Shakespeare placed his idealistic lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city's hallmark for centuries. From the 3rd century BC Verona was a Roman trade centre with ancient gates, a forum (now Piazza delle Erbe) and a magnificent Roman Arena which still hosts spectacular events such as the World famous outdoor summer opera events.

All around Piazza delle Erbe stand elegant buildings, the most prominent of which is Torre dei Lamberti which, at 84 meters offers a breathtaking view. As one browses the elegant shops on one’s way towards Via Capello where tradition has it that Giulietta lived, one can appreciate that this was indeed a city of trading crossroads as quality and style are to be seen at every turn.