Located along the Adige River in the Veneto province, Verona is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third largest in northeast Italy.  As one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, Verona is known for its artistic heritage and cultural offerings. Arena di Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheater, is a unique outdoor venue where world class opera and dance performances are held annually.

Two of William Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities. The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

Stone Bridge

Stone Bridge

Ponte Pietra

Blue Angel of Acceptance

Blue Angel of Acceptance

Duomo di Verona

Frescos

Frescos

Piazza Erbe

Dante

Dante

Piazza dei Signori

Rooftops

Rooftops

View from Scalone San Bartolomeo

Divinities and Lion of St Mark

Divinities and Lion of St Mark

Piazza Maffei

Arched Limestone Gate

Arched Limestone Gate

Porta dei Borsai, 1st Century AD

Dragon Crest

Dragon Crest

Veronetto District

La Divina

La Divina

Maria Callas

Bell Tower

Bell Tower

Campanile

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