About Verona

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Porta Borsari is the name of the town gate that marks the southwestern entrance to the ancient Verona, Italy. Its original Roman name was Porta Iovia, due to its location close to the temple of Jupiter. In the middle Ages it was called Porta di San Zeno and it finally received its present name which was derived from the guard soldiers which were paid the dazio and called bursari in Latin. The gate is a wonder to look at with all its guard towers, Corinthian capitals and ancient architectural style. Its prime purpose was to protect the city’s entrance. Its … Continue reading

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The Ponte Pietra or the Pons Marmoreus, the Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, is located in one of the most panoramic and suggestive sites in Verona. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and has undergone several reconstructions since then. An initial bridge across the Adige, perhaps in wood, may have been built in this site following the construction of the Postumia Road, which ran from Genoa to Aquileia, in 148 B.C. Both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. When the Adige was in spate, … Continue reading

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Verona takes its fame as being the setting for Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet. Besides the tourist attractions related to Romeo and Juliet, there are other places to be seen too. One such site is the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra. It is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. The building itself was built in AD 30 on a site which was then beyond the city walls and the amphitheatre could then host more than 30,000 spectators in ancient times. The … Continue reading

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When in Verona, you can start the de tour of the city with the Piazza delle Erbe, the rectangular piazza in the heart of Verona’s historic center. The Piazza, which originally served as the Roman Forum, is surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings and towers. Adorning the beautiful Piazza is the 14th century fountain with a Roman statue. The statue is called Madonna Verona and this Roman sculpture dates to 380 AD Although once filled with market stalls, today the stalls mostly sell souvenirs. The tourists can also wine and dine at the number of cafes and restaurants which lay scattered … Continue reading

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Lying in the southern part of Verona, this 54.32 acre has a beautiful lake which was once an old swamp. Formed in 1814, this beautiful lake is now a hub of recreational activities and displays nature at its best being surrounded by weeping willow trees and winding paths. The park which is a favourite hotspot for bathing, picnicking and amusement activities can be reached through the Bloomfield Avenue trolley. There is an arched pedestrian bridge over the lake which is an architectural delight for the residents. There have been numerous additions and modifications to this park. The resurfacing of the … Continue reading

In and around Verona

Districts

Borgo Milano - Stadio 30 Hotels

Borgo Trento 24 Hotels

Borgo Venezia - San Michele 47 Hotels

Città Antica 28 Hotels

Cittadella - Porta Nuova 18 Hotels