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The grandiose Amphitheatre is the monument that more than any other recalls the Roman origins of the city and is also the symbol of Verona throughout the world. Every summer, for over a century, its imposing stone tiers of seats have welcomed the 600,000 spectators of the world's largest open-air opera season.

Fortress of Castelvecchio

Built around the middle of the 14th century by Prince Cangrande II della Scala, it is the city's grandest and most imposing monument after the Arena amphitheatre. Originally named Castello di San Martino in Aquaro, it took the name of Castello Vecchio when a new, even larger and more imposing castle was built by the Visconti family on top of the hill of San Pietro.

Scaliger Bridge

Built in the second half of the fourteenth century by Cangrande II della Scala, the Ponte Scaligero is a magnificent example of fourteenth-century military engineering. With its elegant lines, it soars boldly over the Adige River from the Torre del Mastio, located at the center of the medieval fortress of Castelvecchio.

Juliet's House

Juliet: "Oh! How did you get in here? And for what purpose? The walls that surround this garden are arduous and almost inaccessible; and the place where you stand will be your grave, if any of my people surprise you". Romeo: "With Love's wings I crossed the height of those walls, for there is no barrier to overbearing Love: all that Love can attempt, Love dares; so that I had no regard for yours when I came here"... William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. Act II scene II At number 23 Via Cappello, a natural extension of Via Mazzini, a few dozen metres from the central Piazza delle Erbe, stands the house where, according to tradition, Juliet Capulet lived. An imposing wrought-iron gate bearing the Dal Cappello family coat of arms separates the hallway, where lovers of all ages and places leave evidence of their love, from the public street. The gate leads to a small but bright inner courtyard that welcomes visitors anxious to get to know the places of eternal love.

Erbe Square

Erbe square is an enchanted corner of Verona, perhaps the truest. A corner in which palaces, towers, statues, and architectural elements from various eras have been superimposed, creating a harmonious, unique, and unrepeatable layered collage. In international guides, it is described as one of the most beautiful squares in Italy.

Lamberti Tower

Built in the 12th century and raised several times, it is the highest tower in Verona. From its panoramic belfry, accessible by a flight of stairs or using a convenient lift, you can enjoy an incomparable view from the city center to the surrounding mountains and Lake Garda.

Gavi Arch

Built by the Romans at the beginning of the first century AD, the beautiful Arco dei Gavi is a rare example of a celebratory arch dedicated to a private family. An elegant four-sided arch with an elongated rectangular plan, it was built using heavy blocks of white stone arranged in rows.

Barbieri Palace

Piazza Bra is one of the most beautiful squares in the world, surrounded by monuments from various eras that create a magical and suggestive atmosphere: the imposing Arena, the seventeenth-century Palazzo della Gran Guardia, the Liston teeming with clubs and the neoclassical Palazzo Barbieri, which houses the seat of the Municipal Administration.

juliet's tomb

"I will bury you in a glorious tomb... A tomb? Oh no, unfortunate young man! a bed of flowers awaits you, a bright room is prepared for you, which all around illuminates Juliet's angelic face" (William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet; act V scene III) Reaching Juliet's Tomb from Piazza Brà is quick and easy. From the Roman amphitheatre in the direction of the neoclassical Palazzo Barbieri, walk along the ancient city walls along Via Pallone to the intersection with Via del Pontiere. Turn right into via del Pontiere and walk for about one hundred metres until you see, on the left, the LACONIC GARDENS OF THE FORMER CONVENT OF SAN FRANCESCO AL CORSO, where you will find Juliet's Tomb.

Granguardia Palace

The Gran Guardia is a monumental palace that occupies the south side of the central Piazza Bra and every day seems to want to compete with the mighty Arena. It was conceived as a weapons building, with a vast portico that could be used to review the troops on bad weather days, and OVERGROUNDED BY A NOBLE FLOOR DESTINED TO RECEIVE THE ACADEMY OF ARMS OF THE PHILOTHEIMS. The works for its construction, on project of the architect Domenico Curtoni, began in 1610 but they were suspended in a few years because of the economic straits in which the municipality found itself. Resumed in 1820 under the direction of the architect Giuseppe Barbieri, the same who built the adjacent Town Hall that bears his name, they were completed in 1853.

Roman theatre

Recovered in the second half of the nineteenth century, the ancient Roman Theatre of Verona dates back to the first century BC. It is located at the foot of the hill of San Pietro, in the northern part of the ancient city, and every summer hosts a festival dedicated to Shakespearean theater, son of the immortal love of Romeo and Juliet.

Castel San Pietro

The hill of San Pietro is a picturesque hill that rises for a few hundred meters behind the Roman Theatre. Its top, in an easily defensible position and close to the water of the Adige, has been inhabited since the mists of time. It hosts a nineteenth-century military barracks, built by the Austrians. To visit Castel San Pietro it is possible to take the stairs or reach it by a funicular. 

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Giusti Garden

It is the only sixteenth-century Italian garden in Verona. A green oasis ten minutes from the Arena where you can see collections of flowers, Roman remains and a majestic avenue of cypress trees, fountains, acoustic caves and a maze of hedges among the oldest in Europe. An itinerary of nature, art and history that can be visited in a couple of hours and that culminates in a belvedere with a splendid view of the city.

Signori Square

The difference between piazza Erbe and piazza dei Signori, although located next to each other, is immediate and remarkable: piazza Erbe is as articulated, popular and typically "Italian" as piazza dei Signori is harmonious, aristocratic and intimate. In the Middle Ages it housed the court of the Signoria degli Scaligeri.The difference between Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, even though they are located next to each other, is immediate and striking: while Piazza Erbe is articulated, popular and typically 'Italian', Piazza dei Signori is harmonious, aristocratic and intimate. In the Middle Ages it housed the court of the Signoria degli Scaligeri.

Arche Scaligere

A monumental tomb, majestic and scenic, which for over seven hundred years has housed the mortal remains of the ancient Lords of Verona. Here rest the Princes of the Della Scala family, with their elaborate equestrian sculptures rising towards the sky as if in an endless petrified tournament.

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Brà square

To visit Verona it is natural to start from the central Piazza Bra, which blends in the bright and sunny light that crosses it, buildings of different ages and architectures. The Arena, Palazzo Barbieri and the Gran Guardia are the most famous and admired, but also the Fontana delle Alpi, the Liston with its noble buildings, the Visconti walls, the statue of Vittorio Emanuele II and the Pentagona Tower.

well of love

A small and romantic corner in the ancient heart of Verona, a few steps from Piazza delle Erbe, where a stone well has been present for many centuries. Tradition binds to it the sad epilogue of a love story, which took place during the years in which the city's destiny was tied to that of the Holy Roman Empire.

Basilica of San Zeno

The main masterpiece of Romanesque architecture in Italy, the Basilica of San Zeno is one of the most important buildings in the city. It is dedicated to the eighth bishop of Verona, a saint of African origin who is attributed with numerous miracles and the conversion to Christianity of the people of the Veneto region. The original nucleus of the Basilica dates back to the fourth century, when a small church was erected near the burial place of the Saint.