Verona (Venetian Verona, Veròna) is a city straddling the Adige river in Veneto
, with approximately 265,000 inhabitants and one
of the seven chef-lieus of the region.
It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of northeast Italy.
The metropolitan area of Verona covers an area of 1,426 km2 (550.58 sq mi)
and has a population of 714,274 inhabitants.
It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage,
several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena,
the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.
The city has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Sites
because of its urban structure and architecture.
Verona's Notable Births
Verona's Notable Deaths
- Alberto Malesani
, soccer coach (born at Verona,Italy)
- 1947 December 20
- Gigliola Cinquetti
, singer,actress (born at Verona,Italy) Sagittarius
- Licia Colo
, television host (born at Verona,Italy) Cancer
- Umberto Smaila
, actor, singer, presentactor tv (born at Verona,Italy) Cancer
- 1916 August 17
- Umberto Boccioni, painter,sculptor (dead at Verona, Italy) (born 1882 October 19) Libra