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

Sirmione - Castello Scaligero - restaurants near the castle - Piccolo Castello 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.
The town of Verona is famous for its historical monuments and museums. However, not only lovers of excursions will like to have a vacation here, but also tourists with children. In 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
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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.
Cloister of Basilica di San Zeno But the sights of this city, immortalized by Shakespeare, do not end there. The Teatro Romano, a spectacular ruin in the center of Verona, where unimaginably beautiful views of the river open up, has become a compulsory route. Here on the top floor, is located the Museo Archeologico, where among the exhibits are findings discovered during excavations. Rising even higher, you can find a cafe where you can sit perfectly while enjoying picturesque views. It would be particularly great if you visit a cafe with your second half – many do so. Verona is precisely associated with romance and love.
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
Palazzo della Ragione is another interesting place judging from its architectural layout. This kind of architecture although not typical of the architecture of the Middle Ages, also attracts attention immediately it is gazed upon. This red and white building was built in the 12th century (though the first buildings on this place were built even earlier), but since then, it has been rebuilt more than once. The most attractive place to visit is the courtyard, the building being famous for its unrivaled gothic staircase. Another palace, the Palazzo Giardino Giusti, astonishes with its romantic view. You should as a matter of necessity, visit it if you are traveling with your better half. The cypress trees growing here are interesting, and the beautiful fountains and sculptures add to the romantic feel as well.
Verona View from Castle bridge You certainly cannot pass by an elegant and majestic building such as the Arca di Cansignorio without becoming fascinated by it. It is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Besides, it is one of the symbols of the city, immortalized by Shakespeare. Its arch was built in the 13th-14th centuries in the Gothic style. It is in fact, a tomb, where they buried the representatives of the Scaliger dynasty who ruled Verona during those times. However the best views of the capital of romance can be seen, if you climb up the tower Torre dei Lamberti. The time of its construction dates back to the 12th century, but despite this, the tower is still the tallest building in the city. Thus, it would not be strange if you become surprised by the unprecedented craftsmanship of the builders and engineers of that time.
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Talking about the interesting museums in the city, first of all, it is worth noting the Museo di Castelvecchio. Besides the fact that there are beautiful entertaining exhibits here (frescoes, sculptures, paintings of the 14th-16th centuries), the building is also attractive from an architectural point of view. Especially striking are the views from the interior on the Skaliger’s Bridge, which is beautifully illuminated in the evening. The Il Museo Del Giocattolo will appeal to even the youngest visitors, as hundreds of toys are displayed there. The Museo Canonicale is also architecturally interesting. It is located in the Complesso della Cattedrale-Duomo courtyard. Beautiful exhibits are also represented here, among them, church utensils, and works of sacred art.
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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;
Where: Piazza Duomo, Verona;
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)
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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
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