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The Old Well of Love in Verona


Mr. Dal Zovo and his friends have found an ancient and tragic legend, coming from the sixteenth century and referring to an ancient well in the heart of Verona close to Piazzetta Tirabosco.


In the sixteenth century, when Emperor Maximilian ruled the city, the guard Conrad of St. Boniface met a beautiful lady, Donna Isabella from the CasaDonati's dynasty and...fell in love.

Ten centuries peeked from two portholes

Scavi Scaligeri - Verona

The Scavi scaligeri, under the Palazzo del Capitanio, from the '90s are a nevralgic point for contemporary and ancient art:  under its courtyard in piazza dei Signori you can find the Centro internazionale di fotografia. The facade is from about '500, but underground the ruins are beautiful and very ancient: two bull-eyes open the view through the pavement in the courtyard, showing a beautiful scene. The museum has an underground maze-like pattern , as the remains were found and left at different heights. 


The "Home-towers" and the tragedy of the Jews

home towers piazza Erbe Verona


They could also be of eight floors. Why? In the six-eighteenth century the Jewish quarter was overcrowded by a large community.
The "skyscrapers" of piazza Erbe are the last witnesses of centuries of discrimination and of the existence in the two ghettos. 

Piazza dei Signori - Lords square

Ogrody Giusti (Giardini Giusti)


Jeśli lubisz naturę i ogrody, jest tu pewne miejsce, które koniecznie musisz odwiedzić, jeśli będziesz  na wakacjach w Weronie. Mowa tu o jednym z najpiękniejszych, włoskich ogrodów późnego renesansu. Nazywa się on Giardini Giusti lub Ogrody Giusti, jeśli wolisz przetłumaczoną nazwę. Na terenie posiadłości znajduje się doniosły pałac o nazwie Palazzo Giusti, który jest umiejscowiony zaraz przy wejściu, oraz ogromny ogród, pochodzący z 16 wieku.

Ponte Pietra - najstarszy, rzymski most w Weronie

Ponte Pietra najstarszy, rzymski most w Weronie

Ponte Pietra, nazywany też Stone Bridge (Kamiennym Mostem), jest najstarszym, rzymskim mostem w Weronie i jednym z najważniejszych, rzymskich zabytków w mieście.


Pierwotnie, most na rzece Adige, powstały jeszcze przed 89 rokiem p.n.e., nie był kamienny, lecz drewniany. Most kamienny zbudowano w 1 wieku p.n.e.,  podczas budowy drogi Postumia, łączącej miasta Genoa i Aquileia.

Monuments of Piazza Erbe: the "Berlina"

Berlina or Capitello in Piazza Erbe


This monument was the very centre of the city's manifold activities. You could find also dead wolves, exposed here after having caused panic in the countryside. Let's just call it "capitello": erected in 1207, it was an useful instrument to dictate the unit of measure to the traders.

What can be still secret and unknown in Piazza Erbe? This square is the place most well-known in our city with Piazza Bra. The monument is located in the centre and has been mistakenly called “berlina", a sort of monumental pillory for public humiliation and punishment.

Ponte Pietra - the oldest roman bridge in Verona

Ponte Pietra the oldest roman bridge
The Ponte Pietra, or the Stone Bridge, is the oldest Roman bridge of Verona, and one of the most important Roman monuments of the city.
The original bridge across the River Adige, dating back to before 89BC, would not have been stone, but wood. The stone bridge was built in the 1st century BC, during the construction of the Postumia Road, which linked Genoa and Aquileia.

San Giorgio in Braida church

San Giorgio in Braida
San Giorgio in Braida's church is one of the most evocative historical site in the Verona area beyond the bend of the river Adige, thanks to its characteristic Renaissance dome and the gorgeous bell tower, both by Michele Sanmicheli.

The Cathedral of Verona

The Cathedral, the main church of Verona (but in my opinion not the most beautiful one) is dedicated to S. Maria Assunta and it is one of the examples of romanesque style in Verona. This church is part of a bigger complex of architectural buildings which include
S. Giovanni in Fonte, S. Elena, the cloister, the Capitular library and the bishop’s residence. Here lives and celebrates the bishop, this is why it is considered the main church of Verona.