Verona is located in the North of the Italian peninsula in the province of Verona, one of the seven provinces of the Veneto region, on the Adige river. The population of Verona is 265.083 inhabitants.
The early history of Verona is totally unknown, but there are several theories about its beginnings. In 89 b. C it became a Roman colony, from 1509 to 1517 was ruled by the Emperor Maximilian I. In 1797 Verona was invaded by Napoleon and it became Austrian territory, when Napoleon signed the agreement of Campo Formio and finally in 1866 it bacame part of Italy.
Verona is considered one of the principal wine towns of the Veneto wine region. The food of Verona is simple to match the robust, fruity wines. For example, pasta and secondo are very typical in Verona.
Don't forget to try italian ice cream, but when come back you might be disappointed because you will never forget how it tasted.
Piazza delle erbe
It is the oldest square in Verona. It's the perfect place to have a bite to eat or to buy some souvenirs.
This tourist atraccion is one of the most important in the city.
arena di verona
The Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, is the most renowned Veronese monument.
How to get around
While in Verona you won’t probably need to use public transportation as everything in the centre is easily reachable with a short walk, but if your hotel is in the suburbs or if you want to reach a place outside of Verona city limit you’ll probably need to use public transportation.
There is an airport near Verona so you can get there by plane. Once you have landed, you can take a taxi to your hotel.
Verona train station sees trains arrive from all over Italy. It is important to book tickets in advance to ensure there are seats available.
As in all big cities, you can take a bus. Verona bus station is in front of the train station. From there buses depart for the different neighborhoods.
While you're there
Verona is near a lot of fantastic places you can visit:
Lake di Garda
It's one of the biggest and beautifulest lakes in Italy, located in Sirmione
It is one of the most famous cities in Italy and all over the world it welcomes around 20.000 tourists per day, it's known as the city of canals. It is composed by more than 110 islands.
Padova is located in Veneto. Some interesting places to visit are:
Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city of Italy with many different industrial sectors.
If you have enough time you can visit Austria, Slovenia or Switzerland.