B&B Like Juliet

Bed & Breakfast in Verona

Verona, patrimonio dell'umanità dall'UNESCO
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Verona & Surroundings

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"The Beautiful Verona"

Or so William Shakespeare described it in the prologue of 'Romeo and Juliet'. And since the poet wrote those words, this beauty has become renowned. The charm of Verona is largely due the marks left by the passage of history. From Roman times to the era of the medieval communes, from the 'Della Scala Signoria' period to the spells of Austrian and the Venetian domination, there is no period that has not contributed to the city famous monuments, jewels of art history and architecture.

It is not without reason that Verona was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. What makes Verona unique in the world is not only the collection of individual beautiful monuments, but also the sense of overall harmony that, over the centuries, its citizens were able to achieve despite the changes of architectural styles. The evolution has resulted in a visual splendour, with a Roman touch to the medieval dominance.

The city was founded around the seventh century BC, probably by the Raeti people from North. However, the name of the city is of Etruscan origin. Academics therefore believe, though there is no proof, that the Etruscans played an important part in its development.

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Verona's Arena

L'Arena di Verona

The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre located in the middle of Piazza Bra in the historic centre of the city. During the summer, the Arena is home to a famous opera festival. In 2013, the festival will mark its centenary year by opening with Giuseppi Verdi's Aida. And to celebrate this anniversary, all the events will be dedicated to this composer from Parma. Aida will be presented in two versions: one modern and the other a "historical re-enactment", with the scenery and costumes used in the original 1913 show.

For more than three decades, the Arena has been a favourite venue for Italian and international pop singers and bands. Recent visitors have included Adriano Celentano and Paul McCartney, who performed his only Italian concert here.

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Juliet's House

Juliet's House
Juliet's House is a medieval palace in Verona, located in via Cappello, a short distance from the famous piazza delle Erbe.

The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in Verona has found historical evidence and fantasy mixed myth and realityso much that several places have been recognized as being part of the story told by Shakespeare.

Two families named Montecchi and Capuleti  have existed actually (the correct name is, however, Cappelletti). Of Cappelletti,  it is known of their presence until the permanence of Dante in Verona in current Juliet's House, located near Piazza delle Erbe, where their presence is testified by the coat of arms of the hat on the keystone for portal that leads to the courtyard of the House.

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The University of Verona

University of Verona
The University of Verona is founded in 1982 and is organized into four areas and fifteen departments. The rectorate is located in Palazzo Giuliari, in via dell'Artigliere.

Today the University of Verona is recognized as a world-class training centre and is at the 3rd place among the great peninsula University preceded only by the University of Padova and the University of Milan Bicocca.

 

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Lake Garda & Gardaland

Lake Garda
Gardaland, covering an area of more than 650 thousand square metres is the largest amusement park in Italy. Located just 20 km from Verona, and less than 4 km from Lake Garda. Both

Gardaland and Lake Garda are readily accessible from the centre of Verona by car, bus or by train.

If you travel to Lake Garda, the nearby beautiful Sirmione Catullo caves are worth a visit. Or maybe you would prefer a relaxing walk along the promenade connecting Bardolino to Garda. And all lovers of sailing and wind surfing will be drawn to the wind and the waves that lap the banks at picturesque Malcesine.

The Palazzo della Gran Guardia

The Palazzo della Gran Guardia
The Palazzo della Gran Guardia is a palace in the historic centre of Verona. Located in located in Piazza Bra, the palace is a directly opposite the famous Arena di Verona. The palace's construction was very long and troubled. It began in the 17th century but finished only in 1843. By the time the building was completed, nobody knew its architect, and for many years it was attributed to Michele Sammicheli as the palace bears similarities to his known creations. However, today it is believed that the design was the work of the Domenico Curtoni, grandson of the famous Veronese architect Michele Sammicheli. Curtoni, in fact, is considered one of the most significant exponents of Sammicheliana architecture.

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Exhibitions in Veronafiere

Exhibition center in Verona
The Veronafiere is a trade exhibition centre located in the industrial areaof the city. The complex offer a total surface area of 350,000 m², of which 122,000 m² is divided into 12 halls. This thriving centre receives over 1,100,000 visitors a year, many from abroad. There is also a large congress centre, a multifunctional structure that handles events of various kinds and sizes.

For the near future, the exhibition area will be extended, with the construction of new pavilions. Also a direct link will be built from the main entrance of Veronafiere to a future financial centre.

 

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