Verona is a city on the Adige River in the Veneto, population: 265,000. It’s one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy for its artistic heritage, its annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and amazing architecture. 3 of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. Verona has a humid subtropical climate characteristic of Northern Italy’s inland plains, with hot summers and cold, humid winters, even though Lake Garda’s quasi-Mediterranean climate has a partial influence on the city. The relative humidity is high throughout the year, especially in winter when it causes fog, mainly from dusk until late morning, although the phenomenon has become increasingly less frequent in recent years. The average age of Verona residents is 43; 87% of the population is Italian. The largest immigrant group is Romanians, followed by other Europeans.