Verona, the city of love is best known for its association with William Shakespeare’s tragic lover’s tale of Romeo and Juliet. Ancient churches, Renaissance period palaces, cobbled-stone squares and numerous art galleries are sprinkled around the city. For a wonderful view of the river and town visit Torre dei Lamberti watchtower - this 84m high construction, started in 12th century, provides some of the most beautiful panoramic views. River Adige, which runs around the city, comes from a large canyon, along the hills, forming a double loop where Verona lays, providing breathtaking landscape. The city is located 59 meters above the sea level and is located on the motorway to Venice & Milan; it is also a very important railway junction. Verona is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding wine area of Amarone and Lake Garda.