Verona is situated on the Adige river, about thirty miles east of Lake Garda. The Basilica of San Zeno in Verona is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque style in Italy. Make sure you visit the largest open-air opera house in the world. Visit the balcony of Romeo and Juliet, the inspiration behind Shakespeare's famous tragedy. Oh, and indulge in a slice of Verona’s celebrated Pandoro Verona, the local Christmas cake now known throughout the world.