Due to all of its fabulous sights, Verona has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2000. Why not attend a concert in the Arena, admire the city from the Ponte Pietra or reenact the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet?
The Arena is the most popular sight in Verona. This Roman amphitheatre was completed during the 1st century BC, but is still in use! Not only is it used for opera performances, but also concerts. That’s because the Arena has fantastic acoustics. It has around 22,000 seats, making it the second largest amphitheatre in the world. If you visit Verona in the summer, make sure to visit the annual opera festival.
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” Shakespeare’s Juliet spoke these famous words from the balcony of her home. Although no one knows for certain whether Casa di Giulietta really was the home of the Capulet family, half a million tourists visit it each year. Are you a romantic? Make sure to put a love letter on one of the walls. It’s said that you’ll be lucky in love if you do...
The best views of Verona are from the Torre dei Lamberti. This 84-metre-high tower is located in the heart of the old city centre. Although construction on the tower began back in the 12th century, it was not completed until 1463 – nearly 300 years later! You can climb to the very top of the tower. Good news for those who are exhausted after a day exploring Verona: there’s also a lift!
Piazza delle Erbe is located on the spot of the original Roman forum. The square is surrounded by beautiful buildings, including the 17th-century Palazzo Maffei. Visit the Piazza delle Erbe and see several of the city’s sights all at once! A charming market is held on the square daily, where produce, leather goods and, of course, souvenirs are sold.
Ponte Pietra – stone bridge – is the oldest bridge in Verona. This Roman bridge from the 1st century BC was destroyed by the Germans in 1945, but local residents retrieved all the remains from the river and fully restored this beloved bridge. If you stand in the middle of the Ponte Pietra, you can enjoy beautiful views of the Adige River.
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