VERONA, THE TOWN OF ROMEO AND JULIET AND THE ROMAN ARENA
Verona offers many other places to be visited such as the picturesque bridge "Ponte Scaligero" (pic n°4) over the river Adige, or the several other monuments from the Roman time among them 'Arco dei Gavi', a very well preserved Roman arch, the Roman Theatre, still in use today, or the bridge Ponte Pietra (pic n°6) , the only Roman bridge that has survived till now.
The late Medieval period and the Renaissance style have left an impressive heritage to Verona as well. Apart from Roman Verona, almost every important monument of the town comes from that period. Let here mention 'Piazza dei Signori' (pic n°5), a beautiful square surrounded by the late medieval Loggia del Consiglio (the building where the city council had its meeting in the past) and the elegant edifice of Palazzo del Governo (the town hall) that shows many Venetian influences. Torre del Gardello (Gardello Tower), Scaligeri's tombs, and the Church of Santa Maria Antica are other interesting monuments of this period.
Some pictures of Verona:
Arena of Verona (pic n°1); Aida, the famous Giuseppe Verdi opera at the Arena of Verona (pic n°2); Juliet's House with the famous balcony (pic n°3); Bridge Scaligero (pic n°4); Piazza dei Signori (Signori Square) (pic n°5); Ponte Pietra (pic n°6)
Tour: Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet and the Roman Arena
Category: Art City
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Region: Veneto , Italy
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