Verona topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it


Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Verona


How much of Romeo and Juliet is real, and how much did Shakespeare just make up?


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Self Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger (1542/43) at the Uffizi Galleries, Florence

Art and architecture in Italy


From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history


The mysteries of the metric system


Famous people throughout Italian history