Our city’s history is still here to be seen. The Roman remains, such as the Arena, Roman Theatre, Ancient Ponte Pietra and Arco dei Gavi, which have all been conserved incredibly, make Verona an open air museum and a witness to the important role the city had with the Roman Empire
Its privileged position at the crossroads of via Augusta, via Gallica and via Postumia, allowed Verona to become a remarkable strategic and commercial center and therefore benefit from an immense cultural and artistic development.
Verona was also the city of the important Scaliger Domain or Lordship (or Della Scala) that governed for more than 125 years, starting from the year 1262. They brought great prestige to the city thanks also to their architectural constructions such as the beautiful Castelvecchio, Scaliger Bridge and many residences throughout the territory.
In 1405 it was the city that wanted to become part of the Republic of Venice as they were sure that the “Most Serene Republic of Venice” would bring Verona both power and value. This was the period of Renaissance buildings, artistic riches and the start of construction on the Gran Guardia Palace.
After the Napoleon occupation, the city was annexed by the Habsburg Empire and it became the Quadrilateral Defensive system Capital with the development of the boundary walls, which are still visible to day along with its towers, bastions, moats and embankments. After becoming part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, Verona has continued to confirm its status as one of the principal artistic cities in the north of the peninsula.
Famous in the world for having inspired the romantic legend of the Montagues and Capulets, Verona is a city that is immersed in the immortal charm of the tragic story. As a splendid city of art, elegant in its origins and lively by nature, Verona will overwhelm you with its many attributes, historical sights, culinary offers and numerous events.