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26
Nov

Reasons to visit Verona

Italy is full of wonderful places that are worth visiting, and this can make it hard for you to choose just one for your next trip. We’re going to help you to take this decision: if you haven’t been in Verona or if you’re thinking of repeating your visit, we’re going to tell you about the main reasons why you should come and enjoy this amazing city, beloved by historians, art lovers and foodies all over the world.

  1. Romance

Verona’s well known as the city of lovers, thanks to the William Shakespeare and his play, Romeo and Juliet. You’ll find beautiful displays set up that recreate some of its scenes, and can be perfect settings to take a picture. Here, love’s actually in the air. It’s not a matter of coincidence that couples from all over the world travel to Verona to seal their love.

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Source: Aleah Phils [https://www.flickr.com]

  1. Architecture

The city’s architecture is outstanding. You’ll find great tributes to the Roman design that still stand in perfect conditions today. Walking through Piazza delle Erbe will make you feel as if you had traveled back in time and are experiencing a revived past period. You can admire the antique tower, the amazing fountain and some frescoes that make this piazza so photogenic. Furthermore, Verona doesn’t fail to amaze anybody when visiting the stunning Arena, which was built about 2,000 years ago.

There’s a reason why this amazing city have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

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Source: www.liligo.it

  1. Shopping

You’ll be able to explore local shops, giving yourself the opportunity to absorb even more of the culture, and also to buy unique souvenirs and products. Besides, being less than two hours away from Milan, you’ll find that most fashion stores sell the latest in Italian fashion; Verona is a true shopper’s paradise.

 

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Source: www.movingonupaway.com

Come and experience its beauty, while enjoying your stay at Palazzo Victoria.

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19
Nov

A one day’s trip: Cittadella

Cittadella is the perfect location for a short trip, especially if you are interested in Medieval History, and want to walk around well-preserved fortifications. This town is the only one in the region of Veneto that allows visitors to walk nearly 1.5 kilometers of medieval defensive walls, and watch a very nice view of the city.

The ring of walls that runs around the city in the manner of an oval is 1461 meters and about 16 meters high, including 32 towers and four main entrances.  There are protective conduits by the borders, as well as drawbridges that could be lowered to pass through the gates.

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Source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Also, you can get a good perspective of the Middle Ages legacy by visiting the museums surrounding the wall, such as the Captain’s house, which has a small collection of armor of that period, as well as frescoes from the Malatesta family.

After walking through the walls, go around the city and drop by some of the amazing art galleries that you can find in Cittadella. Besides, you can’t miss a visit to the former governor’s residence, Palazzo Pretorio, which is now a foundation that hosts national art exhibitions.

Source: www.bed-breakfats-italy.com

Source: www.bed-breakfats-italy.com

Cittadella offers you art, history and an impressive shopping scene; make sure you plan a get-away day trip to this beautiful city. And, after such an amazing day, Palazzo Victoria will be waiting for you, in the beating heart of Verona.

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12
Nov

Verona Marathon 2015

Verona, the city of lovers, will be the city of athletes this Sunday with the 14th Verona Marathon. Offering you the possibility of sport and good music to interconnect and enjoy the romantic and beautiful city in Veneto.

The start will be at 8.45 at Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, this will give the athletes a charming and relaxing first run across the countryside of Verona before running through the city. The finish line will be at the beautiful central piazza delle Erbe, Verona’s oldest square, the beating heart of the city. You can choose to run 42k, 21k or the last 10k.

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The last 10km will be a run with the purpose of solidarity, so race or non-competitive walk and there isn’t any medical certificate required. Anybody can take a part with family and children, the goal is to have fun and participate actively in this major sport event in the city.

For your effort, smile and satisfaction, you’ll receive a medal that represents your deal with roads, travel, strategic positions, squares and cross roads feeling like running through Roman history where Verona was principal.

Of course, at the end of the marathon we’ll be waiting for you at Palazzo Victoria for a good night sleep.

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5
Nov

Fun Facts about Juliet’s house

The most romantic city in Italy and definitely one of the most beautiful is Verona. This city is a top destination for many travelers visiting the country. Thanks to William Shakespeare, by setting “Romeo and Juliet” in the city, Verona became forever the city of lovers. And, for this reason, no visit to Verona is complete without a stop by the famous Juliet’s balcony… but before you visit this romantic spot, let us give you a couple of hints:

1. The city of Verona bought this house from the Cappello family in 1905. Thanks to the similarity of their surname to Juliet’s in the play, the city declared that it was, in fact, Juliet’s house so it became a famous attraction. But the truth is that she never lived there…Nonetheless…

2. The house does date from the 14th century and it’s a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.

Source: www.swide.com

Source: www.swide.com

3. You can see the balcony where in the play Juliet stood as Romeo serenaded her. That balcony isn’t an original feature of the house; it was attached to the wall to make it appear like the Juliet’s house in the play.

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Source: www.telegraph.com.uk

4. There is a statue of Juliet in the courtyard of the house and it is said that if you touch its right breast, it will bring you luck in finding your own true love.

5. It is also said that if you leave a declaration of your love at Juliet’s house, you will be together forever. Therefore, love notes cover the courtyard walls.

Source: www.ciaocalifornia.blogspot.com

Source: www.ciaocalifornia.blogspot.com

6. Juliet’s secretaries are a team of volunteers that answer the letters that lovers from all over the world write to Juliet asking for advices.

7. The rooms in the house are decorated with pieces from the time of Romeo and Juliet, so that visitors can have the feeling of how life was in that period.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Source: www.nytimes.com

Every year Juliet’s House welcomes thousands of visitors looking for a romantic getaway. So, to keep the feel of romance and elegance that this beautiful city emanates, make sure to stay at Palazzo Victoria to build unforgettable memories of your stay… in the city of lovers.

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1
Oct

Opera & Art Déco: Tamara de Lempicka

Many artists have had struggles throughout their lives and many don’t get the recognition their artwork deserves in their lifetime. Maybe because she’s more contemporary, maybe because not everyone is a fan of Art Déco, Tamara de Lempicka is one of those artists. Her beautiful painting, her female nudes and her original portraits reveal a sensitivity that few other of her colleagues had at the time. Now, from September 20, 2015, to January 31, 2016, Verona is hosting an exhibition solely dedicated to Lempicka.

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If you’re coming to Verona this fall, you can’t miss this monographic. It will be located at the piano salon at the Palazzo Forti, which serves as headquarters for the AMO Arena Museo Opera. The exhibition revolves around Lempicka’s portrayal of more than 200 operas through oils, designs, photography, watercolors, videos… The artwork records the genre in chronological order, from Parisian operas of the 1930s, to the latest productions of the 50s.

Source: http://lamonomagazine.com

Source: http://lamonomagazine.com

Being the fans of opera we are here in Verona, we encourage you deeply to take a look at this wonderful and exquisite exhibition. You won’t be disappointed on the Polish artist! After a day of art, we’ll be waiting for you at Palazzo Victoria.

More information: http://www.comune.verona.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=48944

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