Visit Verona! Visit Pittsburgh!
I have come to appreciate Italy each time I visit. My favorite city in all of Italy is Verona. It reminds me of my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in that it has character - it is big enough yet small enough.
Pittsburgh is considered one of the most livable cities in the United States, and hosted the E-20 Summit in the summer of 2009.
There were many who came to work in the factories and mills of Pittsburgh from Eastern and Western Europe. This city is a melting pot of those with different natural origins.
Pittsburgh has some 13 colleges and universities, and is well known for its medical prowess. Jonas Salk pioneered the polo vaccine, while Dr. Starzl became well known for his work with heart transplants.
Pittsburgh has three major league sports teams - the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball, the Pittsburgh Steelers (football), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (hockey). The Steelers were Super Bowl Champions in 2008-09, and the Penguins Stanley Cup Champions in 2008-09.
I encourage anyone who so desires to visit the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.