It's easy to see why Shakespeare chose Verona as the setting of the greatest romance of all time, Romeo and Juliet. Dotted withbuildings dating back to the Roman-era and straddling the peaceful Adige River, the region is considered a hotspot for vacationing couples. One of Italy's most romantic locales, the popular tourist destination is home to a wealth of entertainment and attractions including operas, stunning architecture and an awe-inspiring amphitheatre.
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The setting for the famed Shakespearean tale about star-crossed lovers, Verona is a favourite holiday destination of couples who flock to the city from all over the world. The main attraction for many holiday-goers is Juliet's House, located just off the Piazza delleErbe. Although not the actual house from the story, the building has become a must-visit site for love-struck teenagers wanting to take photographs on the balcony.
Also a must-see is the statue of Juliet found in the courtyard. It's become tradition for people who visit the house to stop by the statue and leave love messages and trinkets for the innocent heroine. A few streets away romantics can also find Romeo's alleged abode, found at 4, Via ArcheScaligere. The private home is marked by a plaque outside.
Stepping into Verona is like stepping into another time – covered in remnants of Roman architecture, the city never fails to impress tourists with its otherworldly air. The centre of the city is home to a Roman military settlement that is still largely visible.
However, out of all the Roman monuments, the most iconic remains the amphitheatre. Found in the Piazza Bra, it's the third largest arena in the country and dates back to 30AD. In its heyday,the Judi (gladiator games and shows) attracted visitors from beyond the city – a tradition that is alive and well today. Open-air opera performances also attract savvy arts connoisseurs from far reaching corners of the globe.
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