Verona, Italy: Travel/Tourist Information Guide
Verona, in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, is also known as the City of Love. It is one of the most visited attractions in Italy and it due to its archeological heritage, it is considered as a “small Rome”. It was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. The city is famous as it is the place where William Shakespeare set his play, Romeo and Juliet. Despite being only an hour away from the more popular tourist destination, Venice, Verona is considered as a more relaxed, pleasant place to visit by many people. The city is also famous for its summer opera season, history, music, open air theatre, famous wines, excellent food and more. It was an important Roman town and it is rich in acheological sites, the grandest which is the Roman Arena, where operas are performed during the summer. The area boasts numerous buildings of artistic and historic value such as castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries and old Romanesque parishes.
Nowadays, the medieval lanes of the historic centre is filled with smart shops and cafes. Moreover, Verona’s museums, churches contain fine works of art. The climate is usally hot in summers and cold, humid in winters. Verona takes its most visitors during the summer. It is very easy to reach Verona from other parts of Italy and Europe. It’s on a major railway line and there’s an international airport close by and several other airports within a couple of hours travel.