History

Connect with Verona's history, where it took place and something special happens

Enhance your Verona holiday by learning a little about its history. Discover Verona's rich past and keep it alive by staying in historical buildings, visiting churches and musuems or standing in glorious piazzas. Find out more in this section.

Valpolicella is set in a hilly area just before the Alps in the Veneto region, a few kilometres from Verona. The area is renowned all over the world for two reasons, firstly for its wines, especially Amarone, considered to be one of the best Italian red wines, and secondly, for its red marble Veronese.

 A unique feature of the area is its gorgeous villas, in fact, many actors and V.I.P’s have...

Lake Garda is the biggest of the Italian lakes, also known as Benaco, a name given to it during the Roman period. The widest part in the south, is situated in the Pianura Padana area, and is surrounded by the Moreniche hills which were formed by the thawing glaciers of the prehistoric period. Going northwards the lake becomes narrower, passing through the Alps. Here, the mountains are more...

The city is often known outside Italy for the Romeo and Juliet tragedy written by Shakespeare, but there is so much more to this beautiful city. Verona and its urban centre are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is a museum in the open air where you can find remains from the Roman, Scaligeri, Republica di Venezia, Napoleon, Asburgic emperor, and fascist periods.

 A full guide to...