[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.144) – Verona: The most romatic city in Italy

19-10-2020

(WorldKings.org) About two hours drive from Milan, Italy, you will arrive at Verona. The city has long been famous for the fictional love story of Romeo and Juliet.

Is impossible not to get immersed in the compelling dramatic novel of William Shakespeare, the most famous love story of all time. Follow the steps of the famous locations of the two lovers, the house of Giulietta with her famous balcony, her grave and the house of Romeo are nowadays the major landmarks of Verona. Millions of tourists every year took the traditional picture next to the statue of the most loved Giulietta made by Nereo Costantini situated in the yard of her house.

Although the story of Romeo and Juliet is romantic fiction, the city is packed with authentic history. Because the ancient Romans considered Verona as an ideal place to rest before crossing Alpen, the city has a wealth of Roman ruins.

In this city, you can find a Roman amphitheater in the world’s third-largest from the first century AD. The amphitheater is also home to the summer opera festival in Verona.

Another must-see is Scaliger Tombs, in the heart of the old town center. This monument in the gothic style was designed as monumental tombs for the lords of Verona, the Scaligeri family. As you will notice, in the shape of a small temple and covered by a baldachin, they are one of the most evocative sights of the city and as well as a noteworthy example of Gothic art.

Corso Porta Borsari is one of the elegant shopping areas in Verona. Here, you can walk around while looking at the remains of Roman, medieval reliefs, and the beautiful old facade are scattered among the luxurious shop windows. Corso Porta Borsari from, you can move on to the Piazza Erbe, Verona market square. This place has become the location of associations of people since Roman times.

According to romeoandjulietguide.com and agriturismoilporcellino.com


Mihan (Collect and edit) (World Records Union - WorldKings.org)

 

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