Unesco world heritage
For us locals, Verona is the most beautiful city in the world (after Venice), an extraordinary place. It enjoys a special microclimate with mild temperatures both in summer and in winter.
The city is surrounded by hills, is on the River Adige and boasts thousands of years of history. It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The area in which Verona is located has been inhabited since the Neolithic period when there was probably a village in the southern part of St. Peter’s.
Verona was recognised as the second largest city in the Roman Empire.
The story that preceded the arrival of the Romans is both intriguing and fascinating.
The Romans turned to the Paleoveneti
for help, since they believed they were consanguineous. This belief was the result of a legend about Antenor and the Venets; being amongst the few survivors of the Trojan War and who had been driven out of their lands. After a long journey to the upper Adriatic, they eventually arrived in the vast area which today is known as the Veneto region where the Euganeans had been hunted down. Cato himself states that the natives of Veneto are descended from the Trojans.