The city of Verona has a long and significant history. But she was given the glory of the world, after serving as a backdrop to one of the most famous and sad love stories in history. This is the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, the pair of lovers who became the most famous romantic couple in the world. Their story was immortalized at the end of the 16th century, when Romeo and Juliet, a play by the greatest playwright William Shakespeare, was considered one of the most famous plays in the history of the theater.
The story of the two is about the young couple in love, each of them belongs to one of two families in Verona, who are in an old and difficult conflict. When they discover that because of the hatred between their families, their love can not be realized, the two lovers decide to die, only to realize their love and to remain together in their deaths.
To this day thousands of tourists flock to see the famous terrace where Romeo and Juliet confessed their love for one another. The photograph with Julia's bronze statue and the visit to the pedestrian mall facing her home are a real tourist duty in the city. In the opinion of many, those who did not come to Julia's house - was not in Verona!
On the other hand, the identification of Verona as the city of Romeo and Juliet has dimmed quite a few of the other wonderful aspects of the city, which many consider "a gateway to Italy." This is because it presents to those coming from the north, the beauty, characteristics and character of Italy. And by the way, not many people know that the magic of Verona brought Shakespeare, the legendary playwright, to write not one but three plays that take place in it. Apart from Romeo and Juliet, the "Taming of the Shrew" and "Two Gentlemen in Verona" play in this wonderful and beautiful city.
The city of Verona is an excellent choice for those interested in a star trip to northern Italy and Tuscany. A star trip, based on a central place of residence, in an area where you wish to travel, allows you to go out for day trips and return to it every night. From Verona you can easily stroll to Tuscany, Venice, the Dolmites or Lake Garda.
See all the city attractions in the tag Verona.
But despite many legends, myths and conjectures, it is unclear who founded it and what its name is, Verona. What is known is that the city was probably founded around 550 AD.
The heyday of Verona was recorded in the Middle Ages, between the 13th and 14th centuries, when it was ruled by the Scaligerian regime, the rich and powerful aristocracy, the Della Scala family. Strong fortresses, impressive bridges and magnificent castles were built in the city.
During World War II and although not considered one of the main cities in Italy, Verona was one of the most bombed targets. The main reason for this was the fact that it was sitting on the meeting between the two main axes in Italy - between the Venice-Milan road and the Rome-Brenner road on the border with Austria.
Today, Verona is considered a popular city for tourists, especially and naturally the city of Romeo and Juliet, among lovers of romance and love.
The city stretches from the banks of the Adige River to the foot of the Alps in the north. It is located great in northern Italy and close to Tuscany. It is easy to get out and reach within two hours, to the Dolmites in the north, Venice in the east, or to Lake Garda in the west.
The calm and nature lovers will prefer spring and autumn, between May and June and between September and early October. These are the most convenient months to travel to Verona and the surrounding area. In the spring, the beautiful weather and nature surrounding the city are added to the comfortable weather.
Those who have difficulties will certainly choose public transport, but those who can - the transportation within the city is mainly on foot. This is, in many minds, the best way to see Verona and experience the charming alleys of the city, its hidden corners and its magnificent squares.
Many make a dash from Verona to Venice. The fast Eurostar train reaches the city of canals at one hour. Local train - about two and a half hours.
Another of the classic dishes of Verona is the risotto based on the local Amrona wine, which is a rich and wonderful dish of rice. This is a must-have for lovers of Italian and Veronese cuisine.
Another must in northern Italy is the polenta, which is often eaten here. For dessert you will probably want to taste "Julia's Kisses", which is a local and romantic dessert based on chocolate.
There are stores of young designers and leading fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Swarovski, Bulgari, Prada, Benton and Gucci. Even the finest shoes you should buy in the city, famous for its leather industry. There are plenty of antique shops, delicatessens and excellent food,
In the heart of Verona's tourist area is its main shopping area. The heart of Verona and one of the elegant shopping streets is Via Mazzini. It connects Piazza del Bara and Piazza delle Erbe.
In the city center you will find other major shopping streets, including Via Roma, Via Capello, Corso Fortuny Borsary and Piazza del Arba. In addition to fashion, you will also find gadgets, electronics, cosmetics and souvenirs stores.
Verona has wonderful neighborhood markets, with food stalls and clothing. The largest and most popular market is in Piazza del Erbe, where you will also find handicrafts and jewelry in addition to food and clothing.
Verona's excellent flea market takes place every third Saturday of the month in Piazza San Zeno.
Artworks in the city can be bought at a variety of prices, on Corso Santa Anastasia Street.
Shopping centers in the city and its surroundings are also lacking. From Le Corti Veneete, a 10-minute drive from the city's historic center, through La Grande Mela and its 130 shops and the lovely Grand'Affi.
Many outlet stores are located in the Franciacorta Outlet Village - an out-of-town out-of-town village with over 150 shops and cafes and restaurants.
Shopping recommendations in the city can be founding by clicking on the tag Shopping in Verona.
Want to dance? - At Alter Ego, you can dance on the weekends until the small hours. If you will like a club in the old quarter of Verona you can look at Berfi's Club.
Places of entertainment in the city you will find by clicking on the tag Entertainment in Verona.