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When  a person thinks of the most romantic cities in the world, they usually  think of Paris or Venice. If you want to take a break from noisy cities  and their bustle, though, there is no place like Verona.

Yes,  this city leaves no one indifferent. Verona streets could be a perfect  set for a movie about the Middle Age; tiled roofs, similar to  tiles of  milk and bitter chocolate, marble sidewalks (yes, in Verona, sidewalks  are made of marble!), towers, roman ruins, churches and cathedrals. The  heart of the city is entirely in a bend of the river Adige  that, during the centuries, worked as a natural defense. Several  bridges cross Adige and all of them have history, like the most ancient:  Ponte di San Pietro, the only roman bridge in Verona, more than 2100 years old!
When we mention the romans in Verona, we have to mention the Arena. This building is included in the World Heritage sites; it is one of the largest and better-preserved amphitheaters survived to this day. In the summer, the Arena di Verona  becomes an opera house, throughout the last hundred years the most  famous singers of the time managed to perform here; the prestigious Lyric Summer Festival calls thousands of people into the city from all over the world.

The cathedral, in which Titian’s masterpiece "Assumption of the Virgin Mary" is stored, will simply amaze you.

You will see the beautiful medieval Piazza dei Signori, the fountain of the Madonna di Verona, the castle of the Scaliger dynasty and their amazing "hanging sarcophagi" - the scaling arches. The family of Della Scala  managed Verona for many years. The three greatest rulers of this  family, Cangrade, Mastino and Cansigniori, installed sarcophagi with  arched pompous Gothic tombstones. Three of these monuments are set next  to the small church of Santa Maria Antica, in which the rest of the  Della Scala family rest.

In this city, Dante Alighieri lived for 13 years and, surely, the Gothic church of St. Elena heard his voice, where he held a conference.

You can admire the famous striped Tower of Lamberti.  This tower has come a long way before becoming the tallest building in  Verona. Its history began in the XII century and, at the beginning of  the XV century, a lightning bolt damaged the top. After 45 years, the  city decided to reconstruct the tower but at the same time, to build it  taller; gradually, it reached a modern height of 84 meters. The stripes  of its walls demonstrate the process of "growth" of the Lamberti tower:  the lower part consists of a mixture of bricks and tuffs, the middle  part is exclusively brick, and the octagonal bell tower is made of  marble.

Verona is a city of magnificent palaces; ancient basilicas, famous arches and bridges, but this city earned the name of the city of all lovers thanks to Shakespeare’s heroes; you will see "Romeo’s House",  a medieval mansion, or you can visit Juliet’s famous courtyard, on  Stella Street. Here you can also see the balcony, where, allegedly, one  of the most romantic scenes in the play took place. Shakespeare  immortalized the families of the Capulet and the Montagues, who once lived in Verona. Lord Byron  attests the importance of the play for Verona and of how the locals  ended up identifying that place as the one where the balcony scene  happened. In fact, it is an interesting thing to know, that it was the  city’s administration (which now owns the house of Juliet), in order to  match Shakespeare and not disappoint the tourists’ expectations, ordered  to install a balcony on the building.

The house is open for tours;  tourists can even glance into Juliet's bedroom. On the second floor in  front of the visitors’ eyes there is a bright huge hall completely  decorated with ancient ornaments and frescoes. While walking in this  enchanted place, the ancient music of a minuet flows from the ceiling.  In the grand hall there is a fireplace over which Capuleti's coat of  arms was the masquerade, where Romeo first saw Juliet and was delighted  with her beauty. Every year, on September 16, Juliet's birthday, there  are costume balls.

“The Guardian”  puts Verona and surroundings on the top positions in its ranking of  most beautiful places to visit, worldwide. It will be a pleasant stay no  matter what are the reasons for your travel, surrounded by history,  great local food and the best wines in the world.
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Copyright © 2014 - 2018 All Rights Reserved Medical Tourism Italy
Via degli Uffici del Vicario, 33 - 00186 ROMA - Italy - P.IVA 03725740249
Galleria Crispi, 43 -36100 VICENZA | Home to U.S. Army Base EDERLE
Tel ITALY: +393334981157 / +390699341213 | Fax: +39 0662202062
Tel USA: +13479640123 | Email: mti@medicaltourismitaly.com
Copyright © 2014 - 2018 All Rights Reserved
Medical Tourism Italy
P.IVA 03725740249
Via Degli Uffici del Vicario, 33 - 00186 ROMA - Italy
Galleria Crispi, 43 - 36100 VICENZA | Home to U.S. Army Base EDERLE
Tel ITALY: +393334981157 / +390699341213
Fax: +39 0662202062
Tel USA: +13479640123
Email: mti@medicaltourismitaly.com
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