Verona – this visit was part of a 2-week trip in Europe (July 2016).
Verona is a romantic Italian city with rich history that has preserved many ancient Roman monuments (including the Arena). The city is also famous due to William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet.
- UNESCO World Heritage Site;
- located close to Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy;
- 2 plays of William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, are set in Verona;
- famous for its Roman amphitheater (with a capacity of 30,000 spectators), the 3rd largest in Italian amphitheater after the Colosseum (Rome) and the Arena in Capua;
- the city suffered considerable damage during World War II, but it has been rebuilt (Castelvecchio Bridge, Ponte Pietra);
Top things to do in/around Verona:
- visit Verona Arena (Roman amphitheater dating to year 30 A.D. and located in Piazza Brà, city’s largest piazza);
- visit Castelvecchio and Ponte Scaligero (medieval castle with its fortified bridge that can be visited for free);
- visit Juliet’s House and admire the famous balcony;
- visit Piazza delle Erbe (Market’s square) that was the town’s forum during the Roman Empire;
- a day trip to Lake Garda (~1h drive);
- 👨👨👧👧visit Parco Natura Viva (zoo with safari park);
- 👨👨👧👧visit Gardaland (amusament park);
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