Province of Verona

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Province of Verona
Province
Map highlighting the location of the province of Verona in Italy
Map highlighting the location of the province of Verona in Italy
Country  Italy
Region Veneto
Capital(s) Verona
Comuni 98
Government
 • President Giovanni Miozzi
Area
 • Total 3,109 km2 (1,200 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 926,849
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37010-37014, 37016-37024, 37026, 37028-37032, 37035-37036, 37039-37047, 37049-37060, 37063-37064, 37066-37069, 37121-37142
Telephone prefix 045, 0442
Vehicle registration VR
ISTAT 023
Website portale.provincia.vr.it

The Province of Verona (Italian: Provincia di Verona) is a province in the Veneto region of Italy. The eastern bank of Lake Garda is near the province.[1] Its capital is the city of Verona. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] The province is cosmopolitan in nature. It is bordered by Italian Tyrol in the north, Province of Vicenza and Province of Padua in the east. Province of Rovigo and Province of Mantua in south and Lake Garda in the west. From north to south the maximum extent of the province is 50 miles while it is 25 miles from east to west.[3]

Overview[edit]

The province has an area of 3,109 square kilometres (1,200 sq mi) and a total population of about 0.9 million. There are 98 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. Important comuni include Bovolone, Bonavigo, Bussolengo, Cerea, Isola della Scala, Legnago, Negrar, Peschiera del Garda, San Bonifacio, San Giovanni Lupatoto, San Martino Buon Albergo, Soave, Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio and Villafranca di Verona.[4] William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona, as do some scenes in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Casa di Giulietta (Juliet Capulet's villa in the play) is an important local visitor attraction.[2] Verona attracts a large number of tourists every year. Due to its important role in history the province boasts of a large number of castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries, and old Romanesque parishes. A regional park is located in Lessinia. Valpolicella is popular for its wines which are made from indigenous techniques. Eurpoe's biggest natural bridge-Ponte di Veja is located in the province. The northern part of the province is mostly hilly. Several rivers pass through the rivers. A few of them are Tartaro, Caslagnaro and Adige.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marisa Fabris (2011). Verona, Vicenza, Lake Garda & the Veneto. Hunter Publishing, Inc. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-58843-846-1. 
  2. ^ a b "Verona, Veneto". Italia. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. 1843. p. 268. 
  4. ^ "Banca Dati Provincia Verona" (in Italian). Unione delle Province d‘Italia. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Province of Verona at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 45°26′N 10°59′E / 45.43°N 10.98°E / 45.43; 10.98