The journey of “Ila Domos Misterios”, a mysterious hooded figure, looking for a dark enemy, in the streets of Verona, allowed us to admire some incredible places. Stay with us to learn more about the wonders of this amazing city.
Places should be visited in Verona (Horror Vlog)
1) Ponte di Castelvecchio
The “Ponte di Castelvecchio”, is considered ne of the most wonderful works realized during the Middle Ages in Verona. Its realization, which took place from 1354 to 1356 under the dominion of Cangrande II della Scala, is attributed to Guglielmo Bevilacqua. However other studies indicates that the architects Giovanni da Ferrara and Giacomo da Gozo realized the structure. The bridge had the function to serve as escape route for the lord to Germany, in case of an attack from his enemies. Its robustness let the bridge to remain intact for 5 centuries, until the intervention of French soldiers in 1802 who damaged it, in order to place some cannons and later, in 1945, when German soldiers who blew the bridge up. Thanks to the will of rebuilding it of the people of Verona, combined with the photographic documentation, the recovery of some segments still intact (with the addition of some new pieces that were extracted by the original medieval cave located in San Giorgio della Valpolicella), the reconstruction of the bridge could be completed in 1951.
2) La casa di Giulietta
In via Cappello, not too far from “piazza delle Erbe”, you can find the house where, according to the tradition, the Giulietta Capuleti of Shakespeare’s novel, lived. However, the the true name of the family who lived in the house was Cappelletti, as indicated by the emblem depicting a hat on the the arch laced at the entrance of the courtyard. The famous balcony where the kiss between Romeo and Juliet is the result of the assembling of marble remains dating XIV century. The tourist value of the site is represented by the passage that gives access to the courtyard, which is entirely covered with graffiti and love tickets, left by the tourists. It is used as scenery for Romeo and Juliet’s touring shows, starting from 2015.
3) Piazza delle Erbe
This is the most important square in Verona, that is situated on the Roman Forum and, in Roman ages, it was the center of the political and economic life, until the buildings of the time were replaced by Medieval structures. Along the sides of the square, some very important buildings can be found like: the “Palazzo del Comune”, the “Torre dei Lamberti” or il “Palazzo Maffei” (adorned with Greek deities statues). In front of the Palazzo Maffei you can find a white marble-made column on whose top you can find the San Marco lion, symbol of the Republic of Venice. The oldest monument in the square is the fountain which is surmounted by the statue named Madonna Verona , dated 380 BC.
4) Cimitero Monumentale
It was designed by the architect Giuseppe Barbieri, with a neo-classic style, since 1828, as a consequence of the Napoleonic laws which imposed the edification of graveyards outside the city walls. In fact, the dead were buried in churches like the “chiesa of San Bernardino” or the “Santissima Trinità in Monte Oliveto”. In 1910 it was expanded in the eastern area with a new section, because of the lack of space, which takes the name of “Cimitero Nuovo”.
5) Piazza dei Signori
It’s close to “Piazza delle Erbe” and it also known with the name of Piazza Dante, since in 1865, a statue devoted to the “Sommo Poeta”, made of marble of Carrara by the sculptor Ugo Zannoni, was placed in it. The square has a Medieval origin through the evolution of the “scaglieri palaces”, quickly becoming the center of the economic, administrative and rappresentative functions. There are various important buildings boarding the square like: the “Palazzo della Ragione”, the “Chiesa di Santa Maria Antica” or the “Loggia del Consiglio”. In recent years it has become a meeting point for young people of Verona.
6) Arena di Verona
The Verona Arena is the third largest Roman arena, right after “the Colosseum” and the “Arena in Capua”and thanks to all the renovations it has been through, it’s one of the amphitheaters that has kept a good preservation status over time. It was built in the I century A.D. and can host 25000 spectators, since various performances were held like gladiator games and tournaments. Since 1913 it became the location of the Arena lyrical festival, during summertime. Instead, during the spring and fall season, many music performers organize concerts in it, thanks to the structural peculiarities that generate an acoustic that doesn’t require the support of amplification.
Our trip in the city of Verona ends here, but if your thirst for travels hasn’t been sufficiently fulfilled you can take a look at our video vlog in Bologna and Polignano a Mare. Don’t miss them because they’re really interesting!