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City of Verona
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1st century BC
Date of Inscription: 2000
Location: Europe, Italy, Veneto Region, City and Province of Verona
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Description: Founded in the 1st century B.C., the historic city of Verona mainly flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries under the rule of the Scaliger family and when it enjoyed being part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has managed to maintain an outstanding quantity of monuments dating from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods; it symbolizes an exceptional example of a military stronghold. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Verona is a city and provincial capital in Veneto, Northern Italy. The ancient town and the center of the modern city are in a loop of the Adige River near Lake Garda. Because of this position, the areas saw regular floodings until 1956, when the Mori-Torbole tunnel was constructed, providing 500 cubic meters of discharge from the Adige river to Lake Garda when there was danger of flooding. The tunnel reduced the risk of flooding from once every seventy years to once every two centuries. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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