American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northern Italy on the Adige River west of Venice. The original settlement on the site was conquered by Rome in 89 B.C. and later fell to barbarian invaders. Verona became an independent republic in A.D. 1107 and formed the powerful Veronese League in 1164. It became part of Italy in 1866. Population: 261,000.
- n. a city in Veneto on the River Adige
“SCHOOLS OF VERONA AND VICENZA: Artistically Verona belonged with the”
“_A verona mezzi matti_ [Footnote: The people at Verona are half out of their wits], say the Italians themselves of them, and I see nothing seemingly go forward here but Improvisatori, reciting stories or verses to entertain the populace; boys flying kites, cut square like a diamond on the cards, and called Stelle; men amusing themselves at a game called Pallamajo, something like our cricket, only that they throw the ball with a hollow stick, not with the hand, but it requires no small corporal strength; and I know not why our English people have such a notion of Italian effeminacy: games of very strong exertion are in use among them; and I have not yet felt one hot day since I left France.”
“It is said that rubbing her right breast brings good luck, so there's a noticeable sheen on her right side, according to Ceil Friedman, an American living in Verona who has occasionally helped with translating letters to Juliet, and the co-author with her sister Lise Friedman of Letters to Juliet: Celebrating Shakespeare's Greatest Heroine, the Magical City of Verona, and the Power of Love.”
“Juliet's house and tomb in Verona have undergone changes over the centuries; they were run down and bedraggled until city officials fixed them up for the growing number of tourists at the beginning of the 20th century.”
“Three of Juliet's "secretaries," Giovanna Tamassia, left, Elena Marchi, and Giulio Tamassia on the balcony of Juliet's house in Verona, Italy, which dates to the 13th century but was renovated in the 20th century.”
“The largest contingent was of former students from a school for the deaf in Verona, Italy, who claimed to have been raped by a priest there in the 1960s.”
“Amanda Seyfried returns to the romantic film genre with Letters to Juliet, a film about a woman who vacations in Verona, Italy and discovers a wall where thousands of people have left letters in hopes of finding their one true love.”
“The Dondolo Armchair designed by Milla Rezanova was presented at the 2009 Abitare il Tempo exhibition in Verona, Italy.”
“Eric was formerly owner of the late, great Amazing Hot Dog in Verona, NJ.”
“On Sunday we got to see photos and a low quality video of Kylie performing the song for the first time at the 2010 Wind Music Awards in Verona, Italy.”
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