As we proceed, harmonious architecture reaching for the sky heralds the town of Verona. High up: the Visconti tower of the “new” castle (Castrum novum, from which Castelnuooo takes its name, rebuilt after Barbarossa destroyed it in Roman times), with its inner kitchen garden, and the Romanesque bell tower of the parish church nearby. Further down: Villa Cossali Sella, a good example of a 16” century residence, with an elegant portico, loggia and dove tower. In the summer, public concerts are held here, as well as Villa Martinelli and Villa Rizzini-Saluelli in Castelnuovo, Villa Tantini in Oliosi, and at Corte Castelletti in Cavalcaselle, one of the oldest local residences, with a fireplace dating back to 1576. All the towns and villages in the area have their own sports facilities for training athletes for major events in Verona, which include junior international competitions for tennis, tamburello, athletics and football.