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Welcome to Verona Carnival - one of the oldest in Italy!

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Traditionally known as "Bacanàl del Gnoco" in honour of the local food speciality of "Gnocchi", the Verona Carnival is one of the oldest in Italy and it preserves an old tradition which dates to 1531.

 

That year, due to a food storage grain prices rose, poor people, expecially the ones who lived near San Zeno church, were facing starvation.

So, Tommaso da Vico, a wealthy nobel, decided to donate a huge sum so they can buy flour to make "gnocchi", small dumplings that at that time were the main sustenance for poor people. Moreover, he ordered to distribuite every year, on Carnival last friday, gnocchi and wine to the people of San Zeno area. 

 

Welcome to Verona Carnival - one of the oldest in Italy!

English

Traditionally known as "Bacanàl del Gnoco" in honour of the local food speciality of "Gnocchi", the Verona Carnival is one of the oldest in Italy and it preserves an old tradition which dates to 1531.

 

That year, due to a food storage grain prices rose, poor people, expecially the ones who lived near San Zeno church, were facing starvation.

So, Tommaso da Vico, a wealthy nobel, decided to donate a huge sum so they can buy flour to make "gnocchi", small dumplings that at that time were the main sustenance for poor people. Moreover, he ordered to distribuite every year, on Carnival last friday, gnocchi and wine to the people of San Zeno area. 

 

AROUND MONET - The landscape from the seventeenth to the twentieth Century

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AROUND MONET  - The landscape from the seventeenth to the twentieth Century

If you are art lovers and one of your favourite period is The Impressionism, don’t miss out the extraordinary exhibition “AROUND MONET - The landscape from the seventeenth to the twentieth Century” which will last in Palazzo della Gran Guardia until February 9th.
 
Monet is in fact considered the artist who changed the traditional paradigm of the landscape and this exhibition aims to narrate how painters studied nature from the seventeenth century up to Claude Monet’s Water Lilies painted in the beginning of the twentieth century.