetian alpine hills Verona is a city with pleasant days year round.
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