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North of the Adige

The church San Giorgo in Braida is located in Verona, north of Italy. This Roman Catholic Church has an imposing dome built by Sammichel in 1540 and a bell tower; its interior is decorated by beautiful masterpieces made by masters of the Veronese school. "The Martyrdom of St George" painted by Paolo Veronese in 1564 is on the high altar of the church.

Walk along the embankments, then pass Santo Stefano church and Ponte Pietra and you will find San Giorgio in Braida church that dates back to the 16th century. The Roman Theater of Verona is one of the most important theaters in the north of Italy. It dates back from the 1st century BC. Nowadays, the theater is the place for concerts and other events. (Tues-Sun: July-Aug 9am-3pm; Sept-June 9am-6.30pm; free first Sun of month). The Archeological Museum of Verona is located near the theater with the same schedule & ticket as the Roman Theater. At the museum we can see Greek, Roman and Etruscan findings among other collections.

Another touristic feature of Verona is the Giardini Giusti, which is a beautiful garden with a Renaissance style with fountains and mythological statues. You should go to this place because itís very relaxing (Daily: summer 9am-8pm; winter 9am.sunset). Check out the History National Museum of Verona; fossilized pre-historic animals such as mammoths and tigers are exhibited in the museum, you can also see faked natural wonders like unicorns, monsters, inter alia. (Mon-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 2-7pm). If you want to know more about Veronese culture, then visit the African Museum of Verona founded by Colombian Missionaries, there you can appreciate musical instruments as well as other collections of interesting items. (Tues-Sat 9am-noon & 3-6pm, Sun 3-6pm)

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