Verona art city along the Adige river
Verona art city stands on the banks of the Adige, the second longest river in Italy. Hence against a hilly backdrop of the Italian Prealps. Furthermore, it is the second most important town in the Veneto region. Verona is a city that has had lots of influences in the centuries that we see until the present day. As a result, there is the Roman amphitheater that stands in one of the most beautiful squares of Italy. And they use it now for the opera season (July and August), as well as for the concerts and events.
In the Middle Ages, Verona became one of the most important cities thanks to the Lordship of the Scaligers. Castelvecchio, which now it houses the museum of the city, was the Lords place of residence. And not far, the church of San Zeno that is a great example of the Romanesque style. Inside the church, we can also find the altarpiece of San Zeno that is a masterpiece of Mantegna. Furthermore in the center of the town, the Cathedral and St Anastasia church worth a visit. And also all the area with Piazza Delle Erbe and Dei Signori.
The Republic of Venice
Since the 400th, remarkable is the influence of the Venetian Republic. Most of all with the construction of wonderful palaces.
And in the 800th, when the Austrian dominates the town, they made lots of military buildings.
Well, today, one of the most visited places by tourists is Juliet’s house with its balcony. And for sure it became so famous for the Shakespeare tragedy that blends the legend with the reality.
The town of Verona was also the place of birth of one of the most important painters of the Renaissance. His name was Paolo Veronese.
And just below there are some proposals for the day excursion in one of the most important art cities: