Saturday, August 4, 2012

Verona, Italy

Verona is a Northern Italian city which has orgins as being a cross road town on the map. The Romans settled here in 89 BC. Remains of their amphitheatre and arena can still be seen today.

The Adige River flows through Verona, but it is not used for transportation. In fact we didn't see any vehicles on the river the entire time we were there.

The city contains several cathedrals which date to the middle ages, and one that has orgins with the Romans. The Duomo or Verona Cathedral was built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style.

The winged lion was the symbol of the Republic of Venice. It ruled the area from the 7th century until the end of the 18th century.

There was a lot to see in Verona. We spent two days happily wandering around the city.

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