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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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Verona, skylines, history and beauty

Three weeks in wonderful Verona last summer. Verona is an amazing and diverse city that has a bit of everything from ancient Roman ruins, superb Romanesque basilicas', Gothic Cathedrals, Renaissance palaces through to modern tower blocks and suberbs. Situated near Lake Garda, close to the Dolomites and the Mediterranean Sea and within easy reach of Venice, Florence, Milan and even Austria. It sits on many high speed rail lines which allow easy access to most of Northern Italy.

Some panoramas looking across the urban cityscape (massive versions on flickr)

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Verona Skyline by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Skyline Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Skyline Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Skyline Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Skyline Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Verona Panorama by barnyz, on Flickr

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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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great shots of one of my favorite medieval cities.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #3
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Great panoramic shots from Verona
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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Some shots of the Roman parts of Verona...

The Amphitheatre
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Verona Roman Amphitheatre by barnyz, on Flickr

Inside the Amphitheatre, it is still in use today mainly for Opera in the summer
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Verona Roman Amphitheatre by barnyz, on Flickr

The old Roman bridge Ponte Pietra, reconstructed after being destroyed in WW2
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Verona sunset by barnyz, on Flickr

An Ionic capital in the Roman threatre which is still in use today
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Verona skyline by barnyz, on Flickr
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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fabulous shots, great looking city Verona is...
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Old February 12th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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very cool
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #7
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Beautiful!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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great panoramas.
I love this medieval town and another thing
that impresses me is that the river is clean (when I visited this place in late 80's)
that I saw some guys fishing with rod,sink and line and a couple of guys taking a dip.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #9
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the river looked very clean the first few days i was there, it was kind of blue

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Verona night by barnyz, on Flickr

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but then after a few days there were very heavy thunderstorms in the mountains nearby and then it was running brown for a few days, I guess all the mud and crap from the mountains gets washed down into the city

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Old February 14th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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it comes straight from the alps... anyways, i wouldn't eat a fish from the river Adige, even though it is for sure cleaner than other italian rivers like Tevere or Arno

Thank you for your pics!!! three weeks in Verona, pretty impressive! Did u get to see Lake Garda as well? or the wine resorts nearby the city?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 02:17 AM   #11
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it comes straight from the alps... anyways, i wouldn't eat a fish from the river Adige, even though it is for sure cleaner than other italian rivers like Tevere or Arno

Thank you for your pics!!! three weeks in Verona, pretty impressive! Did u get to see Lake Garda as well? or the wine resorts nearby the city?
Yes I was very lucky to be able to take three weeks there. I managed to go to Lake Garda a few times and many other nearby places as well. It's a truely fantastic part of the world and I hope I can go many more times
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #12
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The old center of Verona also has a great urban fabric of old streets linking lively piazzas. The Piazza Bra where the Verona Roman Amphitheatre is which you can enter by going through the old city wall
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Verona by barnyz, on Flickr

There is also the Piazza delle Erbe which is stunning
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They are all linked together by streets like these, its a great place to go wondering
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What a beautiful townscape with only a couple of (short) towers.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #14
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graet pics, thx 4 posting them, i love this city, i has a beautifull skyline even when there's not much altitud in it
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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #15
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The tallest one is the Torre dei Lamberti, which is 84m high, if you wanted to know. it was built in the XII century, hence it is about 800 years old...
do you have any more pics of the view from up there, yubnub?

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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #16
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I have lots although most are not uploaded to flickr. The second panorama at the top of this thread is from there and so is this:
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Verona Skyline by barnyz, on Flickr

You can see the white tower of the Cathedral in the middle and the church tower of Verona Sant'Anastasia toward the right. In the distance on the hill is a round church called Santuario Madonna Di Lourdes from where this picture is taken:
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The city also has another popular spot to view the skyline called the Castel San Pietro where this view is from
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Glad people like Verona, it really is a great place
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Old February 17th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #17
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What a gorgeous city!
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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Look very good.

Verona was one of the biggest cities in Europe in medieval times?
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Old February 19th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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Not really, but it was a very important city in northern italy until 1405, when it joined the Republic of Venice.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #20
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Verona is also full of many wonderful churches. Here are some highlights

Santa Eufemia interior
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San Zeno Basilica nave, quite simply one of the finest Romanesque buildings in Italy (and in fact the world imo). The facade is quite famous but was covered in scaffolding
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Sant'Anastasia
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Sant'Anastasia interior
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and finally the Cathedral
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Verona Cathedral Exterior by barnyz, on Flickr

Cathedral interior
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There are many more beautiful churches in Verona, it would take a books worth to show them all.
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