City Facts - Verona
Verona is a city in Italy’s Veneto region. It overlooks the
Adige River, and has a population of over 270,000. It is one of seven
provincial capitals in the region, and is the second biggest city municipality
in northeast Italy.
Famous for its literature associations, Verona was the
setting for the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo & Juliet, and has a
distinctly romantic feel about it. It offers beautiful churches, spectacular
bridges and amazing art, not to mention terrific food.
Famous sites include the medieval fortress Piazzale Castel
San Pietro, Verona Arena, and Centro Storico - a historic walking area known
for its restaurants, shops and museums. For local art, head to the Federica Casanova
gallery, and, for local history, check out the Teatro Romano. Other sites worth
seeing are the ancient ruins Opera Forte and Waterfall Park.
Buses operate throughout Verona, as do trains. The city sits
at a major route crossing between Venice and Milan, and provides terrific rail
access across Europe. Verona Porta Nuova is Verona’s main train station, and is
situated to the south of the city. Verona Airport is a mere 6.2 miles to the
southwest of the city.
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