Founded in the first century BC, Verona is an excellent example of a city that has grown for over 2000 years: from the Roman period to the period of Commons, from the French domination to the Austrian, until the Italian Risorgimento. City of a thousand faces and countless resources, experienced its heyday during the Scala dynasty, of which the famous Arche Scaligere that are among the most evocative glimpses of the city, with the monumental tombs of the Lords of Verona. Not to be missed are the Roman Theatre, the Arco of Gavi, the Porta Borsari and the archaeological area of Porta Leoni. And of course the symbol of the city, which is the famous Arena, formerly the place of the fights between gladiators, and now, with the famous Aida, is the house of the world opera. The heart of Verona is Piazza delle Erbe, the centre of commerce, with its fourteenth-century buildings, including the House of Mercanti and the painted facades of the Houses Mazzanti. While, Piazza dei Signori is dominated by the Lamberti Tower, the Loggia of Consiglio and the Palazzo del Comune, seat of military, judicial and administrative power. Spectacular also the churches of Verona as the impressive Cathedral and the Cathedral of St. Zeno. Finally, Shakespeare’s Verona, the city of lovers; the witness par excellence is the famous balcony from which revive the eternal story of the two unlucky lovers, Romeo and Juliet.