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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:07 pm    Post subject: Verona Reply with quote

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Verona (population est. 270,000) is an ancient town, episcopal see and province in the Veneto, Northern Italy. The ancient town, and the centre of the modern city, are in a loop of the Adige River near Lake Garda. Because of this position, the areas saw regular floodings until 1956. It was in that year that the Mori-Torbole tunnel was constructed, which provides 500 cubic meters of discharge from the Adige river to the Garda lake in case of flood danger. The tunnel reduced the risk of floodings from once every seventy years to once every two centuries.

Verona is famous for its Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, completed around 30 AD, which is the third largest in Italy, after Rome's Colosseum and the arena at Capua.It measures 139 meters long and 110 meters wide, and could seat some 25,000 spectators in its 44 tiers of marble seats. The ludi (shows and gladiator games) performed within its walls were so famous that they attracted spectators from far beyond the city. The current two-story fašade is actually the internal support for the tiers; only a fragment of the original outer perimeter wall in white and pink limestone from Valpolicella, with three stories remains.The interior is very impressive and is virtually intact, and has remained in use even today for public events, fairs, theatre and open-aired opera during warm, Summer nights.

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THE ARENA

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SAN BERNARDINO CHURCH

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Di troppe cose non so cosa farne, per me che avrei bisogno di poche immagini ma eterne. (G. Gaber)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verona is a gorgeous town! I went there back in 2002. I have beautiful pictures fromo there. I love the church that has a equally beautiful church below it. I love that Italians build right on top of older buildings. Perfetto!! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, Katerina, post your pictures here! I'm sure that all our friends would love to see them.
I've never visited Verona yet, but it's one of cities I'd like to visit.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortuately the pictures of Verona are in my scrapbook. Back in 2002 i didnt own a digital camera. I would if i could!!! d'oh!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, Verona looks so lovely! I kept meaning to go there this past year, but some how whenever friends would go I'd be busy with other stuff and not be able to make it. When I finally had the time to go, everyone else had already been!

Some day though....

Thanks for the pictures!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Verona is a wonderful place.
In my opinion one of the best italian city. I have been there so many time. The last in may for an Eagles concert in the arena!
Maybe the only city where i'd really like to live if I should choosen one.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We wanted to go there back in '97 but we got as far as la Grandemella (or something like that, on the road from Brescia to verona) and shopped for a few hours, after we had to continue our trip to Bolzano. We will make sure we'll visit verona upcoming summer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grazie Goganga, questa presentazione di Verona, capita a fagiolo.
I primi giorni di febbraio, sar˛ in questa bella e romantica cittÓ, se ne avr˛ il tempo e la possibilitÓ far˛ qualche foto, soprattuto al famoso balcone di Giulietta e Romeo.
Bye
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