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WELCOME TO VERONA & LAKE GARDA
VERONA – THE GATEWAY TO VENETO
“Little Rome”, as Verona was often named during the Roman Period, developed very quickly during the Middle Ages and became a thriving commercial city. Nowadays Verona is a provincial capital, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Verona is the capital of the eponymous province and with its 265,000 inhabitants the second largest city in Veneto. Many important works of art and monuments make Verona one of the most popular attractions for tourists in the region. The medieval flair of Verona and its own charm even became the setting for Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. All in all, there are more than enough reasons to discoever this medieval gem to admire the charm of this stunning city yourself.
Poets and politicians, divas and dictators, they’ve all been drawn to captivating Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). In fact, 7% of all tourists to Italy head for the lake’s shores, taking to its wind-ruffled waters in the north and village- and vineyard-hopping in the south. Surrounded by three distinct regions – Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige and the Veneto – the lake’s cultural diversity attracts a cosmopolitan crowd. Mitteleuropeans colonise northern resorts such as Riva del Garda and Torbole, where restaurants serve air-dried ham and Austrian-style carne salada (salted beef), while in the south, French and Italian families bed down in Valtenesi farmhouses and family-friendly spa towns such as Sirmione and Bardolino.