«Pleasant Verona! With its beautiful old palaces, and charming country in the distance, seen from terrace walks, and stately, balustraded galleries.
With its Roman gates, still spanning the fair street, and casting, on the sunlight of to-day, the shade of fifteen hundred years ago.
With its marble-fitted churches, lofty towers, rich architecture, and quaint old quiet thoroughfares, where shouts of Montagues and Capulets once resounded... »
(Charles Dickens, Pictures from Italy, 1844 - 1845)
Verona is visited every year by millions of tourists, attracted for the artistic and architectual richness of this ancient city (among the most famous monuments, the Arena and the balcony of Juliet) and for the wonderful events organizd every year (the most known is the Opera Festival).
Verona has been declared a UNESCO Human Heritage site for her urban structure, that goes up to ancient roman period, and for her architecture: Verona is a wonderful example of a city that is developed gradually and continuously for two thousand years, mixing in harmony artistic elements of high quality of different periods.