Since 2000, Verona has been a UNESCO world artistic heritage site, due to its Roman, Medieval and Venetian history.
Shakespeare, of course, made the city famous with Romeo and Juliet, and the city is among the most popular with tourists, alongside Venice, Florence and Rome.
The city has close to 265,000 inhabitants and is the most important in the region, after the capital Venice.
It is an active economic center, with world-famous Trade Exhibitions and small and medium-sized enterprises, above all in the food processing sector.
Verona occupies a strategic position, militarily in the past, today for commerce and tourism.