"Other Side of river Adige-east bank" Fiume Adige - River Tip by BruceDunning

Fiume Adige - River, Verona: 8 reviews and 24 photos

  Castle San Pietro at the top
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  • Castle San Pietro at the top - Verona
      Castle San Pietro at the top
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  • Teatro Romano - Verona
      Teatro Romano
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  • Looking back toward bridge Pietra - Verona
      Looking back toward bridge Pietra
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Some of the wonders besides the tourist spots in the citta vecchio is the other side of the river Adige. The Castle Pietra (st. Peters castle) stands out at the peak of the hill. It was used as a fortress by Longobords and others for many years after the Roman decline. CAn Grande della Scala rebuilt the walls in 1321. It was used by Napoleon and later an Autrian barracks. The city of Verona must now own, and plans are to revitalize the castle.
Theatro Romano is one of the best excavated sites around. It has a great amphitheatre with the stage for current events, but also some of the best preserved archeological finds and columns I have seen. Along with that is a lot of history in a museum inside and many mosiac tile floors to show.
There also is the Natural History Museum on this side, which is said to hold the best collection of works in Europe.

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  • Updated Jun 2, 2008
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