Verona, a town standing on the banks of the river Adige, on the slopes of the Monti Lessini, owes its fame mainly to two circumstances: the first is that in its old town centre it has a perfectly preserved monumental artistic structure of Roman times, the Arena; the second, of a more literary character, is that it was chosen as the setting of one of the most famous works of the English playwright, William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet” (all the locations of the tragedy can still be visited).
The “Camera degli Sposi” painted by Mantegna, one of the greatest Italian artists, is a work you must see at the Ducal palace in Mantova. Go to a tavern and try the fantastic ravioli with Mantua pumpkin, a typical dish of the city.
The city of Bergamo is divided in two parts: the Upper City and the Lower City.
Upper Bergamo is a medieval city surrounded by the strong walls that made it a impregnable fort.
Lower Bergamo still has its historic hamlets.
Padova was the capital of painting of the 1300’s when Giotto painted the Chapel of the Scrovegni. The nearly two hours of travel are justified by the magnificent beauty of the chapel of the Scrovegni, one of the most important works of Italian Art painting by Giotto. To visit, the chapel please book online.
The city is also the bishopric where St. Anthony died, from which arose the name "City of the Saint;” his remains are interred in the Basilica dedicated to him. At the beginning of the 1500s, a theatre space dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare.