What to do and visit in the city of Verona
History, Art and Culture of Verona
ARENA DI VERONA
The impressive amphitheater, one of the largest in the Roman world, can accommodate about 22,000 spectators, symbol of the city together with the figures of Romeo and Juliet.
The structure of marble blocks rosae to flint and brick conglomerates allows to fix the building around the end of the first century.
In summer they tegono prestigious opera performances and over for many singers and bands.
The last flight of steps you can see the whole city, and the frame of hills that surrounds up to the Alps, in clear days.
PIAZZA DELLE ERBE
Ancient Roman forum, today particularly lively on market days.
Around the Piazza delle Erbe the perfect setting palaces and ancient houses, some of which are still decorated with frescoes and marble columns: on the north side you can see the baroque Palazzo Maffei.
In via 23 hat is the alleged home of Juliet, Gothic palace that would belong to the Capulets, with the
famous balcony in the courtyard.
The alleged the girl's grave is located in the cloister of the church of St. Francis to Corsodove would take place the marriage of the two young men.
PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI
The Piazza delle Erbe is the elephant Piazza dei Signori that looks like an outdoor living room.
S. ZENO MAGGIORE
At the edge of the old town it is one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches of the North of Italy.
The exterior is remarkable for the decor of Lombard bands and arches on the facade and the alternation of bricks and stones on the sides and on the bell tower.
The porch of lions contains admirable bronze doors with scenes bibbliche.
The interior is impressive for nudity is the height of the nave and houses a processional cross attributa to Lorenzo Veneziano and frescoes of the fourteenth and fifteenth century along the right aisle.