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Region: Veneto
Elevation: 59 m a.s.l.
Area: 206,64 km²
Population: 264.354 (as of May, 2011)
Gentilic: Veronesi
Patron: St. Zeno and St. Peter Martyr
Patron-Day: May 25 and April 29

It takes only a couple of hours to reach the fascinating Verona and discover the city of Romeo and Juliet.

Verona is an UNESCO world heritage for its urban structure and its architecture that reflects the different historical periods.
Walking through the streets you can see the medieval centre, the Renaissance palaces, the buildings of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth, the villas in Baroque-style and the more modern areas. In addition, you can see the five perimeter fences built in different ages.

The most important monument in Verona is the Arena, the third Roman amphitheatre for size after the Colosseum and the Capua amphitheatre, but the best preserved. For this reason, it is still used today to host great concerts, but especially the famous opera festival.

The Arena was built around the first century AD outside the city walls for the contests of the gladiators and for public spectacles: this choice allowed a greater stream of inhabitants from the city and also from other towns.

During the Middle Age and until the first half of the eighteenth century, the Arena was used for jousts and tournaments, while in the nineteenth century it housed prose's spectacles.
In 1913, for the first time was suggested the Aida, in honour of the centenary of the birth of Verdi. Thanks to this performance, Arena understood to be a great theatre for the opera, becoming the first real and most important open-air opera theatre in the world.

Piazza delle Erbe is the most ancient square in Verona and it is located on the ancient Roman forum, nerve centre of the political and social life of the city.
On this beautiful square there are the city hall, the Palazzo Maffei in Baroque-style and the statues of Jupiter, Hercules, Minerva, Venus, Mercury and Apollo. In many houses you can see the remains of old painting and in their basements, paths of roads, sewer systems and a basilica.

A must for your visit in Verona is the home of Juliet with its famous balcony. The tragedy wrote by William Shakespeare had a key role in making known all over the world the city and not everything was the result of imagination. In Verona lived both Capuleti and Montecchi, but there is no trace of conflicts between the two families.

In Verona you can breathe a magic air
made of different culture and ages. You will love Verona immediately, a city with more than two millennia of history.

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