The Province of Verona is a province in the Veneto Region of Italy. The eastern bank of Lake Garda creates the provinces western border with the Lombardy Region. Its capital is the city of Verona. The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The province is cosmopolitan in nature. It is bordered by the Trentino Alto Adige Region in the north, Province of Vicenza and Province of Padua in the east. Province of Rovigo and Province of Mantua in south and Lake Garda in the west. From north to south the maximum extent of the province is 50 miles while it is 25 miles from east to west.
The province has an area of and a total population of around 0.9 million. There are 98 comuni (singular: comune) in the province. Important comuni include Bovolone, Bonavigo, Bussolengo, Cerea, Isola della Scala, Legnago, Negrar, Peschiera del Garda, San Bonifacio, San Giovanni Lupatoto, San Martino Buon Albergo, Soave, Sona, Valeggio sul Mincio and Villafranca di Verona.
William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona, as do some scenes in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The Casa di Giulietta ( Juliet Capulet's villa in the play) is an important local visitor attraction. Verona attracts a large number of tourists every year. Due to its important role in history the province boasts of a large number of castles, towers, hermitages, monasteries, sanctuaries, and old Romanesque parishes. A regional park is located in Lessinia Mountains. Valpolicella is popular for its wines which are made from indigenous techniques. Europe's biggest natural bridge Ponte di Veja is located in the province. The northern part of the province is mostly hilly. Several rivers pass through the flat plains area, such as the Tartaro, Caslagnaro and Adige.
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