Verona has acquired a reputation as one of Italy’s wealthiest and most beautiful cities. Some of its major landmarks and monuments hark back to the days when it enjoyed a lavish Roman lifestyle, or to the medieval age when a handful of the richest families in Verona fought for supremacy and a chance to show off their wealth.
A guided tour of Verona’s most famous landmarks.
A stroll around the city reveals their legacy, taking in landmarks that include everything from lively piazzas (Piazza Bra, Piazza delle Erbe), bordered by grand houses and palaces (Juliet’s Balcony), to the tombs in which they were buried (Scaligeri’s Tombs). Last, but not least, the Arena: Verona’s famous Roman amphitheatre. Built in 30 AD to accommodate more than 20,000 people, it’s one of the best-preserved around today, an incredible place just to stand and imagine just what Roman life must have been really like.
- Language: English