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  1. 1. Verona History and Touristic locations Ashley Jimenez Period 6
  2. 2. The History of Verona <ul><li>The first historical records of Verona are from the fourth century B.C. </li></ul><ul><li>During the Roman times, it became a notable commercial as well as political center. </li></ul><ul><li>The Romans largely favored the location of Verona and they colonized it in the year 89 B.C. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The History of Verona continued… <ul><li>Later on, Verona became the location for various power struggles which led up to rivalries in the late 1200’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The della Scalas were one such family that fought for their right to govern. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Cangrande’s supervision, Verona captured several other smaller cities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The History of Verona continued… <ul><li>After Canegrande, the heirs continued by Mastino II and Cansignorio. </li></ul><ul><li>Towards the end of the family’s reign, the Castelvecchio was built as a tribute to the della Scalas. </li></ul><ul><li>Afterwards, Verona joined the empire of Venice. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, in the mid 1800’s, Verona became part of the Kingdom of Italy. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Touristic Locations in Verona – Arena di Verona <ul><li>The Arena di Verona is a 2,000 year old Roman arena. </li></ul><ul><li>It holds the largest opera stage in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>During the summer months, it has opera as well as other performances. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Touristic Locations in Verona - Ponte Scaligero <ul><li>The Ponte Scaligero was built for defensive purposes and nearly destroyed during the second World War but then was later heavily reconstructed. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Touristic Locations in Verona - Ponte Pietra <ul><li>The Ponte Pietra goes over the Adige River. </li></ul><ul><li>It also needed to be rebuilt after World War II , but using the original stones. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Touristic Locations in Verona – Jiliet’s Balcony <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Touristic Locations in Verona - Piazza dei Signori <ul><li>The Piazza dei Signori is Verona’s central square. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes a statue of Dante due to the fact that he resided in the city for a period of time. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Touristic Locations in Verona - Piazza delle Erbe <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Touristic Locations in Verona - Castelvecchio <ul><li>This castle was built by the della Scala Family when they were the rulers of Verona during the 14 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>This was their residence during he rule of Cangrande II in 1854. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li> Europe Travel The New York Times Company, 2009. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy Link N.p., 2009. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Offbeat Travel N.p., 2006. Web. 6 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Italy Travel Escape N.p., 2009. Web. 4 Dec. 2009. <>. </li></ul>