Saints Above

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Tale of Saint peter
Each Italian town, city, and village has its very own patron saint, and each of these saints has their own Saints day, which is celebrated with a church service, music, dancing and of course food. Verona is extremely fortunate, it has two saints which it calls its own, and they are Saint Zeno and Saint Peter.
 
The Tale of Saint Zeno
 

Don Giovanni

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Don Giovanni
Verona’s 2012 opera season starts on the 22nd of June with a performance of Mozart’s finest opera, Don Giovanni, but if what’s it all about, and what can you expect from this performance?

One of the most beautiful villages in Italy – Borghetto

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Borghetto
Italy is famous for its fortified medieval stone villages, but Borghetto, a village named by the Lombard’s at the crossing point of the Mincio River, is perhaps the most beautiful.
 

Bollito con la Pearà

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Pearà
Sunday lunch in Verona is a special time, and Bollito con la Pearà is one of the many dishes which grace Veronese tables.
 
The pearà, a Venetian term meaning ‘pepper’, is a sauce made from breadcrumbs, beef marrow, Parmesan, and of course chilli pepper. The Bollito is boiled beef, or lesso as it is called, which is cooked slowly for 2 to 3 hours, with the pearà then served on the side.
 

Vinitaly - how to choose accommodation

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Verona fiera
You are in trouble.. why?
You have to attend Vinitaly, the most important international exhibition in Italy about Wine that take place in Verona every year, but you don't have a place to stay.
Every hotel you call say that is already booked or in some cases prices are really too high.
This problem is common during the month before Vinitaly and often also before. In fact, many producers and exhibitors use to book their accommodation even 1 year before so it is so hard to find a place to stay in the center of Verona.

Highly Recommended

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Church of San Zeno
You’ve booked a break in Verona, you’ve researched the attractions, and know the main points of interest, but you also want to find out about some of the places which local people, and ‘visitors in the know’ like to visit.

Here are the top recommendations of places to visit and eat that come highly recommended.

Verona Opera Season 2012

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Arena of Verona
The excitement is already building for Verona’s 2012 opera season, this year celebrating its 90th Anniversary, with performances of:
  • Don Giovanni
  • Aida
  • Carmen
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Turandot
  • Tosca

Aida

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Aida
The first opera performance of the 2012 Verona season is Don Giovanni, and the last is Aida. This is a brief guide to Giuseppe Verdi’s mammoth production.
 
Horses, slaves, kings and queens, plus a cast of thousands is what you can expect from Aida. Based in Ancient Egypt, this is probably one of the biggest productions on any stage, and over four acts the story of Aida, the Ethiopian slave of Princess Amneris is told.
 

Verona Walking Tour

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Piazza Bra
The best way to discover any city is to walk around on foot. On this walking tour of Verona you will pass eleven important buildings and piazzas, as well as discovering hidden courtyards and some interesting restaurants. This isn’t a tour you need to complete at a marathon pace; in fact, it will only take around four hours from start to finish.
 

Art and Culture of the eighteen century.

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eighteen century art
Many visitors to Verona come for its links with Romeo and Juliet, the Arena, and the other famous monuments, but there is another side to the city which, until the beginning of April, is being explored – The eighteenth-century in Verona and its province.
 
It all starts at the exhibition of the eighteenth century in Verona. Held in the Gran Guardia, close to Piazza Bra, the exhibition includes artists such as Tiepolo, Cignaroli and Rotari, and in addition, has a series of themed itineraries which covers the arts, architecture and culture in eighteenth-century.
 

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