The province of Verona is located in the northern Italian region of Veneto. The capital city of the province, also called Verona, is a major tourist destination in northern Italy for its rich artistic heritage and annual cultural festivals. One of the more popular cultural events is the Lyrical Festival, first held in 1913 to celebrate the birth of Giuseppe Verdi. The Lyrical Festival is held in one of the most popular and symbolic monuments of the city, the Arena; this is one of the most well preserved and largest Roman amphitheaters in Italy. You should also stop by what many have dubbed the “House of Juliet” where legend says the star-crossed lover lived. Head out of the capital city to check out some of the characteristic towns of the province, such as Malcesine. This town is located on the banks of the Garda Lake and rises from the lake up to the top of Baldo Mountain. Malcesine sights include the Pieve di Santo Stefano, a church dating to the 8th century, and the Scaligero Castle, dating to the 13th century. If you’d like to see one of Shakespeare’s favorite places for a weekend, Verona is what you’re looking for.
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