HISTORY OF VERONA:
The area of today’s Verona was inhabited since the Neolithic period, a fact confirmed by the artifacts found on the San Pietro Hill. During the 4th century BC, the Cenomani settled along the course of the Adige River and, around the year 300 BC, the territory of the Po Valley was conquered by the Romans. Read More [...]
In 89 BC, Verona became a Roman colonia, and in 49 BC the city was classified as a municipium.
Verona was conquered by the Ostrogoths in 489, and remained under their domination until the middle of the 6th century. In 569, the city was conquered by Alboin, King of the Lombards, and in 774 the Lombards were defeated by Charlemagne, King of the Franks.
In 1135, Verona was organised as a free commune, and beginning with 1183 the city was disputed between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. Between 1260 and 1387, Verona was ruled by the Della Scala family, whose members were known as Scaligeri.
Between 1508 and 1517, the city was in the power of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1797, Verona was occupied by Napoleon and, after the Treaty of Campo Formio signed in October of the same year, the city became Austrian territory. In 1866, following the Third Italian War of Independence, Verona became part of the United Italy.
GEOGRAPHY OF VERONA:
Verona is a city of about 260,000 inhabitants in the Italian region of Veneto, and capital of the homonymous province. Read More [...]
The city is built along the banks of the Adige river, at the point where it enters the Po Valley, about 30 kilometers east of the Lake Garda. It is located at the foot of the Lessini mountains, represented by the San Pietro Hill.
Verona is located about 50 kilometers west of Vicenza, 67 kilometers east of Brescia, 80 kilometers west of Padua, 115 kilometers west of Venice, 116 kilometers east of Bergamo, 125 kilometers north of Bologna, 155 kilometers east of Milan, 222 kilometers north of Florence, 508 kilometers north of Rome, and 685 kilometers northwest of Naples.
TRANSPORT TO VERONA:
The closest airport is the Verona Villafranca Airport, also known as Valerio Catullo Airport, located about 10 kilometers southwest of the city. To get from the airport to Verona, you can take the shuttle bus Aerobus. The trip takes about 15 minutes and a ticket costs 6€. Read More [...]
By train, you can get to Verona from Venice in about one hour and a half, from Bologna in about one hour and 40 minutes and from Milan in almost 2 hours. The cheapest train ticket from Venice costs 9.70€, from Bologna is 9.90€ and from Milan is 12.75€.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN VERONA:
Verona became a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the value and importance of its many historical buildings. The city preserves ancient Roman monuments, such as the magnificent Arena, the Roman Theater, the beautiful Arco dei Gavi, Ponte Pietra and the two Roman city gates Porta Borsari and Porta Leoni. Read More [...]