Verona is a city and municipality in the Veneto region, in northeastern Italy. It covers an area of 206.6 km² on the banks of the Adige River, near Lake Garda. Verona has a population of 252 thousand people. The city was founded in the IV century BC. The city of Verona is a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. The biggest attractions on the territory of Verona are Erbe Square, Signoria Square, Juliet's House, Arena di Verona Amphitheater, Santa Maria Cathedral, San Zeno Basilica, St. Anastasia Basilica. Verona is famous for its fine wines and is often called the City of Romeo and Juliet.