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What to do and what to see in Verona

The beautiful Verona extends over the Veneto region and occupies a fundamental position. Known for being the site of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Verona has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over two thousand years, integrating high-quality artistic elements of the different periods that have followed, including in particular the government of the Della Scala family . In fact, if we think only of Romeo and Juliet and the wonderful Balconata then it means that we know very little about the city celebrated by Shakespeare. The tourist economy revolves mainly around this, romanticism, Shakespearean drama and the famous Juliet balcony. Identifying Verona only as the city of Romeo and Juliet has hidden other beauties of this city, not by chance called the "Porta d'Italia": let's find out what else to see in the city and what events to participate in.

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Verona: 9 things to see

A concentration of emotions the beautiful Verona, romance and art enclosed in a single city, known, as already anticipated, especially for the Shakespearean drama and for the love story between Romeo and Juliet; but the city "hides" as many wonders, and for this reason we have made a collection of the nine most beautiful and unexpected things that the city offers to its guests and tourists.

  1. The Arena di Verona: obviously you cannot stay in Verona and not enjoy the beauty and majesty of the arena of Verona, an amphitheater that hosted gladiator shows. It was the fourth amphitheater after the Colosseum in Rome, that of Capua and that of Milan with a solid and imposing structure with the exterior covered in bricks and Veronese stone that create a sparkling chromatic effect.
  2. In second place we find the House of Romeo and Juliet, emblem of Shakespeare's story. The Veronese, but not only, all the Italians have recognized the Capulet house: the legend is linked to reality, finding in it substantial points of reference for the Veronese history.
  3. Church of San Zeno Maggiore: the Church of San Zeno Maggiore is one of the greatest examples of Romanesque architecture in Italy and the current appearance seems to date back to the XII century. In addition to guarding the body of the saint.
  4. Piazza delle Erbe: the oldest square in Verona, where the medieval buildings slowly took the place of the Roman ones.
  5. Piazza dei Signori and Arche Scaligere : square that includes various wonderful for architecture lovers such as the Arco della Costa, Domus Nova, Loggia del Consiglio and the Palazzo degli Scaligeri, Lords of Verona, and the Palazzo del Capitanio.
  6. Piazza BrĂ : it is one of the largest squares in Europe, dominated by the shape of the Arena and embellished by some historic buildings.
  7. Castelvecchio: Cangrande II della Scala wanted the construction of the Castelvecchio to secure a fortress against external dangers.
  8. The Bridges of Verona: all stone bridges have always played an essential function for the city, for transport and for trade.
  9. Hotels in Verona : world-renowned hotels are also irreplaceable for the rooms and all the activities that converge towards a single goal, that is, that which represents the whole city, love and romance.

Things to do in Verona: events

The beautiful things that the city can offer are certainly not over, in fact in addition to the infinite cultural and artistic attractions, Verona is one of the centers that host fun and many events, of various caliber and level, from art, to music to theater. Let's see what is planned for the next few months:

  • The event dedicated to the Mille Miglia "Waiting for the most beautiful race in the world" is back in Verona
  • Sam Smith live at the Arena di Verona for an unmissable concert
  • Valeggio dresses Vintage: the most popular exhibition-market in the province of Verona is back
  • Wake up at dawn and run through the streets of Verona: the running event "5.30" is back.
  • Free admission for mothers to the Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on the occasion of their party.
  • The American 1968 and Martin Luther King at Villa Della Torre Allegrini.

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