Province of Verona

Veneto, Italy

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About Province of Verona

The Province of Verona (Italian: Provincia di Verona) is a province of the Veneto region in Italy. The eastern shore of Lake Garda is located near the province. Its capital is the city of Verona. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The province is cosmopolitan in nature. It borders with the Italian Tyrol in the north, the province of Vicenza and the province of Padua in the east. Province of Rovigo and Province of Mantua in the south and Lake Garda in the west. From north to south the maximum extension of the province is 50 miles while it is 25 miles from east to west.

Overview

The province has an area of 3,109 square kilometers (1,200 square miles) and a total population of around 0.9 million. There are 98 municipalities (singular: comune) in the province. Important municipalities include Bovolone, Bonavigo, Bussolengo, Cerea, Isola della Scala, Legnago, Negrar, Peschiera del Garda, San Bonifacio, San Giovanni Lupatoto, San Martino Buon Albergo, Soave, Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio and Villafranca di Verona.

William Shakespeare's comedy Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona, as well as some scenes from his opera The Two Lords of Verona. Juliet's house (Juliet Capulet's villa in the play) is an important attraction for local visitors. Verona attracts many tourists. Due to its historical importance, the province boasts a large number of castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries and ancient Romanesque parishes. A regional park is located in Lessinia. Valpolicella is famous for its wines produced with indigenous techniques. The largest natural bridge in Europe - Veja bridge is located in the province. The northern part of the province is mainly hilly. Numerous rivers cross rivers. Some of these are Tartaro, Caslagnaro and Adige.

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