Verona, elegant Signora.
A noble splendour in harmony with history.
Verona is the second largest city in Veneto after Venice. It has about 257.000 inhabitants and boasts a unique architectural and artistic richness that attracts almost 3 million visitors, mostly foreigners, every year.
The most famous and most visited monuments are the Arena (a Roman amphitheatre that can accommodate up to 15.000 people, the symbol of the city) with its renowned opera festival and the Juliet's House (13th century), symbol of love par excellence.
Thanks to the presence of many important artistic elements from different historical periods, the city of Verona has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Scaliger town has always enjoyed a favourable geographical position, being located in the middle of major national and international trade routes. It has thus become an important trading centre, driven by a good industrial production and a consistent agricultural production of the surroundings.
The city has lived a long and varied history, from the conquest by Attila the Hun in the 5th century to the conquest by Alboin, King of the Lombards. Having passed the external threats, the internal struggles between the important families of the city began. In 1269, Mastino della Scala laid the foundation for a long-lasting sovereignty that reached its peak of prosperity and expansion under Cangrande. It was then taken over by the Visconti, subsequently by the Carrara and in 1404 by the Republic of Venice. It remained in Venetian hands until 1796, when it was invaded by the Napoleonic militia and assigned to the Austrian Empire in 1815.
In 1866 it joined the Kingdom of Italy. A city that today appears with a modern flair while maintaining the ancient medieval and Renaissance splendour, a true example of a harmonious balance between beauty, history and architecture that makes it a must for visitors.