"Verona, a living museum" Verona by JLBG
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Verona is a living museum with monuments from the Ancient Romans' period, from the Gothic period and from the Renaissance period. However much of its fame is coming from Shakespeare and its play "Romeo and Juliet", though Shakespeare has, most likely, never been to Verona !
Verona has been a wealthy ancient Romans' city. Nowadays, a large arena and a theater are what remains the most visible. Most other remains are either destroyed or buried.
During the feudal period, Verona lived a tumultuous history. The Della Scala family, "I Scaligeri" took power of the city and of the whole area around the Lago di Garda for a few centuries. Verona was then at its peak. The Scaligeri favored the development of arts and built many important buildings. Dante Alighieri lived several years in Verona, at the court of Cangrande 1st, to whom he dedicated a part of the "Divina Commedià". Other artist that lived at the Scaligeri court were Giotto, Altichiero and Petrarca.
Later, the Visconti from Milan took power before Venice, took power in 1404 and brought another period of prosperity. For a short time, Napoleon 1st ruled the city which later became part of the Austrian Empire as a strategic part of their defense line. It finally became Italian in 1866.
In 2005, it was the seat of the 1st VT European meeting. Travelogues of this meeting are to be found at my Valeggio sul Mincio page.
The side entrance of San Fermo is the one that is used most of the time. The stone staircase is topped by a porch that... more travel advice
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