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Verona is a city in the Veneto Region, in northern Italy. The city has 257,601 inhabitants (2016) and is located on the Adige River. Verona is also the scene of the forbidden love story of Romeo and Juliet.

In 2018, the city council declared Verona a "city in favour of life."[1]

Historic city of Verona

The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold.[2]

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  1. Verona, city of Romeo and Juliet, declares itself pro-life. LifeSiteNews (from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). October 8, 2018. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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