The exclamation Vae Romae if understood in Latin means "Alas Rome". In fact, to express distress or denounce a disgrace ancient Romans used the Latin interjection vae. So, you also explain the famous poem by William Shakespeare "There is no world without Verona walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence-banished is banish'd from the world, And world's exile is death. ". The writer would express a Roman concept through its character named Romeo, a name that invokes Rome, according to which the city of Verona was a boundary between the Roman world and barbaric one. Verona was a place of passage and to place horses, for those who wanted to go and had walked the Via Claudia Augusta, the Roman road that led over the Alps, or that led to Rome. So the expression Vae Romae "Alas Rome" would indicate spirit of the place, the "genius loci" of the city, expression of a spirit then called Verona. The exclamation Vae Romae would be the expression of the spirit that pervaded the Romans who left the place with a sense of anguish, this expression would later become the name for the place, that is "Alas Roma", which then turned into Verona.
Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet , The Two Gentlemen of Verona , and The Taming of the Shrew . It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.
Verona Municipal Borough Building is located at 736 East Railroad Avenue, Verona, PA 15147. Borough Manager - Mark Stanton 412-828-8080 (office) 412-794-8691 (fax) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Closed on official holidays.