Easter Verona

Day-trip to Lake Garda (west coast)

Sunday sunny sunday, it isn't a song by U2, but the summary of a day-trip I've made this weekend. You can maybe get inspired by this post when you decide to spend your holiday in Verona.

Sant'Anastasia Church restored

Sant'Anastasia Church, one of the most relevant monument of Verona, a beautiful church of gothic now is visible totally restored. The restoring started in 2005 has been finished yesterday.

One day at Vinitaly

Yesterday, Sunday, I went to Vinitaly in Verona for a day of holiday. I know that many of you have read posts and articles about this event, but now I want to report my day, showing you some pictures and to give you an idea of how this exhibition is. There are thousand of people around and some of them are drunk, but the majority is made by experts and wine lovers. This here below is the entry of VeronaFiere and you can notice that there is a lot of life among the pavilions. 

Vinitaly 2011 - latest news

Tomorrow will be the first day of Vinitaly, an event that is at its 45th edition by now. This year, to celebrate the 150 years of italian Unification, two new wines will be launched: "the Italian red wine" and the "Italian white wine", both made with a great selection of grapes of all the italian regions. The location for this event will be the Gran Guardia Palace, in the center of Verona.
Other notable events of the exhibition:
- the celebration of 50 years of Pinot Grigio.
- Sparkling Italy - wine tasting (on reservation)

Gardaland - new attractions

1st April 2011 is the date when Gardaland, the biggest italian theme park, will launch a new attraction called Raptor, the first winged roller coaster in Italy. Gardaland is on Lake Garda, just a few kilometres from the center of Verona and it is one of the many theme parks situated near this area. In fact, lake Garda and Verona are ideal for tourists that come for entertainment and for holidays with friends or families. Water parks, theme parks, music, shows and much more is usual during the summer.

Rock concerts in the Arena

Have you ever seen a rock concert in the Arena?
I love rock music rather than Opera and even if Opera festival (in italian is called Lirica) is the most famous festival in the Arena of Verona, I love going to concerts and I want to tell you that if you come on holiday in Verona, you don't have to underestimate modern music inside the amphitheater.

Vinitaly, a must for wine lovers

From 7th to 11th April there is an event you can't miss if you love wine tasting. It is Vinitaly 2011, the biggest exhibition about wine in Italy and for sure one of the biggest in the world. Every year 4000 wine producers and distributors from all over the world present their wines at the trade fair of Verona (Veronafiere). What can you do if you go to visit this exhibition?
Technical tastings of wine and spirits, overviews of wine-making realities in Italy and abroad, conventions, conferences, forums and seminars with experts, sommelier, winery owners and wine producers.

Opera Festival Arena - programme 2011

Opera Verona
Have you ever seen the Opera in the Arena? This is one of the most beautiful event you may partecipate if you come to Verona on holiday. This year there is the 89th Opera Festival in Verona. The location is obviously the Arena, maybe the most important venue for this kind of show that is always represented in theaters during the winter (in fact in Verona the winter venue is the Philharmonic theater of the city).
The Opera season starts on 17th June and ends 3rd September. These are the operas that will take place in the Arena of Verona with great shows:

Springtime in Verona

Hi everybody, today is 21st March, the first day of Spring. This morning I was in the city center of Verona and the weather was so sunny and warm. I've made some pictures around the Arena square to show you how is here today.