Verona, the Scaligera city, is one of the main cities in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Among Italy’s great art cities, its wealth of art and archaeology has earned it a place on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Lake Garda is one of the biggest Italian lakes, with an area of approximately 370 square km extending into three Northern Italian regions: Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Lombardy.
Castelnuovo del Garda
Castelnuovo del Garda was named Quadrivum by the Romans, marking its special geographical position, but, following Barbarossa’s invasion in the 12th century, the population was forced to build a new fortified settlement, Castrum Novum.
The "Della Scala" Dynasty
The Signoria della Scala governed the city of Verona from mid 13th century to the end of the 14th, and was one of the most influential families in Northern Italy, in a troubled historic period which also featured the legend of Romeo and Juliet: star-crossed lovers who inspired Shakespeare’s tragedy.