Not all tourist attractions in a city are always easy to classify. Here you will find the Verona attractions that are not easy to categorize. In addition to the Arche Scaligere and the Gardino Giusti, Verona also has one of the most famous balconies in the world.
Other attractions in Verona
The Arche Scaligere (“Scaligere Sarcophagi”) are among the most important Gothic monuments of the city. They are located next to the Santa Maria Antica Church and form a private cemetery for the Della Scala family. The sarcophagi in this cemetery are richly decorated with sculptures and other ornaments.
Balcony and House of Juliet
It was in Verona that Shakespeare set the tragic love story between “Romeo and Juliet”. The inhabitants of the town recognised the house of the Cappello family in the description of the House of Juliet and a tourist attraction was born. Romeo’s House is around the corner, but is rather less popular.
The Giardino Giusti is the only 16th century Italian garden in Verona. The garden is divided in two by an avenue with cypresses, fountains and caves. There is also a labyrinth with some of the oldest hedges in Europe. Amongst the flowers and plants are remnants of ancient Roman times. At the highest point of the garden, which is a short walk from the centre of Verona, one has a beautiful panorama of the city itself.
The Verona Arsenal was built just after the middle of the 19th century. The Austrians who were in power at the time wanted to turn the city into a military centre in the region. Today, the complex is the property of the city itself and the intention is to transform it into a public park.