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The City of Verona


A huge artistic and architectural heritage can be discovered walking along the streets of Verona historic city centre, between crenelated walls and soaring bell towers.
From well preserved Roman remains, to the Middle Ages, from the Signoria to the Venetian domination, until Napoleon.
Works of art of inestimable value are preserved in Verona museums and streets. History and its memory live on in the museums available to those who really want to discover them!




The presence of the four viri, judges holding the Roman municipality, allows to date around 49 a. C. Roman citizenship in Verona. The Romans built great works to defy the millennia: the amphitheater, called Arena, was built in the first century AD, the Gavi Arch and Porta Borsari dating to the first half of the century. DC, and the Ponte Pietra (I sec. BC) was the first monumental work built in Verona, the Teatro Romano produced on the slopes of the hill of S. Peter goes back to the end sec. I sec. BC Lions Gate which sees only the part of the facade facing the city, the foundations of two polygonal towers and other foundations that are part of the fortified gate and other monuments that have remained in history for their importance. In the third century. AD The population rebuild the walls of the city, the so-called Wall of Gallieno, in honor of the then emperor Gallieno to defend Verona by barbarians.
Principal historical and archeological monuments of Verona and infos about the Verona Fair activity
attività di Verona Fiere.


Romeo & Juliet

One can not fail to devote a brief to the most famous love story: that of Romeo and Juliet. Via Cappello stands the house of the Capulets, where there is still a hat of the time, carved in stone, emblem of the family and where Romeo met his sweet Juliet.

The home of Romeo is not far from the beloved, it is located near the place where the Scaligeri erect their sepulchral Arche. Juliet's tomb is situated near the church of the convent of S. Francesco al Corso, home of the Museum of Frescoes.



Ponte Pietra

Ponte Pietra, with the jump in April 1945, was rebuilt from February 1957 to March 1959, using first the original material, recovered from the bed of the river and classified with patient survey. Already in previous centuries the bridge had been serious damages to which restorations were followed large, and in 1945 retained only two Roman arches, the first left, while the others were of the sixteenth century (the brick) and age availability. In the old Roman Stone Bridge, and further down the destroyed bridge Postumia, which is aligned at dell'abside S. Anastasia, framed the Teatro Romano and the whole arrangement of the monumental face of the hill of S. Peter overlooking the city.



Arco dei Gavi

The “Arco dei Gavi” is an honorary Roman monument, until 1805, stood leaning against the Tower of Castelvecchio. Demolished by the French, for reasons of viability, was rebuilt in 1932 in the square where there is now. The Gavi, one of the most significant Roman families of Verona, for some public merit, won the honor by the Council dell'arco on public ground and what built the arc at their expense in the mid-first century AD The arch there special offers precious and rare signature of the architect, that L (ucius) Vitruvius L (UCI) l (ibertus) Cerda, probably of the famous Vitruvius




The amphitheater was built outside the perimeter walls dall'originario Republican and its construction was already completed around 30 d. C. A mosaic from a Roman house in Via Diaz at port Borsari, now preserved in the Archaeological Museum, offers us images of amphitheater shows with three scenes of combat between gladiators. The Amphitheater develops its walls in four concentric rings: the more outside is now surviving only in the four arches and the face dell'Ala dell'Arena current is given by the third ring formed by radial walls. Currently, the Arena is home for more than eighty years the season's most famous and evocative of the world accompanied by dramatic works of Shakespeare and evenings of ballet. The Roman Theater, as we see today is the result of a series of works conducted for the majority, from 1834 to 1914. Located onto the slope of the hill of S. Peter and its construction dates back to the last quarter of the first century BC The orchestra has a diameter of 100 feet, the cavea, divided into two sectors, the "summa and ima cavea", crowned on top by two galleries, reached a total height of 27 meters, now indicated with good approximation by the series of ten stone of the ten architects, the balconies, attached to the old convent building on the west. Next to the theater there's the ancient church of SS. Siro e Libera and the building of the convent of S. Jerome, now the archeological museum.



Piazza delle Erbe

Piazza delle Erbe is the ancient Roman Forum, whose floor is 3.5 meters below the present level. At the center of the square you can admire a marble canopy, known as capital, and the beautiful fountain of Madonna Verona, whose statue is the only female rest of Roman still visible on the square, built in 1368 by Cansignorio. The square became the municipal offices and Merchant Associations.

The The Town Hall is located between Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori and encloses the Cortile Mercato Vecchio with the scale of the fifteenth century Ragione and the majestic tower of the Lamberti. Unlike merchant Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori became an extension the Palazzo del Principe, for ceremonies and parades. Next to the Town Hall were built for the Palazzo Capitano del Popolo (the former residence of Albert), the Red Palace Cangrande, next to which are the Gothic sepulchral Scaliger the fourteenth century. dynasty and the Loggia of the board. After the Piazza dei Signori, Castelvecchio is the second and last residence of the Scala, built by Cangrande Cansignorio and II, in the space of twenty years from 1354 to 1375, and immediately followed by the wonderful work that is the bridge with three arches, designed and created to service and exclusive use of the inhabitants of the castle.The city wall was used to divide the system into two distinct parts to the inside of the city to the guard, which function exclusively military, and to the outside the residence of Sirs. The Scaliger Castle and left Verona in 1387, but that had marked the fate of his military installation.



Monumental churches


S.Zeno, VIII century benedict monastery destroyed in 1810 in order to obtain bricks.It's an example of romantic sculpture and it still preserve the hold courtyard, the Abby-tower, Ottonian and Renaissance elements (like the Mantegna's triptych).


S.Bernardino, Minor Friar's convent is the symbol of the late come of the Renaissance art in Verona, different from Firenze.
Even if it's dated at the half of the XV century, the church is an example of Gothic Architecture.
In S. Bernardino, in addition to the supplier of a simple hut facade, is the marble frame of the main door that attenuates the presence Gothic, offering an image of classical measure and composure. The strange plant which the church aisle to a more side by side, right, a small aisle on which face all the chapels, was created by a modification of a first plant to aisle.


Example of a church community is padana S. Lorenzo: the Romanesque style with two strong towers front of tuff masonry and brick bands alternate, constructed to access the galleries. The interior is dominated by the presence of the same extended galleries above the aisles and his relatives to a field that develops on the front, above the nartace.


The Cathedral is today as a monument composite, where the primitive Romanesque structure has been altered to the Gothic taste, made in mid-fifteenth century. Romanesque building will store the perimeter in tuff masonry, reinforced, particularly on corners, concrete stone from Verona.
The most intact of you towards the apse, where, next to the bell tower, is also the original masonry. In the front part is made clear, right, by the appearance of a masonry bands. With these works are accompanied the opening of two large Gothic windows. More intact the central part with large prostyle. The bell tower, on a Roman, was to be completed in the sixteenth century and designed by San Micheli, but the venture failed. Its construction is the work of the last century.
The Duomo is formed by a number of other early Christian basilicas such as the Chapter of the cloister, the remains of the Carolingian basilica (VII - IX century). Matricole called Santa
Maria, St. Helena and St. John Fonte.


The church of S. Anastasia shows close resemblance to S. Giovanni e Paolo in Venice. Both belonged to the order of Dominicans and it is legitimate to think of a common authorship. Frescali houses masterpieces by Pisanello and Altichiero, and that the holy water of the Gobbi which is given according to tradition to Gabriel Calieri, the father of Paolo Veronese.
Built on a body of early Christian, Saint Stephen preserves the only example in the double veronese de ambulatory, in the crypt and the upper level. S. Stationary, first Benedictine convent and then a Franciscan, was erected in memory of the Martyrs Fermo and Rustico. It 'full of beautiful cloisters and a church built on two floors. In the upper basilica, you can admire the Annunciation of Pisanello.



Ente Verona Fiere

In 1998, the Verona Fair celebrated 100 years of activity as one of the most dynamic and flexible the North East
The activity of Veronafiere supports the exercise of direct organizer of events at the Exhibition capable of meeting all requirements demanded by the market fair and conference.
Over the years it has been increased range of products, expanding the exhibition schedule that, in 2005, the proportion has reached 32 events, 5 of which overseas.
Leaders in agriculture and in the so called "agrifood", Veronafiere has developed over time expos that have won an important and strategic role in the building industry , construction and logistics, furniture, health and fitness, sport, tourism and leisure.