Verona is a city in Veneto region in Italy, with a medieval old town built next to Adige River. It‚Äôs famous for being the setting of Shakespeare‚Äôs “Romeo and Juliet.”

Although it’s most famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona has much more to offer than its connections to the star-crossed lovers!
In fact, there‚Äôs little evidence that anything like the Romeo and Juliet story actually took place here‚Ķ but it is indisputable that you won‚Äôt be short of sights in this beautiful city, even if you ignore Juliet‚Äôs ‚Äúbalcony‚ÄĚ and ‚Äútomb.‚ÄĚ
(The city’s rich culture and history, even have landed it on the World Heritage list!).Piazza delle Erbe is a good place to start a visit to Verona. Originally the Roman Forum, the rectangular piazza is in the heart of the historic center and is surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings and towers.
From Piazza delle Erbe walk through Arco della Costa, an arch with a whale rib hanging from it, into Piazza dei Signori, a small square surrounded by monumental buildings.

Lamberti Tower,¬†Torre dei Lamberti, is a good place to get an overview of Verona. Climb the stairs to the top (or pay an extra euro to take the elevator most of the way) and you’ll have fantastic views of the city and beyond.

Northern Italy is full of beautiful towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites,  and Verona is definitely on the top of the list of places to visit in Italy. Located just a half hour away from Venice by train, it makes an excellent day trip!

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