City of Verona



CountryItaly
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationCity and Province of Verona, Veneto Region
CoordinatesN45 26 19 E10 59 38
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)453
Buffer Zone (ha)431
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number797
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/797
DescriptionThe historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold.
StatusWorld Heritage Site