What to see in Verona? Not only the famous Arena or the Palace of the Grand Guard but also the romantic Juliet balcony and of course Juliet's house, near Piazza delle Erbe. We propose a path with our suggestions of 10 things to visit in this beautiful city.
The Arena di Verona is the first stage of the places to see in town. It is close to Piazza Bra. The Arena hosts often concerts and shows of many Italian and foreign artists. The Roman amphitheater has a structure, built of brick, covered externally by Veronese stone that tends to give a brilliant effect, incastonandola as authentic gem.
Verona was the scene of one of the greatest tragedies ever plays: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Juliet's house is a must for anyone visiting the city and has a romantic spirit or just curious. The balcony has lived the troubled love affair overlooking the inner courtyard, the scene of a bronze statue of Juliet. Know that photograph the balcony without nessunbo around is quite difficult, it is displayed on a small courtyard naturally full of tourists and curious.
Piazza delle Erbe is one of the most experienced squares of Verona. The market for fruit and vegetables, authentic attraction, gives life to the square: its white umbrellas and its splendid goings are now part of life. At the center it imposes the "Madonna Verona", an ancient fountain from Roman times, a symptom of the strong Roman influence.
Find you in Piazza delle Erbe in the shadows of white umbrellas, we may want to look up at the sky and see the Torre dei Lamberti. The tower is 84 meters high and you can walk or elevator to reach the top where, in addition to breathe pure oxygen, you can admire the city from a wonderful prospect. If you are a photography enthusiast this is an opportunity to take your picture perfect overview.
Verona Cathedral is a true architectural masterpiece. Born on the ruins of two early Christian churches, the facade, however, is the result of a stylistic mix of Gothic and Romanesque. The internal colonnade, with local red marble pillars, dividing the Cathedral into three naves, worked in the past by great artists from Verona.
A must-visit is to see the Castelvecchio. Built on the will of Can Grande della Scala, it stands beyond the river as an old military fortress. The great fear of popular revolts and infighting forced Grande della Scala to build this house of mold mediaevale across the river to ensure the noble family a plausible escape to the countryside. Castelvecchio to connect to the city, it was decided to build a bridge embattled, known as Ponte Scaligero.
Have you ever visited a Radio Museum? If you are an avid media and communication one of the things to do is to head to Via del Pontiere 40, to find this museum. The Radio Museum is semi-private and you can trace the entire history of radio: the telegraph, the war, up to his most recreational uses and modern.
Just minutes from the Arena, is a maze surrounded by nature, known as Giardino Giusti. The Roman finds, also present here, are surrounded by tree-lined streets and flowers which in turn lead to a lookout from which to admire the city in all its beauty. Giardino Giusti is a must-visit for anyone who wants to spend a few hours in the countryside, forgetting the great metropolis.
"Breaking down stereotypes Westerners" - This is the goal of the Colombian Fathers, the founders of the African Museum. Documents interesting and rare items are guests of a museum that forms part of the 10 things to do for its strong cultural component. The museum is a gateway to the African continent, but remains among the banks of the Adige.
In imperial times was the main entrance to the city, while in Roman times was known as Porta Iovia Wall Bridge is a true gateway to the city. Two arches supporting the structure, set between two rows of buildings, stands out as the vanishing point of the architectural design.
Verona is a city that has lived and lives the love for art and literature every day, walking in Piazza delle Erbe and visiting the courtyard where the statue of Juliet look and not look at that balcony.