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The Jewel of Italy

Verona is in the Viento Region of Italy and and is the second largest city after Venice. It's a busy trading center and one of the most prosperous cities in northern Italy. The main attractions in Verona are the Roman arena and the colorful marketplace in Piazza Erbe. There are also several churches to see in Verona, the most important being the church of San Zeno Maggiore.

The Scaligeri family ruled Verona for 127 years which started in 1263. They were a ruthless lot and established their rule with an iron hand. They have left their legacy in the many ornate tombs in Castelvecchio, an impressive castle built between 1355 and 1375. Castelvecchio also houses fine art galleries.

There is much to see in Verona and my three-hour visit only touched the surface of this "Jewel of Italy". The photo shows the Adige River winding through the city.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A Wonderful Surprise!
  • Cons:Was Only There for Three Hours
  • In a nutshell:A Special Italian City with So Much Charm
  • Last visit to Verona: Mar 2001
  • Intro Updated Apr 2, 2003
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2009 at 2:15 AM

    I have to visit Verona soon again. Ciao!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2005 at 4:49 PM

    I have such fond memories of Verona, probably because it was the 1st city in Italy that we visited. Your lovely pages are a delightful reminder of why I liked it. Beautiful introduction with such a vibrant photo.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2005 at 2:42 PM

    Beautiful city and I can't wait to revisit it... I am going to be there in May at first official European VT meeting :-)))

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2004 at 9:07 PM

    You're right about three hours not being enough. I had a whole day and still missed out on half of what I would have liked to have seen.

  • tak_pap's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2004 at 3:23 AM

    beautiful site for a great city... I need to go back there once more. Maybe next summer.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2004 at 9:22 PM

    this is a beautiful place, I always liked going back...and then of course the Opera Arena, a realy good page and your intro pics are always stunning!!, thanx for the memos Nancy

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2003 at 9:34 PM

    Verona and Venice - two highlights in northern Italy Again - nice info and pictures !

  • syllybabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 31, 2003 at 10:32 PM

    That balcony may be the stuff fiction is made of but it sure is romantic. Nice new page, Nancy :-)

  • TropicGirl77's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2003 at 10:01 PM

    Wonderful, and to think you got all this from just 3 hours! I hope you have more up your sleeve.

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