Torre Dei Lamberti Tower in Verona

Torre Dei Lamberti Tower in Verona

Located in the Piazza della Erbe, the Torre Dei Lamberti is the tallest tower in Verona and an important piece of Verona’s incredible urban structure.

Torre Dei Lamberti Tower in Verona

Located in the Piazza della Erbe, the Torre Dei Lamberti is the tallest tower in Verona and an important piece of Verona’s incredible urban structure.

Standing 84 metres high the Lamberti Tower is the best place to get a full panoramic view of the UNESCO Listed city of Verona. Climb the 368 steps (or take the elevator) to the top of the 12th century tower on a clear day and you’ll be able to make out the mountains of the Lessinia Regional Park off to the north.

Torre Dei Lamberti - The tallest tower in Verona!

A Family Affair

In 12th century Verona, as was the practice in many Italian cities at the time, noble families demonstrated their power and wealth through constructing tall and elaborate towers. The towers acted as luxurious homes as well as watch towers. Ideally, towers were built to be bigger than the nearest tower.

As the name suggests, the Lamberti Tower was built by the wealthy Lamberti family. Work was begun on the tower in 1172 and was eventually completed in 1463. Over the years however, modifications have been made including the raising of the height by the Venetians in the 16th century. It is still possible to make out the different sections of the tower based on the building materials used.

A number of Verona’s important sights and historical buildings are located close to the Lamberti Tower including the Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille Forti and the Verona Arena.

Verona Arena

The Verona Arena is a Roman amphitheatre that dates from the 1st century. Located on the Piazza Bra, it is the 3rd largest amphitheatre in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome and the Capuan amphitheatre in the south of the country.

Made from pink marble with a capacity of 30,000 the amphitheatre has a legendary status in Verona having survived a number of earthquakes over the centuries. These days the amphitheatre is one of the most popular open-air theatres in the world with a packed summer program.

The Verona Arena .- One of the most popular open-air theatres in the world!

City of Love

If you ever needed reminding of the power of a good story or are looking for a city full of romance, visit Verona. A consistently popular sight amongst tourists to the city is the supposed former home of the Capulet family. Fans of The Bard can visit Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) and even stand on the famous balcony from where she is said to have uttered those famous words.

The famous balcony at Casa di Giulietta - "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?"

Visiting Verona

Still deciding where to go on your vacation in Italy? Check out Rough Guides’ 10 Most Beautiful Places in Italy which features both Verona and Venice.

If you are keen to make the most from your trip to Italy you should consider guided tours. Venice Events offer a number of tours in Verona including a Verona walking tour that visits all of the sights mentioned above.

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