Verona is the setting of Romeo and Juliet, the Shakespearian masterpiece that has established the city as the unanimous world capital of Love. Continue reading “Marrying in Verona”
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.
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”
Piazza Brà is the first picture from Verona: surrounded by medieval walls, it is dominated by the Roman Arena on one side and the Hapsburg Palace of the Gran Guardia on the other Continue reading “Visit Verona in one day”
“Verona (…) is a city of culture and art. In its urban structure and its architecture, Verona is an outstanding example of a town that has developed progressively and uninterruptedly over 2000 years, incorporating artistic elements of the highest quality from each succeeding period.
Continue reading “Verona World Heritage Site – UNESCO”
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”
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo… Continue reading “Verona by Shakespeare”
The artistic patrimony embodied by the numerous churches of Verona is extremely rich. Continue reading “The churches”
In 1405 Verona became part of the territories of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and it remained that way for almost four centuries. Continue reading “The Venetian period”