Roman theater Verona

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The roman theater in Verona is considered the most important roman theater of northern Italy. It was built in 1st century, when the hill of San Pietro became a monument at the open air. Before the theater, in this area romans built the Stone bridge, Postumio bridge and some walls on the Adige river to defend the new building from floods. Today just a few ruins are visible because in the past, the nature and the populations who lived in Verona didn't preserve it very well.

Pictures of Verona

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I was searching for some website or blog with great pictures of Verona and I discovered VeronaDailyPhoto. This blog is like a windows on little details, life and beauties of Verona. You can find monuments or just a moment of life. I think that for tourists is very interesting to take a look at the town in a different way.  An artistic point of view on secret places and a free source of inspiration  for your visit of Verona and your holidays.

Austrian Verona

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In the 1815, wit the Congress of Vienna, Verona became part of Austrian emperor.
Also for austrian, the position of Verona was very strategic and that's why it became the capital of Austrian territory in Italy, a fortress town controlling a strong defensive system spread all throughout the Veneto region.
In 1822 the representatives of European governments, emperors and kings, met in town for the Congress of Verona.

Verona - day trip to Venice

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Typical canal in Venice
 

Rugby in Verona

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Next november 13th Verona will host for the first time an match of the italian national team against Argentina for the first of the three "Cariparma test matches" of 2010. 

Winetasting Verona

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Yesterday I went with a friend of mine to visit a winery near the town.
Verona is one of the most famous cities for wine and the area of Valpolicella is probably the second most important wine zone in Italy.

Fieracavalli Verona 2010

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From 4th to 7th November there is in town the famous fair FIERACAVALLI, an important exhibition about horses. This year is the edition n. 112 and the location is always the same, the site of Verona fair, in italian Veronafiere. Every year in november, there are more than 150.000 visitors that come in Verona to enjoy competitions, events and shows.
The fair is also an important venue for international companies, institutions and privates that can promote initiatives and projects aimed to support traditions and development of an entire system that regards horses, farms and every activity linked to these.

Arena di Verona

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Arena di Verona
The Arena is probably the most famous monument of Verona.
The building itself was built in AD 30 beyond the old roman's walls. The ludi (shows and games) staged there were really famous and even spectators from places far away, came to witness them. The amphitheatre could host more than 30,000 people in ancient times.

Venetian Verona

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From 1404, after more than two centuries of independence, Verona became part of the domains of the Republic of Venice. St. Mark's winged lion, the symbol of Venice was raised everywhere in the streets and buildings and Verona lost its freedom, but at the same time, it gained the entry into a security and political-economic system that gave prosperity for a long time.

Low Cost flights to Verona

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Good news for tourists that want to visit Verona. Now there are new low cost flights that arrive directly at Verona main airport, Aeroporto Catullo, right out of the city. From this airport you need just 15 minutes to reach the city center and the same time to reach Lake Garda and Valpolicella.

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