Nestled on a U-bend on the Adige River, Verona is one of the most important cities in the Veneto region of Italy and is famed for its historical center and myriad stunning buildings and architecture.
Verona is the second largest city in the region, behind Venice, and has a population of 269,000. In 89 BC, Verona became a Roman settlement and held an important position in Northern Italy as it was located at the intersection of two important roads. As time progressed and the Roman Empire collapsed, other factions and ruling parties exercised control over Verona, including Alboin of the Lombards, Mastino II, and Maximilian I. Today, Verona attracts a huge number of tourists due to its rich history and significance, and its myriad of ancient buildings, such as the Arena and the Ponte Scaligero.