Verona

Verona Remains of Roman times, medieval palaces and churches, ancient squares and a dreamy air dress this city resounding with the cries of Shakespeare lovers. City of the seven regions of Veneto, capital of the province of the same name, Verona is divided by the river Adige, between the valleys and mountains of Lessini.
Is natural crossing of roads and railways between Austria and Germany which makes the region an important center of trade, mainly agricultural but also industrial.

If we travel to Verona by car, many high quality motorways (A4 Milan-Venice; A22 Brenner-Modena) and regional or provincial roads lead smoothly.
If we want to make the trip by plane, the airport of Verona "Valerio Catullo airport of Verona Villafranca" as its official name, is located just 12 km from the city, receives international and domestic flights as well as low-cost airlines and links to the city center through a service having a frequency minibuses to and from the airport every 20 minutes from 6 am to 23.30hy in the city have their terminal in Porta Nuova Station. We are also close to the center of Verona trains and taxis within 20 minutes or we can rent a car at the airport. Visiting Verona by train is not a disadvantage since their main station "Porta Nuova" receives and dispatches direct trains to major cities in Italy to which high-speed trains arrive from all corners of Europe.
In town trips are insured by orange buses, tickets are purchased snuff stores and newsstands. Are sold "Airline Economy" that are valid all day citywide. The blue line buses cover the route Verona-Lago di Garda and from the neighboring towns, the terminal bus of this line is in the square opposite the train station.
Taxi service is available 24 hours and can call them by phone or address them in the piazzas Bra, Erbe, San Zeno, the train station or hospitals Borgo Borgo Trento or Rome.
Tourism in Verona Cochea is interesting if we explore the surrounding areas, but to transport in the city has the disadvantage that the center of it is off limits to traffic from 7.30am to 10am and from 13:30 to 4:30 p.m., except for authorized vehicles and those heading directly to hotels in Verona to drop off or pick up tourists.
Also parking is possible only for a period of one hour (we put the disk that indicates the time that we left the car) except in large areas: Stadium, Porta Vescovo and gasometer. The parking lots are also covered payments are in Piazza Cittadella and Corso Porta Nuova.

As in Italy, also in Verona accommodation-both in the province and in the city, offers a range of offers for all intents, budgets and requirements. From hotels and residential 1-3 stars, comfortable, clean and equipped with modern amenities such as Internet or tub in the room, to boutique hotels extremely flirtatious with many exquisite designs or Apart-hotel whose prices vary according to the number of days you think occupy (the daily rate is reduced as we increase the stay).
There are specially designed accommodation for relatives of people who should long remain hospitalized in hospitals of Verona (the most complex in the region) but where we can stay at a great price and where it varies according to the contracted services are known as " Affitacamere "and can offer from furnished rooms (with shared kitchen service) to small private apartments with all amenities and services.
The social type shelters exist in bulk, there are youth hostels affiliated to the international network, hostels, rest houses religious but open their doors to tourists ... You can rent apartments and if you prefer to stay on the outskirts of the city ??supply houses for ecotourism or "agritourism" is also very important, not to mention gorgeous upscale hotels, spas and spas or comfortable camping (including caravans can be rented). The Lake Garda area is not far behind and find suitable accommodation within our budget all year.
If students are not forget our credentials as we both provide significant discounts to stay in some youth centers as transport or museum tickets and shows.

Verona has existed since prehistoric times, probably its original settlement stood at the current area of ??Ponte Pietra.
Situated in the valley of Tyrol, in the Padana plain, in the crossroads Augusta, Gallica and Postumia fundamental to the ancient Romans in 49 BC became a city through the Empire.
In the fourth century this region was converted to Catholicism, then Duchy of Longobardo and home to Pepin, king of Italy, during the Carolingian Empire. In the eleventh century was annexed to Bavaria in 1136 and became a free city-state. From this date began development Verona and magnificent buildings were constructed.
Scagliere's reign, after 1277, Verona became a thriving capital city and the limits of the old fortified city of that time remained until the nineteenth century. In 1405 Verona was allied to the Republic of Venice until the arrival of the French in 1796 and met the splendor of its architecture with its fortification and building many palaces. In 1814 it was annexed to the Habsburg Empire in 1866 and eventually joined the Kingdom of Italy.
Opera lovers will adore Italy and all its cities and Verona could not be excluded. During the summer there are opera in all regions and the capital city of the province: Barga, Pesaro, Fiesole, Spoleto, Lucca and many more.
One of the most impressive festivals takes place in the "Arena", an outdoor theater with seats made in pink marble, silicon and brick in the heart of the city, under a summer sky, the show is wonderful and proud to the city.
Known by many as "the city of love"-through the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the lover of William Shakespeare immortalized Verona, for many tourists, domestic and foreign, Verona is, after Venice, the most romantic and artistic Italy. Built in pink marble from the region, following the winding course of the river Adige, Verona is a museum in itself. Masterpieces of architecture as the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, family tombs Scaligeri, the Gothic church of Santa Anastasia, the palaces of Bevilacqua, Canossa and Pompei, the magnificent Castelvecchio built in 1354 and which now houses a art museum ... until the first century Roman amphitheater AC.
Verona, with its narrow streets and beautiful buildings and invited to walk across the river, the hill of San Pedro offers a wonderful panoramic view.
The city is built around the ancient Roman Forum, the center of public life and which today has a lively and picturesque market "La Piazza delle Erbe", with more than 2000 years old, in the central part is the source "Madonna Verona ", symbol of the city. At the end of the square we can admire the Palazzo Maffei, Baroque and beside Gardello Tower dating from 1370.
Taking on the right side of the piazza arrived at Palazzo del Comune, neoclassical style dominated by the Torre dei Lamberti. The Arco dalla Costa joins the Palazzo del Comune with Domus Nova (Palace of Justice) and to the right of the House Mazzanti, decorated with frescoes of the sixteenth century.
Do not fail to impress the building that is on the other side of the square, the Domus Mercatorum, medieval brick building, former home of merchants. Not far away is the Piazza dei Signori, a former political heart and former place of residence of many wealthy families also are the Loggia del Consiglio, jewel of the Renaissance and the Palazzo Scaglieri, now the seat of the Prefecture.
At the other end of the square, another arch connects the Palazzo del Capitano with the Palazzo del Comune, from here you can access a portal to Cortile Mercato Vecchio (Old market yard) where a Gothic staircase called the Scala della Regione and dating from the sixteenth century.
Returning to the Piazza dei Signori, arrived, turning right, near the Arche Scaligere at Scaligere family mausoleum in the church of Santa Maria Antica, Gothic design.
Close by in the street number 4 Scaligere Arche, a medieval building said to be the home of Romeo Montague, Juliet's love.
Walking the Vicolo Due Stelle and turning right, arrive at the Via Sottoriva, one of the most characteristic streets, with its arcades almost without interruption, one of the best preserved medieval streets of Verona. At the end of the street is the church of Santa Anastasia, the largest in the city, an example of Italian Gothic.
At the other end of the city is the Castelvecchio, the most important building Scaligere from there, along the Via San Zeno Rigaste along the river and then to Piazza Via Barbarani Corrubio, we reached the historic Basilica San Zeno, one of the most beautiful and important of Italy.
At the heart of the city, the Arena, is one of the most important Roman amphitheaters and best preserved in the world. Built in the first century AD today is home to one of the entertainment world renowned opera. Its location on the Piazza Bra hosts many trattorias and cafes that make it a lively and beloved by Veronese and foreigners to eat on the terrace. On the side of the gardens is the Palazzo Barbieri, town hall and Pallazo della Gran Guardia. Across the square is the Liston, a beautiful red marble pavement, the Veronese usual walk. Continuing along this walk we find the Via Mazzini, the most elegant street of Verona, famous for its big brand stores.
At the end of the street, is the Via Capello and at number 23, the house of Juliet, Romeo's love. An archway leads into the courtyard where the famous balcony. In the former convent of the Capuchins, outside the old city walls, is his grave, in the courtyard of the convent a source receives visitors coins and is the "wishing tree" where you can leave desires writings suspended in its branches.

But Verona, both a city and province, offers varied tours, not just art. We follow in the footsteps of Napoleon in a socio-historical circuit that takes us through wars, invasions and legends in the history of Verona. Or you can opt for the flavors Verona following a gastronomic circuit leads us to explore the essence of Verona and taste the genuine products of the region with folkloric manifestations of its inhabitants and its charming lifestyle.
Verona also offers adventure tourism where there is plenty to choose from, in spring and summer groups multiply and free offers to join various tours led by experts is immense. If we individually hiking many circuits are signposted so we can safely follow, tourist offices provide detailed maps and instructions necessary for us to take walks deparen not only pleasant surprises. One of the busiest routes is the "rock carvings" that can be done on foot or by bicycle. Another very popular is "Rafting" by the Adige river, where we provide life jackets, paddle and helmet. A dream is to discover Verona following the itinerary "Bike Routes". Browse the many trails of the lake and its surroundings, above and below the mountains Lessini Baldo and the hills of Verona plain and roads around the edges of the river Adige. The bicycle can board buses to the gondola and ferry. The preferred circuit-Mantova and Peschiera is that demand less effort. In the tourist offices find all the information needed to make these trips alone or in organized groups.

Verona, Italy as a whole, also offers tours of its wonderful museums who jealously guard their historic, archaeological, folklore, art ... almost 70 museums are found throughout the province, only in the capital city will have 17 museums. The "Veronacard" allows us to visit them at deep discounts.

Castelvecchio Museum: Corso Castelvecchio 2. Magnificent medieval building constructed in the middle of the fourteenth century complex of galleries exhibiting sculptures, jewelry, weapons, paintings and other priceless objects. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday from 13:30 to 19:30. Input 6 €, groups of over 15 people and students 4.50 €. From January to May and from October to December the input is 1 € on the first Sunday of each month. Museum of the Great War: Forte di Wohlgeuth, Comune di Rivoli Veronese. In a magnificent fort built by Hungarians are many objects in the First World War. Open on Sunday afternoons during the summer and winter upon registration.

Museums Napoleonic
Museum "G. Antonelli" Via Nuova, Arcola. Collection of lithographs, newsletters, publications and objects of the Grand Army. Open upon registration.
Museo del Risorgimento: Presso il Castello Scagliero. Collections of military objects belonging to the periods of the Second and Third War of Independence. Open Saturdays from 15 to 18h and Sundays from 15 to 18:30 in winter and in summer until 19pm. The second Sunday of each month is also open from 10am to 12pm. Free admission.
Napoleonic Museum: Piazza Napoleone, 1. His most important collection evokes the Battle of Rivoli, fought in 1797. Open from March to October 9 to 12h and 15 to 18h, closed on Monday and Wednesday. From November to February only open for guided tours with advance registration. The first floor of the museum is not handicapped accessible.

Archaeological Museums (entire province has very interesting archaeological museums these are just some of the most important):
Ambientale Archaeological Center: Via Fermi, Legnago. A collection of objects of the period 5000-50 AC. Open Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 12.30 from 14.30 to 18.30hy weekends from 15.30 to 18.30.
Archaeological Museum: Piazza Fra Castoro 8, Cavaion Veronese. The museum is divided into three rooms and viewing from objects of everyday life of the first inhabitants of the region to graves. Open Sundays from 9am to 12pm. From mid-June to mid-September also on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 to 12.30 from 16.30 to 19h. Free admission.
Archaeological Museum: Via Roma 35, Isola della Scala. A collection of objects from the Iron Age to the Romans. Open the first Sunday of the month from 15 to 18h in winter and in summer 16 to 19h.
Archaeological Museum: Via Balladoro 15, Povegliano Veronese. Exposes prehistoric objects, objects Celtic and Lombard grave. Open the first Sunday of the month from 10am to 12pm and from 14:30 to 18h. Free admission. Archaeological Museum of the Roman Theatre: Rigaste Redentore 2, Verona. The theater, built during the Age of Augustus, is a surprising grandeur and also is in a spectacular neighborhood. Was remodeled in 1834 by private works of Andrea Monga, a wealthy Veronese. The museum dates back to 1923 and is located in the building occupied by the Convent of San Girolamo, next to the theater. It houses a fine collection of Greek, mosaics, sculptures, glasses and utensils from across the province. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30hy on Mondays from 13:30 to 19:30. Check € 4.50, groups of over 15 people and students € 3, under 8 to 13 years € 1. From January to May and from October to December, the first Sunday of the month there is a single entry of € 1. Veronacard (3 days) € 15.00, Veronacard (1 day) € 10.00.
Arena: a major that remain with a capacity for 25,000 spectators, was built in the first century, in summer presents classical music performances.

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