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.
San Giorgetta is a small church that is heavy in the Renaissance style, with frescoes and ornate decorations. If you can handle the climb, Lamberti’s Tower is a must see. After taking 238 steps to the top you will be rewarded with a stunning view of Verona.
Verona is a city you can get lost in and travel back to another time. It is rich in history and one of the best places to visit in Italy. Whether you want to explore Roman ruins or marvel at Renaissance art, you can do it in Verona.