Verona, Italy Verona: More than Romeo and Juliet Mini Guide by Silvia Rossi

Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona the most famous of which is probably Romeo and Juliet. Verona is more charming than a single balcony. Keep your eyes (and camera) ready for the wonders.

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An enormous, spectacular Roman amphitheatre, crumbling on the outside but still functioning today. It was erected in the 1st Century AD in an elliptical shape, and is the world's third-largest amphitheatre to survive from antiquity. Much of the outer ring was damaged during the earthquake of 1117 but the inner part is still intact. Houses on the back are made of stones ruined during this earthquake. The only piece of the outer ring is called "Ala" (wing) from the citizens of Verona. If you can, plan your trip during the Opera season and see a performance in the Arena. Outside the opera season you can visit it during the day.

Verona Arena

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Piazza Bra, often shortened to Bra, is the largest piazza in Veron with some claims that it is the largest in the country. The piazza is lined with numerous cafés and restaurants, along with several notable buildings. In it lie the Verona Arena and Verona's town hall, Palazzo Barbieri.

Piazza Bra

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Home of the Forum in Roman times this is still a focal point of the city. Made by using material such as marble blocks and statues from Roman spas and villas, it contains the 'Britney Verona' fountain, 14th century 'Gardello Tower', and a picturesque daily market.

Piazza delle Erbe

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Palazzo Maffei is a historical palace in Verona on the north-western side of Piazza delle Erbe.

Palazzo Maffei

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The Scaliger Tombs is a group of five Gothic funerary monuments celebrating the Scaliger family who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.

Scaliger Tombs

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Wonderful 14th-century, red brick, fortified castle on the banks of the river Adige. The main castle buildings house the city art museum which is packed with a rich collection of medieval sculpture and Renaissance paintings. As well as the museum, the extensive castle ramparts are great for exploring. The Castelvecchio has an adjoining bridge over the river which is open all the time - walk over the bridge for some fantastic views of the castle on the river.

Castelvecchio

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Castelvecchio Museum is a museum in Verona, northern Italy, located in the eponymous medieval castle. Restoration by the architect Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1973, has enhanced the appearance of the building and exhibits. Scarpa's unique architectural style is visible in the details for doorways, staircases, furnishings, and even fixtures designed to hold a specific piece of artwork.

Castelvecchio Museum

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The Ponte Pietra, once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge that crosses the Adige River. The bridge was completed in 100 BC and the Via Postumia from Genoa to Aquileia passed over it. It is the oldest bridge in Verona.

Ponte Pietra

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Sant'Anastasia is a Gothic-style church of the Dominican Order. It is located in the most ancient part of the city near the Ponte Pietra.

Sant'Anastasia

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The Roman theatre of Verona is an ancient Roman theatre that also has a dedicated museum.

Teatro Romano

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The Giusti Palace and Garden was built in the sixteenth century. The garden is considered one of the finest examples of an Italian garden.

Giardino Giusti

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Porta Borsari is an archway at the end of Corso Porta Borsari. This is the façade of a 3rd-century gate in the original Roman city walls. The inscription is dated 245 AD and gives the city name as Colonia Verona Augusta.

Porta Borsari

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Santa Maria Antica is a Roman Catholic church. It's built in the Romanesque style and dates to 1185, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1117 destroyed the original building that dated back to the end of the period of Lombard domination in the 7th century. The only surviving remains of the 7th-century building is a fragment of a black and white mosaic floor.

Santa Maria Antica

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The Arco dei Gavi (Gavi Arch) was built in the 1st century AD and is famous for having the name of the builder (architect Lucius Vitruvius Cordone) engraved on it, a really rare case in the architecture of the epoque. It originally straddled the main Roman road into the city, now the Corso Cavour. It was demolished by the French troops in 1805 and was rebuilt in 1932.

Arco dei Gavi

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The church of San Giovanni in Foro is located on corso Magenta, near the Piazza Erbe, the site of the ancient Roman Forum on Corso Porta Borsari.

San Giovanni in Foro

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The church of Sant'Eufemia is an ancient church in Verona. A church at the site was likely present by the 11th or 12th centuries, although the main layout we see today was completed only in the 14th century. The gothic belltower contains six bells in F rung according to the Veronese bell-ringing artform.

Sant'Eufemia

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Piazza dei Signori is a square in Verona near the Tower dei Lamberti.

Piazza dei Signori

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