We start our journey to get to know Verona from Piazza Brà, embraced on the south side by the medieval walls and the Portoni della Brà from the Visconti era. Continue reading “Visit Verona in two days”
In Verona there is always a front row seat for a unique show; an emotion that is repeated time after time.
It is no coincidence that, for 2000 years, Verona has been such a well-known, visited and beloved location: fluttering between art, culture, food and wine, business and entertainment it is a city for all ages, all tastes and all seasons.
Imposing millenary monuments and solemn frescoed buildings alternate with colourful buildings once used for public housing and can be found lined up along quiet streets or sunny squares. Churches with majestic and simple façades reveal exquisite decorations, secluded cloisters and treasures lost in time. Hidden gardens conceal ancient aristocratic houses in a green blanket, and ancient towers, often built over even older buildings, stand out against the sky. Fruits and vegetables have been traded in the market square for centuries, and the adjacent Scaliger (deriving its name from the middle-age ruling family) complex strongly confirms the dominant role that Verona had in medieval times.
Verona is a seductive blend of grandeur and simplicity, of the sacred and the profane, of glitz and popular everyday life, that never fails to amaze and delight. History and tradition are revealed at every street corner, marked by the peaceful flow of the river that embraces and protects it, giving way to the first signs of the Alpine foothills.
Restaurants, wine bars and traditional taverns fit with grace and ease between the majestic patrician residences, or are hidden in tiny squares where time seems to stand still, revealing the deep bond that Verona has always had with good food.
Verona fascinates every time and at every step; unexpected details, unexplored views and new perspectives surprise even regular visitors to the city.
Verona is set inside a meander of the Adige river which on one hand was a providential natural bulwark against invaders and enemies, but on the other limited its expansion. Continue reading “Hidden treasures”