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Anyone who fell in love with Romeo and Juliet will know about Shakespeare’s “Fair Verona”. For anyone who has visited Verona, however, fair is nothing but an understatement. Situated at the west of Venice, between the Adige River and the Lessini Mountains, Verona simply glows with beauty — literally. Many of the buildings in the city are made of a unique pink marble, which gives the city a one-of-a-kind aura about it. Aside from the many breathtaking sights, Verona offers many forms of entertainment that will surely not leave you wanting for more.

Culturally inclined tourists will have their fill of opera, ballet, and musicals at The Arena during July and August. The Roman Arena is an ancient Roman amphitheater, which was built in 1 A.D. Satisfy your ears, eyes, and souls with the various performances during the musical season. Nothing comes as close to an authentic Roman experience as in the Arena. Authentic might mean having to bring cushions for your backside, but the setting cannot be any more perfect. After all, the Arena is Verona’s most famous landmark.

The Arena is not the only place to visit when it comes to theatre. The Teatro Nuovo offers visitors excellent performances by famous performing companies during winter. You have the choice between light and serious theatre. During the same season, the Philharmonic Theatre offers a wide variety of performances. From symphony orchestras, to operas and operettas — you can find them all here. If you prefer the cabaret, the Teatro Estravagario is the place to go to. More than that, they offer pop concerts and dance performances. Museum lovers are not left out of the picture as the city has a lot of museums filled with history. You can find anything from art galleries, multi-cultural exhibits, and public libraries. Of course, there is a multitude of churches to visit as well. Make it a point to visit Verona’s Duomo, which was built in the 12th century.

After a long day of walking around and experiencing the historical ambiance of the city, rest your feet and sit down while having a spot of tea or sipping a cup of coffee. Verona has an endless list of cafes and bars wherein tourists and locals alike hang out. The city centre contains the most popular haunts, perhaps because of its historic import. Some of the more well known cafés are Caffé delle Erbe and Campidoglio. There is nothing more relaxing than basking in the warm sunshine and enjoying the sights around you, especially during spring time.

The fun in Verona doesn’t end when the sun goes down. For the bar-going crowd, you will not run out of places to choose from. Bars abound both within the city centre and on the outskirts of the city. You can get bassotti, the local name for beer, or just about any alcohol. Snacks and other aperitifs are available in most bars as well. To complete the overall experience, you can listen to a wide variety of music while chilling out with your friends.


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