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Verona

Due to its strategic location on the Adige River, Verona started as a Roman settlement during the Antiquity. Roman ruins can be found around the city center. As the Roman Empire declined, Verona was ruled by various tribes. After the Lombard League defeated the German Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa at the Battle of Legnano in 1176, Verona became an independent city state. During the 13th and 14th centuries, Verona was ruled by the Scaliger family and enjoyed a period of unprecedented prosperity. During its peek in 1336, their territory extended to Parma and Lucca. Their insignia with a ladder can be seen everywhere. In 1405, Verona became a part of the Venetian Republic. As Venice declined, Verona suffered the same fate of foreign occupation under Napoleonic France & Austrian-Hungarian Empire, before becoming a part of the unified Italy in 1866. Now, Verona is the second largest metropolitan in the region of Veneto, after Venice.
Torre dei Lamberti
Torre dei Lamberti
Domus Mercatorum
Domus Mercatorum
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
Verona Cathedral
Verona Cathedral
Torre dei Lamberti
Torre dei Lamberti
Verona Arena
Verona Arena
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
Castelvecchio
Castelvecchio
Castelvecchio Bridge
Castelvecchio Bridge
Portoni della Bra
Portoni della Bra
Piazza BrÓ
Piazza BrÓ
Bell Tower of Verona Cathedral
Bell Tower of Verona Cathedral
Ponte Vittoria over Adige River
Ponte Vittoria over Adige River
Verona City Hall
Verona City Hall
Palazzo Maffei
Palazzo Maffei
Arch on Piazza dei Signori
Arch on Piazza dei Signori
Loggia del Consiglio
Loggia del Consiglio
Palazzo del PodestÓ
Palazzo del PodestÓ
Palazzo del Comune
Palazzo del Comune
Arco della Costa
Arco della Costa
Scaliger Family Tombs
Scaliger Family Tombs
Sant'Anastasia
Sant'Anastasia
Dante
Dante
Cortile del Tribunale
Cortile del Tribunale
Gavi Arch
Gavi Arch
Porta Leoni
Porta Leoni
At the Feet of a Giant
At the Feet of a Giant
Torre dei Lamberti
Torre dei Lamberti
Bells of Torre dei Lamberti
Bells of Torre dei Lamberti
Bells of Torre dei Lamberti
Bells of Torre dei Lamberti
Veronetta
Veronetta
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe
Historical Verona
Historical Verona
Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore
Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Organo
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Organo
Torre dei Lamberti
Torre dei Lamberti
Shopping in Verona
Shopping in Verona
Santa Maria Antica
Santa Maria Antica
Roman Ruins
Roman Ruins
Gardella Tower
Gardella Tower
Shopping in Verona
Shopping in Verona
Fair Verona
Fair Verona
Juliet's House
Juliet's House
Windows in Verona
Windows in Verona
Open and Shut
Open and Shut
Juliet
Juliet
Which one is Juliet?
Which one is Juliet?
150 Years of Nationhood
150 Years of Nationhood
Colonna Antica
Colonna Antica
The First Scaliger Family Tomb
The First Scaliger Family Tomb
Castelvecchio
Castelvecchio
Grand Prix Motorcycle
Grand Prix Motorcycle
War Memorial
War Memorial
The World at Their Feet
The World at Their Feet
She Wolf and Twins
She Wolf and Twins