A Local’s Guide To Verona, Italy

Verona is a city on the Adige river in Veneto, Italy. It is one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. It is the second-largest city municipality in the region and the third-largest in northeast Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 (550.58 sq mi) and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, because of its artistic heritage and several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. Two of William Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. Verona has a humid subtropical climate characteristic of Northern Italy’s inland plains, with hot summers and cold, damp winters, even though Lake Garda has a partial influence on the city. The relative humidity is high throughout the year, especially in winter when it causes fog, mainly from dusk until late morning, although the phenomenon has become increasingly less frequent in recent years.

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