Verona

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).

Ξ Juliet’s house webpage (Italian)


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).

Ξ Torre dei Lamberti webpage

  • 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.

⇒ churches

  • 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

Ξ Verona Municipality webpage (Italian)

Ξ Verona webcams

Ξ Verona Tourism webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Verona


See also:

Verona in black and white


Italy on 40thousandkm.com

Białystok: the White Slope

Białystok (the White Slope in Polish) – the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship, the largest city in northeastern Poland, cultural and academic centre of Podlachia (Podlasie), located on the river Biała river banks, near the border with Belarus.


Kościuszko Square and Town Hall – Białystok, Poland

Sights / Things to do and see in Białystok:

  1. Palaces
  • Branicki Palace / Pałac Branickich –  a palace from late 17th century, in 18th century developed in Baroque and Rococo style by the owner Jan Klemens Branicki. Known as Versailles de la Pologne (Versailles of Poland) and Versailles de la Podlachie (Versailles of Podlasie). In the palace complex: gardens, pavilions, sculptures. Now: museum and  Medical University of Białystok buiilding.
  • Branicki Guest Palace
  • Lubomirski Palace
  • Hasbach Palace
  • Nowik Palace

2. Parks and green areas – one third of the city

3. Museums

  • Museum of Podlasie in Bialystok / Muzeum Podlaskie w Białymstoku – a museum in the Town Hall at Kościuszko Square.
  • Historical Museum in Białystok / Muzeum Historyczne w Białymstoku) – a part of the Museum of Podlasie, collections (among others): the middle-class craft utility, the Numismatic Cabinet with 16 000 coins and medals and securities, the memorabilia of the Tatar settlement in the region.
  • Army Museum in Białystok / Muzeum Wojska w Białymstoku
  • The Ludwik Zamenhof Centre / Centrum im. Ludwika Zamenhofa – a museum of the creator of Esperanto language, who was born in Białystok.

4. Performing arts

5. Churches

  • Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Bazylika Mniejsza Wniebowzięcia NMP
  • St. Roch Church
  • St. Adalbert Church
  • Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas

6. Squares and other buildings

  • Kościuszko Square with the Town Hall (Museum of Podlasie) – a place for local products market.
  • tenemens at the main boulevards in the city
  • former textile factories

7. Must try Podlaskie treats

Kościuszko Square (Market Square) – where the local products marke takes place – and surrounding restaurants – are the great spots to try Podlaskie cuisine.


Where next? / Nearby:

  • Supraśl (16 km from Białystok)
  • Koryciny and the Herbal Corner (90 km from Białystok)
  • Białowieża National Park / Białowieski Park Narodowy (95 km from Białystok) – the best preserved part of the Białowieża Forest (the last primaeval forest part in Europe), home to the world’s largest European bison (żubr) population (»webpage).
  • Wigry lake and former monastery (135 km from Białystok)

Kościuszko Square – a brid eye view (by Polskazdrona.pl)


Białystok, Podlaskie Voivodeship, Poland

Ξ Visit Bialystok webpage

Ξ  Bialystok City webpage (Polish)

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


Branicki Palace / Pałac Branickich, Jana Kilińskiego 1, 15-089 Białystok, Poland

Ξ  Branicki Palace webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


Museum of Podlasie in Bialystok / Muzeum Podlaskie w Białymstoku, Rynek Kościuszki 10, 15-426 Białystok, Poland

Ξ  Museum of Podlasie webpage (Polish)

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic – European Art Centre in Białystok / Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska Europejskie Centrum Sztuki w Białymstoku, Odeska 1, 15-406 Białystok, Poland

Ξ  Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps


Bialystok Puppet Theatre / BTL – Białostocki Teatr Lalek, Konstantego Kalinowskiego 1, 15-875 Białystok, Poland

Ξ  Museum of Podlasie webpage (Polish)

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

Jun 24, 2018


⛭ Weather in Białystok


See also:

Białystok: Branicki Palace – Versailles of Poland | Białystok: Music in the city


Poland on 40thousandkm.com

Sunset in the Old Town

In Kraków, Lesser Poland, Poland.


Dec 23, 2016


Kraków, Lesser Poland, Poland

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Krakow


Poland on 40thousandkm.com