of great importance in the Roman Age and became a Romar town in
In 312 A.D. Pompeianus, General
of Maxentius was defeated and killed near Verona by Constantine.
It became Christian in the 4th
century, was the papal seat of Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucignoli
di Lucca) from 1181 to 1185, the year when the Conclave which elected
Pope Urban III was held in Verona. Pope Lucius III is buried in
the choir of the Cathedral, where there is a memorial stone inscribed
It came under the dominion of
the Scaliger family, whose seigniory lasted from 1277 until 1387,
when it fell into the hands of the Viscontis. In 1405 Verona volutarily
offered itself to the Venetians, under whose government it remained
until 1796, when the Republic of Venice was invaded by Napoleon.
Verona was occupied by the Austrians
in 1814 and returned to the dominion of Italy in 1866.