Although Verona is not as well known as the other cities in Italy like Venice and Rome, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the importance of many historical buildings.  Verona is famous for its Roman amphitheater.  Known as the Verona Arena, it is like a smaller version of the Rome Colosseum. It was completed at around 30 AD.  The arena is still being used today for public events and fairs.  It is located in Piazza Bra, a big piazza surrounded by colorful buildings.

Dante Alighieri, the Italian poet who wrote the Divine Comedy, was given shelter in Verona after he was expelled from Florence in 1303.  His statue can be found in Piazza dei Signori.

Verona is also known as the hometown of Romeo and Juliet.  The famous Juliet’s balcony is a popular attraction in Verona.