Verona, or Veronia, was a city of the Euganei, who were obliged to cede it to the Cenomani (550 BC). With the conquest of the Valley of the Po the Veronese territory became Roman (about 300 BC). Verona became a Roman colonia in 89 BC, and then a municipium in 49 BC.
Because of the value and importance of its many historical buildings, Verona has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Verona preserved many ancient Roman monuments, no longer in use, in the early Middle Ages, but much of this and much of its early medieval edifices were destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquake of 3 January 1117, which led to a massive Romanesque rebuilding. The Carolingian period Versus de Verona contains an important description of Verona in the early medieval era.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Sirmione (Italy) (30 km), Venice (Italy) (104 km), Convent of Saint John in Val Müstair (136 km), Milan (Italy) (140 km), Como (Italy) (155 km), Lugano (Switzerland) (170 km), Bellinzona (Switzerland) (175 km), Fortress Museum Crestawald (179 km), Via Mala (181 km), Chur (Switzerland) (193 km), Genoa (Italy) (199 km), Innsbruck (Austria) (205 km), Principality of Liechtenstein (220 km), Zugspitze (220 km), Feldkirch (Austria) (226 km), Asti (Italy) (228 km), Ettal Abbey (237 km), Linderhof Palace (237 km), Bregenz (Austria) (248 km), Lindau (Germany) (255 km)