Verona

Verona, one of the most interesting cities in Italy, is famous abroad as the city of Romeo and Juliet and the Arena. Verona is also a city full of beautiful and historical places all waiting to be discovered.

Verona’s streets and marbles turn the city an open-air museum with numerous historical and artistic itineraries: “Verona Romana” including Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge), Porta Borsari and Porta Leona, Arco dei Gavi and the Arena, well known for the opera and its shows.

“Verona Scaligera”: known for its streets, squares, noble residences, gothic cathedrals (Sant’Anastasia, San Fermo, San Lorenzo, San Zeno, San Giorgio in Braida, Santo Stefano, Santa Maria in Organo), but also for the Altichiero, Pisanello, Turone’s frescos and for the masterpieces made by the great artists invited to Mastino and Cangrande’s court. “Castelvecchio”: fortress and home to the Scaligeri family, its majestic beauty is still preserved.
Verona has a special connection with culture: It has bewitched famous Latin authors like Catullo and Plinio and it was, for a time, home to the celebrated poet Dante Alighieri that lived at the Scaligeri’s court during his exile and where he wrote the most beautiful parts of the Divine Comedy’s Paradise.

The city has hosted artists such as Mantegna, Pisanello, Tiziano, Paolo Veronese and received famous guests like Goethe, Kafka, Ruskin, Dickens, Madame de Staël, Heinrich Heine, Paul Valéry, Shakespeare.
In Verona, entirely placed under the protection of UNESCO and declared a world heritage site, there is the opportunity to come into close contact with art, music, opera and theatre.

 

Verona has very ancient origins. There is archaeological evidence of settlements dating as far back as the Neolithic Era and foundations dated to the Romans. Its location made the city a nodal point for the northeastern Italy and the whole of Europe.
It then became a commune and afterwards, during the Renaissance, it was conquered by the Serenissima Republic of Venice.

 

Verona was very prestigious even during the Habsburg monarchy, becoming the Italian southernmost point of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The city also has a late nineteenth century and modern history.

The Beautiful City Of Verona

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I disegni sono tratti dal libro” Verona, storia, strade, piazze, palazzi, chiese e monumenti” di Carlo Gorni e Michele Gragnato, ( Ed. Damolgraf Editore). Copyright © Damolgraf Group srl . Tutti i diritti sono riservati a Damolgraf Group srl www.damolgraf.com