The History Of Verona, Italy
Verona is a city located in northern Italy. It is rich with history. Read on to learn more about this city.
The city became a Roman colonia back in 89 BC, and then in 49 BC it became a municipium. Verona was extremely important because served as an intersection for various roads. Not only that but in the year 403, Alaric and his Visigoths were defeated there by Stillicho, and it is thought that Theoderic the Great built a castle in Verona.
The Goths remained in control of the city, but they eventually surrendered the city back around 552. This was when the Valerian entered the city and overthrown the Goths. As time went on, the city came under control of various leaders, which included the King of the Lombards, Alboin, as well as other kings of Italy, as that was where the kings usually resided.
Emperor Maximilian I once had control over the city. He controlled the city from 1508 to 1517, and the city also experienced a number of plague outbreaks. In fact, in Verona alone, the city lost more than 30,000 people because of the plague, and that was around 60% of its population. (more…)
A Brief History Of Corso Cavour
Corso Cavour, or Verona, Italy, is a a city in the Veneto region of Italy. It has a population of approximately 250,000 people and is was made famous by Shakespeare as he set Romeo and Juliet there. It is about an hour away from Venice and is a great place to visit if you are on a trip to Italy. When we visited, there was a shuttle service that took us there.
The Romans took over Verona and you can find plenty of evidence of their civilization here. The Roman ruins are also in exceptionally good shape and some of the buildings are still being used to this day. The Arena for example, is a huge Roman amphitheater that is still intact and used to house operas in the summer. You can live like a Roman and attend the opera in one of the few remaining functioning Roman amphitheaters in the world.
The city is rich with art and you can visit one of the many collections of medieval and Renaissance art in the churches and art museums. The city has castles you can visit and the churches are magnificent. The Verona Cathedral was built in 1187 and is filled with marble sculptures and stone reliefs. There are also medieval and Gothic carvings as well as a collection of medieval paintings. (more…)
What You Need To Know About Verona
Verona, or Corso Cavour to the Italians, is known as the city of love, thanks to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Close to 800,000 people live in Verona and this gorgeous city is on the Adige river. It is a prime tourist destination in Italy and hosts numerous cultural events and is known as a hotbed for the arts. Whether you want to see an opera, show or go to a fair, you can do it Verona.
Historically, Verona is known as a favorite haunt of Shakespeare and three of his plays are set in Verona. The city is full of interesting Roman architecture and even the name Verona is thought to have come from the Romans. Much of the history of Verona is unknown, but it is known that it became a Roman colony in 89 BC.
Verona is the place to go if you are interested in architecture as it has multiple historical buildings like Roman monuments and buildings. (more…)
A Brief History Of Corso Cavour
The first thing most people think about when visiting Verona is of course Shakespeare. The tale of Romeo and Juliet has left a deep impact on this historic city, which sometimes seems a shame since it is only a story and didn’t really happen. Of course, the related but false tourist attractions don’t help. Yet Verona has a lot more to offer than what the Bard made up, particularly its real history.
One of these historic landmarks is Corso Cavour, one of the most important and significant streets in Verona. Corso Cavour is approximately 2000 years old and in Roman times was part of the Via Postumia which linked the cities of Trieste and Genoa. As such, Verona was a center of commerce to the Roman world as well as of artistic and military importance, and Corso Cavour was the lifeline. The Romans also had the custom to bury their dead alongside this road, so many a necropolis have been found over the years.
Today it features various styles of construction that developed over the years ever since the Roman times, with various palaces, arches, churches and monuments lining the cobblestone street. (more…)
A Brief History Of Corso Cavour (Verona, Italy)
The name of Verona may ring a very familiar bell if you have ever read one of William Shakespeare’s most well-known works: Romeo And Juliet. Verona, or Corso Cavour, is a town in Italy, where there are many sites to see that are reminiscent of Romeo And Juliet.
For that reason, the area sees many Shakespeare fans every year. They visit the Stallo del Cappello tower house that is traditionally acknowledged as the Caputet family home.
It holds a collection of antiques and engravings that are renowned for re-telling the widely-loved story. They also honor different renditions of the story, as told in film and on the stage throughout the years. There is of course the statue of Juliet in the courtyard to honor one of the fated story’s main characters.
The Montecchi family’s brick castle is currently a privately owned building, but is viewable from the outside. The nobility kept high walls and protected themselves by building where there were natural barriers such as mountains or rivers. This ensured that other nobles could not overtake them, nor could the lower class peasants.
Along the same lines, Medieval walls encompass Verona. It is a call back to the tyrant Ezzelino Romano’s rule. The gates at Bra mark the main entrance, and would have been in place at the time of Romeo and Juliet’s fictional lives and deaths.
Of course, Shakespeare too is honored in the city with a famous bronze bust that sit alongside the gates. It also marks the exile of Romeo in the fabled story. The tomb of Juliet is marked in the San Francesco Monastery, also in Corso.
Very real, or merely drama, the tale of the two star-crossed lovers is immortalized in the very city where the story takes place. Visit Corso Cavour in person or vicariously through the story of Romeo And Juliet.
Learning Italian history
Hi – my name is Lisa and I am planning a trip to Verona, Italy, in a few months. I wanted to study up on the history of Italy before I travel, so I have a better appreciation. I wanted to document my learning to share with my husband and some of our friends that are coming along. So thanks for checking this out – I’ll share our stories when we return too! 🙂