Verona is a city in Veneto region in Italy, with a medieval old town built next to Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
In fact, there’s little evidence that anything like the Romeo and Juliet story actually took place here… but it is indisputable that you won’t be short of sights in this beautiful city, even if you ignore Juliet’s “balcony” and “tomb.”
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!