Hotel Residence San Pietro
Via Trieste, 10/A, Villafranca di Verona, 37069, Italy
More about Villafranca di Verona
A house along one of the streets
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
SS Pietro e Paolo
Travel Tips for Villafranca di Verona
Il Grande Castello, the symbol of Villafranca, was realized in the course of two centuries. The construction has began in 1185, at the same time when the town was founded. After the battle at Ponte dei Molini, nearby Mantova in 1199, the mayor of Verona, Sallinguera de' Garamenti, ordered construction of big castle (grande castello).
In 1345, during Mastino II and Cangrande della Scala, the Castle became a part of huge defending system called "Serraglio", a wing of fortresses starting at Nogarole Rocca to Valeggio sul Mincio. It was the golden period of migthy Scala Family, who ruled in Verona and its wide surroundings over the centuries.
Verona is the real deal
Venice is a pretty cool city with the absense of autos and the gondoliers and such. But Verona is the real deal in northern Italy. I would happily spend weeks, if not months or even years in this place. Check out my tips and I'll show you what I mean.
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