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    • Verona History and Touristic locations Ashley Jimenez Period 6
    • The History of Verona
      • The first historical records of Verona are from the fourth century B.C.
      • During the Roman times, it became a notable commercial as well as political center.
      • The Romans largely favored the location of Verona and they colonized it in the year 89 B.C.
    • The History of Verona continued…
      • Later on, Verona became the location for various power struggles which led up to rivalries in the late 1200’s.
      • The della Scalas were one such family that fought for their right to govern.
      • Under Cangrande’s supervision, Verona captured several other smaller cities.
    • The History of Verona continued…
      • After Canegrande, the heirs continued by Mastino II and Cansignorio.
      • Towards the end of the family’s reign, the Castelvecchio was built as a tribute to the della Scalas.
      • Afterwards, Verona joined the empire of Venice.
      • Finally, in the mid 1800’s, Verona became part of the Kingdom of Italy.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona – Arena di Verona
      • The Arena di Verona is a 2,000 year old Roman arena.
      • It holds the largest opera stage in the world.
      • During the summer months, it has opera as well as other performances.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona - Ponte Scaligero
      • The Ponte Scaligero was built for defensive purposes and nearly destroyed during the second World War but then was later heavily reconstructed.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona - Ponte Pietra
      • The Ponte Pietra goes over the Adige River.
      • It also needed to be rebuilt after World War II , but using the original stones.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona – Jiliet’s Balcony
      • William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” includes a scene where Romeo talks to Juliet from her balcony. The city of Verona contains this legendary balcony which dates back to the 13 th century.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona - Piazza dei Signori
      • The Piazza dei Signori is Verona’s central square.
      • It includes a statue of Dante due to the fact that he resided in the city for a period of time.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona - Piazza delle Erbe
      • This square used to be the Roman Forum during the Roman Empire Times, but is now an open air market that is surrounded by historic buildings and sculptures.
    • Touristic Locations in Verona - Castelvecchio
      • This castle was built by the della Scala Family when they were the rulers of Verona during the 14 th century.
      • This was their residence during he rule of Cangrande II in 1854.
    • Works Cited
      • About.com: Europe Travel The New York Times Company, 2009. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. <http://goeurope.about.com/cs/italy/a/verona_guide.htm>.
      • Italy Link N.p., 2009. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. <http://www.italylink.com/travel/verona.html>.
      • Offbeat Travel N.p., 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. <http://www.offbeattravel.com/verona.html>.
      • Italy Travel Escape N.p., 2009. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <http://www.italytravelescape.com/history-of-verona.htm>.