19 Facts About Verona


Verona was 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.

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But, after Verona was conquered by the Ostrogoths in 489, the Gothic domination of Italy began.

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Verona became the ordinary residence of the kings of Italy, the government of the city becoming hereditary in the family of Count Milo, progenitor of the counts of San Bonifacio.

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In 1164 Verona joined with Vicenza, Padua and Treviso to create the Veronese League, which was integrated with the Lombard League in 1167 to battle against Frederick I Barbarossa.

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Verona was killed by his brother Cansignorio, who beautified the city with palaces, provided it with aqueducts and bridges, and founded the state treasury.

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Verona was occupied by Napoleon in 1797, but on Easter Monday the populace rose and drove out the French.

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Verona has a humid subtropical climate characteristic of Northern Italy's inland plains, with hot summers and cold, humid winters, even though Lake Garda has a partial influence on the city.

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The average age of Verona residents is 43 compared to the Italian average of 42.

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Since the local government political reorganization in 1993, Verona has been governed by the City Council of Verona, which is based in Palazzo Barbieri.

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Verona has traditionally been a right-wing traditionalist Catholic city, reflecting its former status as one of the major cities of Italian Social Republic, and the right-wing politics of the Veneto region.

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In October 2018, Verona became the first city in Italy to declare itself pro-life, and hosted the American Christian right lobby group World Congress of Families' conference in 2019.

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The Carolingian period Versus de Verona contains an important description of Verona in the early medieval era.

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Verona is famous for its Roman amphitheater, the Arena, found in the city's largest piazza, the Piazza Bra.

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Verona was the birthplace of Catullus, and the town that Julius Caesar chose for relaxing stays.

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Verona featured in the travel diaries of Goethe, Stendhal, Paul Valery and Michel de Montaigne.

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Chievo Verona represented Chievo, a suburb of Verona, and were created in 1929.

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Verona hosted the baseball world cup in 2009, and the Volleyball World Cup in September–October 2010.

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Verona is hosting the Volleyball Women's World Championship in September–October 2014.

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An incline lift, the Verona funicular, opened in 2017 and provides access from the Ponte Pietra to the Roman theatre museum and San Pietro Castle.

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