The city of Verona lies in northern Italy, on the River Adige close to the Alps, and has a population of 270,000. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to it’s history and architecture, including a stunning ancient Roman amphitheatre.
As the setting for three of William Shakespeare’s plays, including his perhaps most celebrated work, Romeo and Juliet (along with The Taming of the Shrew and The Two Gentleman of Verona) the city has built an almost mythical reputation over the centuries. It’s array of cultural events and exhibitions – including numerous world-renowned art galleries, make Verona a must-visit city break.
However, on the doorstep of Verona city are Lake Garda – a popular summer destination for holidaymakers from around Europe – and some of the best ski resorts in the Alps, making the city a year-round tourist hotspot.
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