Verona is the city made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, so much so that it is the main player for “romantic” tourism, concluding with a visit to Juliet’s balcony. In fact, Verona contains the 18th century building in its historic center, known as the Casa dei Capuleti, bustling with tourists admiring the balcony which saw the birth of the love between the two teenagers. But pay attention because Verona is also known as the “Gate of Italy”, as it shows to those who come to Verona from the north the face and the beauty of Italy. Beauty among which there is the Arena, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazza dei Signori, the Lamberti Tower, the arc of the Costa, Castel San Pietro, Castelvecchio, the Civic Museum of Art, the Church of San Zeno, and the Scaligero Bridge. After admiring all of these you should go to the non-stop shopping in Via Mazzini and the nearby medieval alleys which has fabulous shops! The night life in Verona is fantastic, especially in Piazza delle Erbe and in the riverwalk area, with places for every type of fun with clubs, taverns, and bars where you can spend evenings with music, drinks, and good company! But Verona is also culture, folklore, and festivals where every summer a series of theatrical performances are held in the splendid Teatro Romano, which should not be missed. Among the typical dishes to remember are the “pearà”, the “paparele”, the “pastisada del caval”, and the historic pandoro and the traditional “nadalin” tradition, while among the wines there are Bardolino and Valpolicella.