Verona is referred to as “the city of the tragic love history between Romeo and Juliet”. This place became known all over the world thanks to Shakespeare’s ever so popular work. It has been attracting tens of thousands of tourists thanks to this romantic “image”, on its own.
However there is so much more to this town as far as historical and cultural aspects are concerned: For instance Verona is considered to be the “Italy door”, the reason being it’s the first city that people came to from the North see.It is known to represent the beauty and the characteristics of Italy as it is full of artistic, historical and cultural assets.
Verona is also a city with alleys, squares and typical food. So, besides the romantic lovee story you could also check its famous places, taste its typical food and enjoy its lovely entertainment opportunities.
It is worth mentioning that Verona – thanks to its many historical buildings – has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The town has preserved many ancient Roman monuments, no longer in use, in the early Middle Ages, but much of this were destroyed or heavily damaged by an earthquake on 3 January 1117.
Verona is famous for its Roman amphitheatre, the Arena found in the city’s largest piazza, the Piazza Bra. Completed around 30 AD, it is the third largest in Italy after Rome’s Colosseum and the arena at Capua. It measures 139 metres long and 110 metres wide, and could seat some 25,000 spectators in its 44 tiers of marble seats. The interior is very impressive and is virtually intact, and has remained in use until today for public events, fairs, theatre and open-aired opera during warm summer nights.
To recap, VERONA like many other destinations in Italy has so much to offer and is well worth visiting.