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Culture of Verona. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Piazza delle Erbe is the most famous square of Verona. Near it you will find several major architectural landmarks of the city. Here you will see the beautiful palace of Maffei, as well as House of the Merchants and Torre del Gardello. The construction of the tower was completed in 1370. The tower is distinguished by original style. In 1626, during the restoration of the tower, it was enlarged and new details were added to it.
Many people think of a touching love story of Romeo and Juliet when they hear the word “Verona”. Indeed, the plot of the famous tragedy by Shakespeare took place here. Each year the city … Open
Case Mazzanti is a beautiful architectural monument of the Middle Ages. It was built in the 16th century. Its facade is decorated with artful murals, which depict scenes from various ancient myths. There are also some monuments of Roman times which have survived in Verona. Amphitheatre is considered the most famous among them. According to archaeologists, it was built in the 1st century BC. This is a massive structure, during the construction of which was used rare marble. According to preliminary calculations, the amphitheater could accommodate about 30,000 spectators.
Vacationers should definitely not forget to see the beautiful arch bridge of Ponte Pietra, the building of was also conducted yet in the prehistoric era. The bridge was seriously damaged during the Second World War, but thanks to efforts of skilled architects it was restored. Santa Maria Antica Church remains one of the most interesting religious sites of the city. This is a beautiful building made in the Romanesque style. For a long time it was used as a family chapel for privileged persons. The first church was built yet in the 7th century, but the building was completely destroyed by a strong earthquake. The cathedral, which visitors can see today, was built in the end of 12th century. The magnificent building is made in best traditions of Romanesque style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Tourists, who expect to devote much time to walks and excursions around the city, are recommended to visit Verona during the period from early May to early October. At this time of year … Open
There is one more important sightseeing destination near the church – old Ponte Scaligero. Near the church are buried the members of the noble della Scala family. Their tombs are decorated with artful and architectural monuments. Fans of the famous Shakespeare's tragedy should definitely visit the house of Juliet. In the 13th century the beautiful mansion belonged to Dal Capello family, which was used as the prototype of the Capulet family. There is also a house of Romeo in Verona – a beautiful building of the 14th century made in Gothic style. Despite the fact that these attractions have no real connection with literary heroes, travelers still believe in the beautiful legend and keep visiting these romantic places.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Verona and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Verona and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Verona

The Arena
Where: Piazza Bra, 1, Verona;
Duomo
Where: Piazza Duomo, Verona;
Castelvecchio
Where: Corso Castelvecchio, 2, Verona; Telephone: +39 045 806 2611;
Juliet’s House
Where: Via Cappello, 23, Verona; Telephone: +39 045 803 4303;
Juliet’s Tomb
Where: Via del Pontiere, 35, Verona; Telephone: +39 045 800 0361;
Palazzo Della Ragione E Torre Dei Lamberti
Where: Piazza dei Signori, Verona;
Piazza Delle Erbe (erbe Square)
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Verona
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Canossa' Verona, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo del Te' Mantua, 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Chiericati' Vicenza, 45.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace of Colorno' Colorno, 74.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo dei Diamanti' Ferrara, 82.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Ducal Palace' Parma, 87.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Verona and around
♥   Art museum 'Castelvecchio Museum' Verona, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Ducale' Mantua, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Palazzo Te' Mantua, 36.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Verona
♥   Basilica di S. Teresa di Gesù Bambino in Tombetta, Verona, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di S. Maria della Pace, Verona, 4.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica della Madonna della Corona, Spiazzi di Ferrara di Monte Baldo, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica S. Barbara, Mantova, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Mantova, 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Andrea Apostolo, Mantova, 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica S. Maria delle Grazie, Curtatone, 39.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Verona and near

Arena di Verona

From the series “Ancient amphitheaters and arenas, that are still operational”
The amphitheater was built in the 30s AD. Now it is located in the central square of Verona - Piazza Bra. In size it ranks third in the world, behind only the world-famous Colosseum and the ancient amphitheater located in Santa Maria Capua Vetera. Originally, the theater was used to conduct gladiatorial and sea battles popular in the era of ancient Rome, as well as circus performances. … Read further

Pasubio

From the series “Most spectacular mountain roads”
Those enthusiasts who are not afraid of difficult roads and planning to visit Italy should definitely go for a ride on the mountain serpentine Pasubio. The road lies in the mountainous region of Vicenza, it is very narrow and slippery that’s why not all the locals prefer to drive on it by car. To start a journey around the track on a massive SUV is meaningless as it is impossible to overcome the sharp turns, especially the narrow parts of the road. A significant part of the transport stream are motorcycles and bicycles. Too many dangers lurk drivers of two-wheeled transport on the road. … Read further
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Landmarks of culture on Verona map: art-galleries, monuments, palaces, etc

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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Verona

Culture guide to Verona. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Verona: temples, museums, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Verona. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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