Verona in Veneto

Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 01:20 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Verona Collage © DanieleDF1995

Verona Collage © DanieleDF1995

Verona is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km² (550.58 sq mi) and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

Because of the value and importance of its many historical buildings, Verona has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Verona preserved many ancient Roman monuments, no longer in use, in the early Middle Ages, but much of this and much of its early medieval edifices were destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquake of 3 January 1117, which led to a massive Romanesque rebuilding. The Carolingian period Versus de Verona contains an important description of Verona in the early medieval era.

Ponte di Castelvecchio © Fabio Becchelli Piazza Bra © Deutsche Fotothek‎ Ex forte San Leonardo © Lo Scaligero Castel San Pietro © Jacopo Prisco Verona Panorama © Jacopo Prisco Verona Collage © DanieleDF1995
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Ponte di Castelvecchio © Fabio Becchelli
Verona lies at a major route crossing where the nouth-south rail line from the Brenner Pass to Rome intersects with the east-west line between Milan and Venice, giving the city rail access to most of Europe. The city is, therefore, served by international, regional and local services.

Verona Airport is located (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) southwest of Verona. It handles around 3½ million passengers per year. It is linked to Porta Nuova railway station by a frequent bus service.

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