Verona shows its history and charm through its architecture of various ages, for which it has also been awarded World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Places to visit in Verona:
Arena, the Roman amphitheatre built in the first century, is in the very central Piazza Bra. Today it is a famous music venue and it has hosted for decades the prestigious summer opera season. While Palazzo della Gran Guardia and Palazzo Barbieri overlook the “Liston”, the large sidewalk that follows the line of Piazza Bra.
The House of Juliet with its famous balcony welcomes thousands of visitors fascinated by the well-known Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
It is a pleasure to walk through the streets in the historic centre of Verona with the children, and mingle with the people that animate the daily city market on Piazza delle Erbe. Adjacent to the square, there are Piazza dei Signori with its Building of Cangrande, the Loggia of Fra Giocondo, and the Building of the Ragione, which shows those passing by the maximum splendour that this city once lived during the Signoria of the Scaliger family.
The Duomo is also worth visiting, as it is home to the famous altarpiece by Tiziano. And don’t forget Basilica of San Zeno, a Romanesque style church where the marriage of Romeo and Juliet took place; and Castelvecchio, now Civil Museum of Verona, which was the ancient castle erected in the fourteenth century by Cangrande della Scala.
In Verona, besides the numerous monuments to see, there are also many interesting festivals and events during the year, such as the Opera Festival at the Arena (from June to September), Verona in Love (a romantic event during the days of St. Valentine), Vinitaly (April), The Horse Exhibition (November) and many others.