Verona (Veròna) – a city on the Adige River in Veneto region, Italy. The UNESCO World Heritage Site (urban structure and architecture). Location of Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare.
Sights / Things to do and see in Verona:
⇒ Juliet’s house (Casa di Giulietta) – the 13. century building with a famous balcony, inside museum and a bronze statue of Juliet (tickets).
⇒ Piazza Bra – the largest piazza in Verona, with notable buildings, restaurants, cafés.
- Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) – a Roman amphitheatre from the first century AD, today: a music venue with 20,000 people capacity (among others: Opera Festival every summer); it is planned to host closing ceremony of the 2026 Winter Olympics.
- Palazzo Barbieri – Verona City Hall, a palace from mid 19. century.
- Gran Guardia (Palazzo della Gran Guardia) – a palace that was completed in almost 250 years, today: conferences and meetings venue.
- Portoni della Brà – a city gate.
⇒ Piazza delle Erbe (Market’s square) – the oldest square in Verona.
- Torre dei Lamberti – the tallest (84 m) tower in the city, its construction started in 12. century and finished in 15. century. Panoramic views of the city (tickets).
- Madonna Verona Fountain – a Roman sculpture from 380 AD.
- Casa dei Giudici (Judges’ Hall).
- Mazzanti Houses – with frescos.
- Palazzo Maffei – a baroque palace.
- Gardello Tower (Torre del Gardello).
- Lion of Saint Mark statue – the symbol of Venetian Republic.
- Casa dei Mercanti (House of the Merchants) = tody: the seat of the Banca Popolare di Verona.
⇒ Piazza dei Signori – a square with the statue of Dante.
⇒ Roman theatre of Verona (Teatro Romano di Verona) – an ancient Roman theatre from the late 1. century BC.
⇒ Castelvecchio (Castle of Verona) – a fortress from in the 14. century; today: a museum.
- Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore – a Romanesque style church, with he tomb of St. Zeno (the first Bishop of Verona and a patron saint of the city) and the tomb of King Pippin of Italy, richly decorated (among others: the altarpiece “Madonna with child between angels and saints” by Andrea Mantegna).
- Basilica of San Lorenzo – a Romanesque brick and stone church, from 12. century.
- Santa Maria Antica – a small Romanesque church – and Scaliger Tombs (Arche Scaligere) – richly decorated in Gothic style.
- Sant’Anastasia – a church from 15. century.
- Cathedral of Verona (Complesso della Cattedrale di Verona) – a church consecrated in 1187, built in Romanesque style (remodeled in the Gothic and Renaissance)., with the Altarpiece of the Assumption by Titian.
⇒ bridges crossing the Adige river
- Ponte di Pietra (Stone Bridge) – a Roman arch bridge, the oldest bridge in Verona, from 100 BC.
- Ponte di Castel Vecchio / Ponte Scaligero (Castel Vecchio Bridge /Scaliger Bridge) – a fortified bridge from 14. century.
⇒ city gates and arches
- Porta Borsari – a Roman gate, from the 1. century AD, it was the city’s main entrance.
- Porta Leoni – a Roman gate, from the 1. century BC, now in ruin.
- Porta Nuova Verona – from 16. century.
- Arco dei Gavi (Gavi Arch) – from the 1. century AD, with engraved name of the builder.
Aug 7, 2012
Verona, Province of Verona, Veneto region, Italy