Verona Italy Travel guide

Verona, Italy Travel Guide

Verona is popularly known as ‘piccola Roma’ or ‘little Rome’. Verona is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy. Verona was the backdrop of Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

Verona became more prominent during the 13th and 14th centuries under the Della Scala family. This period was marked by bloody family feud. One can easily remember the family feud of the families in Shakespeare’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’. A trip to beautiful Verona is really extraordinary.

Attractions: There are many things to see in Verona. Roman Arena is actually an open-air opera house. This very opera house was built in 1st century AD and it also suffered under earthquake in 12th century. At least 30, 000 people can sit here.

From June to August world’s best performers and dramatists perform here. Chiesa di San Fermo is a nice church of Verona and there are actually two churches in one. The Gothic church was actually built over the 11th century Romanesque Church.

One can see the Romanesque church at the underground. Inside the church one can see beautiful frescoes depicting different incidents of the life of St Francis. Chiesa di San Lorenzo was built in the early 12th century. This was a Romanesque church but much later Gothic and Renaissance features were added. Chiesa di Sant Anastasia is Verona’s largest church. Coming here one can see fantastic examples of Veronese art.

The interior is full of loads of frescoes and some of them are really awesome. Verona’s one of the most important places is Juliet’s House where one can sit beneath the balcony. The name of Juliet’s house is Casa di Giulietta. One can see Juliet’s bronze statue and can wish good luck. This place is a favourite place among the lovers.

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture. This very basilica was built in the honour of Verona’s patron saint. The flower-filled cloister has added beauty to the great basilica. One can also see fantastic bronze doors and fascinating frescoes depicting the stories of the life of Jesus. There are also some fine museums in Verona.

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by Coppernob

A much overlooked town.
It has (with Salerno) the oldest University of the World and is still a very "Accademic" town with plenty of low budget cultural events and night life going on.
Argueably it is also one of Italy's top culinary capital but you don't need to spend big $$$ for good food.
Lastly there are a number of towns/ places visitable within a 1 hour train ride:
Parma, Mantova, Ravenna, Verona, Ferrara even Florence is close enough.
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