The Arena, a Roman Amphitheatre which is nearly 2,000 years old, is maybe the most known symbol of Verona..... after Romeo & Juliet, of course! It is still used for a famous open air opera festival each year which takes place from June to August, as well as other concerts. But, please, do not call it a "Coliseum".... That's the name of the Amphitheatre Flavius of Rome.
Perched on the serpentine river Adige and back dropped by green hills with laden orchards, Verona is a wonderful blend of ancient history, inspirational music, sacred art and world-renowned gastronomy exemplified by classical wines. Verona is also known as "Little Rome" and the "pink city" due to the local marble 'Rosa Verona' which seems to featured everywhere.
Verona has preserved many monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance Periods. The city is now part of the UNESCO thanks to its urban structure and architecture.
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