🇮🇹 Verona is a city on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy. It is one of the seven provincial capitals of the region. The metropolitan area of Verona 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, an ancient Roman amphitheatre.
Between the 13th and 14th century the city was ruled by the Della Scala Family. Under the rule of the family, in particular of Cangrande I della Scala, the city experienced great prosperity, becoming rich and powerful and being surrounded by new walls. The Della Scala era is survived in numerous monuments around Verona. Two of William Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities. Verona was also the birthplace of Isotta Nogarola, who is said to be the first major female humanist and one of the most important humanists of the Renaissance. The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.
Verona was ranked #1199 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Verona has a population of over 259,608 people. Verona also forms part of the wider Verona metropolitan area which has a population of over 714,310 people. Verona is the #303 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.6144 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores.
Verona is twinned with: Albany, United States • Johannesburg, South Africa • Munich, Germany • Nagahama, Japan • Nîmes, France • Pula, Croatia • Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium • Salzburg, Austria. Verona has friendly relations with: Ayacucho, Peru • Bethlehem, Palestine • Corfu, Greece • Detmold, Germany • Fresno, United States • Hangzhou, China • Kazan, Russia • Korçë, Albania • Košice, Slovakia • Kragujevac, Serbia • Namwon, South Korea • Ningbo, China • Prilep, North Macedonia • Ra'anana, Israel • Tirana, Albania • Zhuji, China • Zintan, Libya.