Immortalized by William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, the supposed inspiration for the Capulets and Montagues still stands.
The Casa di Guilietta, is the area’s best known tourist attraction. But 'Fair Verona' has much more to offer. So much more, in fact, that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to the value and importance of its many historical buildings.
Built in the 14th century, Verona’s Museo Civico di Castelvecchio houses one of the finest art galleries in this region of Italy, with pieces from the late Roman and early Christian periods to Medieval and Renaissance art, as well as jewelry and suits of armor.
Outside, a walkway offers views of the Adige River and the medieval Ponte Scaligero, a bridge which is part of the old defense system of Castelvecchio.