Verona is a work of art in itself, a fascinating cross-roads of historical periods and cultures (both classical and Germanic), a blend of both Nordic and “Mediterranean” influences; the city is at the same time both ancient and modern.
A walk through its narrow cobbled streets allows you to get in touch with its varied and fascinating past, traces of its splendid roman origins and its prevailing medieval structures dating back to the time of knights and castles, its magnificent Renaissance palaces as well as the impressive fortifications which protect the city.
A suggestive blend of Italian art and history continues to fascinate Verona’s many visitors
Arena, Verona’s most famous monument, visited by tourists from Italy and the world. Italy holiday offers.
Situated in Piazza Bra’, the Amphitheatre built in AD 30, in the period which marked the end of Augustus’ reign and the beginning of that of Claudius. It is the third-largest amphitheater in Italy, after the Coliseum and the amphitheater of Capua The amphitheater could host more than 30,000 spectators in ancient times.
Its elliptical shape produces perfect acoustics from every physical standpoint in the arena and enhances its capacity to accommodate a great number of people even today. Performances used to take place in the center of the amphitheater, the arena or the area covered in the sand where gladiatorial combats were held, the sand being used to absorb the blood of gladiators and animals.
The amphitheater consists of three concentric rings, only a brief section of the external ring remains so-called Ala. The fade was built in limestone white and pink in color from the Valpolicella quarries. Its original color has been restored to its former glory thanks to a recent restoration. The second internal ring remains intact with its double tier of seventy-two arches
APARTMENT IN VERONA
Very central, terrace, air-conditioned.
“There is no world without Verona walls”: the pen of William Shakespeare has lent Verona fame and immortality with his tale of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montecchi and Juliet Capuleti.
The story of their tragic love is set in two precise locations – Juliet’s house and the tomb.
The Capulet House, best known as “Juliet’s House”, dates back to the thirteenth century. It is tower-shaped and belonged to the Dal Cappello family, whose coat-of-arms is visible above the inner arch-way of the court-yard. The brick fade is decorated by elegant gothic windows standing on either side of the famous balcony on which Juliet is said to have spoken to Romeo.
The house has several stories and tickets can be bought to visit it. The interior contains the furniture of a typical fourteenth-century aristocratic household, enhanced by a wide range of medieval ceramics. Antonio Avena’s masterful restoration (carried out in 1935) brought to life the elegant frescoes within, and which highlight inlaid wooden chests, brick fireplaces, wooden staircases and landings.
At the far end of the courtyard stands Nero Costantini’s bronze statue of Juliet visited by thousands of tourists every year from all over the world.