​Verona, Italy

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Verona is located about 114 kilometers northwest of Venice and has a population of 255,000. It is located between Milan and Venice. From mid-July to late August, music lovers from all over the world gather here to enjoy the famous outdoor opera.


The amphitheater in Piazza Bra is the best-preserved amphitheater. Built in the 1st century AD, this amphitheater is second only to the Roman Amphitheatre and the Capua Amphitheatre on the outskirts of Naples. The theater is 152 meters long, 128 meters wide and 30 meters high. From the stage, there are 30 levels. The stone steps lead to the top of the stands.

Sitting at the top of the stands overlooking the theater, I immediately felt the Romans’ enthusiasm for civil engineering construction more than 2,000 years ago. This amphitheater alone has 72 arches, which is very strong and can accommodate about 22,000 people. The opera usually takes place in July and Performing here in August.

On the north side of Piazza Bra, there is a wide Liston Avenue. In summer, there are endless outdoor cafes. It is the best place to relax. In front of Liston is the city hall, and on the right is the Gran Guardia Palace. In Liston; after taking a break, stroll to the northeast of Avenue Mazzini, and arrive at Plaza Ebe.

Eberplatz calls it a broad park avenue better than a square. This green lawn is packed with gray fan tents, which are stalls selling flowers, vegetables and fruits. Beautiful flowers, fresh and delicious fruits, and crowds of buyers make up a colorful and vibrant picture.

Piazza Ebi was originally a gathering place in Roman times, but became the center of Verona at the end of the 19th century. At the end of the square, there stands a Gothic pillar and a lecture hall with a canopy. Public affairs such as the mayor and administrative officials’ orders, public announcements to citizens, and criminal judgments are all displayed here. , The fountain in the center of the square and the statue of a woman nicknamed "The Madonna" were built in 1368.

The tall tower facing Piazza Ebe is the Lamberti Tower built in the 12th century. Because it is 84 meters high, it overlooks the panoramic view of Verona. Juliet’s House is located on the south side of EBay Plaza. After entering the door, when you reach the atrium, you can see a familiar balcony (exactly the same as the balcony seen on the stage), which is the balcony of the private meeting of Romeo and Juliet. Although you can't find the romance and tenderness of the year, it is a must-see for Shakespeare fans.

The house was built in the 12th century and is well preserved. The love story described in Shakespeare’s plays takes place here. The first thing people see is the big characters "Capuleti House" written in the population section of the former residence. Capuleti is Juliet's last name. When entering the small courtyard, people can see a bronze statue of a slender and beautiful lady in the courtyard at a glance. She is Juliet, a good family that countless people often talk about. People take photos in front of the bronze statue and silently celebrate her love The loyalty of entering the house, there is a small balcony on the wall facing the door. It is the place where Juliet pours love to Romeo in Shakespeare’s plays. The balcony is the place where they secretly meet. If the tourists are lucky and encounter the indoor open day, You can take the stairs to the second floor and visit Juliet’s boudoir. The church of San Zeno Maggiore in the western suburbs of Verona is the most representative Renaissance-style building in northern Italy. It was built in the 12th-13th century and rebuilt in the 14th century. This clock tower made of ceramic tiles was built in the 11th-12th centuries. It is an Italian Renaissance-style building with a magnificent structure and great beauty. There is a bronze gate on the front of the church, which is carved with reliefs of "Bible" stories, and there are famous paintings by famous painters on the altar. On the left side of the main altar is the statue of Verona, the ancient city defending the sacred Zeno.

The best time to visit the church of San Zeno Maggiore is at sunset, because at that time, the afterglow of the setting sun is projected on the ossuary through the rose window (the so-called "wheel of happiness") on the front of the church, creating a kind of mystery The beauty of it makes people feel like they are in another world.