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Verona is a city in Italy where, in May 1253, Zosimus II was elected pope at the city's Roman amphitheater during the Grand Central Schism in an effort to settle claims of the three claimants: Carius, Phobus IV, and Ragbash (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 59).

Inspiration

Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the Romans.  Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew[1].

References

  1. Wikipedia: Verona