Verona is one of the richest Italian cities and incredibly beautiful, located in the Veneto region. It has five strips of city walls. The coat of arms of Verona dates back to the 13th century. The city was awarded the Italian Military Order in 1991.
Monuments and attractions
There’s a lot going on in Verona in the summer. The Verona Festival has been organized since 1913, the Verona Theater Summer since 1984, and the Schermi d’amore, a festival dedicated to cinema, mainly dramatic cinematography, since 1996. In the historic setting, it is especially good to listen to jazz concerts and watch dance performances. The cyclical Tocati Verona event promotes culinary art, games and music typical of this region of Italy.
What is worth seeing in Verona?
- Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater – the third largest facility of this type, from the 1st century AD. It could accommodate up to 30,000 spectators of gladiator fights (currently only half). Carefully preserved since the Renaissance. Ticket – PLN 42.
The houses of Romeo and Juliet in Verona, Shakespeare’s lovers. Juliet’s house with the most famous balcony in the world is located at Via Capello 23, Romeo’s house at nearby Via Arche Scaligere 4. Juliet’s tomb is located in the monastery of the Friars Minor, in the sarcophagus, and civil weddings are celebrated in the building.
- Torre dei Lamberti in Verona, a viewing point with 368 steps.
- City walls. Five strips of walls were built in different periods and have been preserved to varying degrees. You can admire, among others: remains of the Roman Empire (only ruins have survived), thirteenth-century buildings (with three towers, including the pentagonal Bra Gate), Venetian and Austrian embankments and bastions, and the walls of the Della Scala family on St. Hill. Peter.
- Lake Garda in Verona with Mediterranean vegetation. They are surrounded by historic remains of Roman and medieval buildings, charming towns and promenades encouraging long walks. It is an excellent water sports center, attracting European tourists.
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare was not in Verona. He knew the city only from literary works and identified it with Venice. He made Verona a supporting character in “Romeo and Juliet”. However, in the comedies “The Taming of the Shrew” and “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, the main character, Petruccio, comes from the city. The famous Englishman described Verona as the “city of lovers”. Thanks to the writer’s love for Verona, there are as many as 27 towns with the same name all over the world.
The Capuleti and Montecchi families did exist, but there is no evidence that Romeo and Juliet’s love could have been more than just a figment of Shakespeare’s literary fantasy. The Capulet family lived in Julia’s house, which is confirmed by the church coat of arms in the courtyard. There is also a bronze statue of Juliet here, and legend has it that touching her right breast will bring luck in love.
The famous balcony was rebuilt in the last century. This is a must-see photo location for every tourist.