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Verona Celebrates Juliet’s Birthday!

We have spoken before of the most famous lovers in the world, Romeo and Juliet, and the many speculations surrounding their story. And precisely because we love mystery and we love a party, this festivity is one of our favorites. This weekend, Verona celebrates the anniversary of its best ambassador: Juliet’s birthday.



Professor Giuseppe Franco Viviani estimated that Juliet’s birthday would have been on September 16, 1284. This date is much discussed, but the Veronese indulge in the party and the fun. Hence, this weekend (Saturday 5 and Sunday 6) the city dresses as Juliet’s universe in the trecento to commemorate the legend of the most beautiful girl in Verona. The Club di Giulietta (Juliet’s Club), which organizes the celebrations every year, sets up the Piazza dei Signori and the Cortile del Mercato Vecchio as stunning scenarios where artisants and artists showcase their creations. Amazing musical and theatrical performances also take place during the weekend.

Juliet's birthday 2014


Our insider tip is to take a guided tour organized specially for the occasion. Visitors have the opportunity to follow Juliet’s footsteps through Verona and make a special stop at her famous home and tomb. If you haven’t joined in on the fun yet, make sure to celebrate Juliet’s birthday with us at Palazzo Victoria!

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Day Trip: The Dolomites

We consider ourselves fortunate people here in Verona. We live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Italy, but we’re also so close to the most beautiful natural settings. We have thought that we’d share a little bit of our local knowledge with you and today, we bring you a day trip proposal if you want to change the busy city streets for a more relaxed spot. The place to go is the Dolomites.

North from the Veneto region, mostly in Belluno but expanding to other provinces, the Dolomites are a part of the eastern Alps. Magical little villages and breath-taking landscapes will bring you here, but you’ll want to come back for the many activities and resources it offers:

1. Natural parks. Make sure you visit at least one of the ten natural parks that comprise the Dolomites. The Parco Nazionale delle Dolomiti Bellunese is the closest to Verona and one of the most beautiful.


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2. Lakes. At the feet of Monte Civetta, the Lago di Àlleghe mirrors the spectacular peak and serves as a perfect spot for a picnic in warm weather. If you’re going by car, don’t miss the other lakes—some of them even allow water sports in the summer!

Lake at the Dolomites


3. Sports. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter, to hiking, climbing or mountain-biking in the summer, the Dolomites provide an excellent landscape for sports. Make the most out of your day and go early in the morning to catch the best offers.

Sports at the Dolomites


4. Food and wine. There are many villages stuffed between the peaks and rocks at the Dolomites. Falcade is one of them and seven restaurants in town are celebrating typical local food by offering special menus to couples. Meat and wild fruits, cheese from the Alps and fantastic wines—you’ll want to try it all!


Falcade village


If after all of the above you still have time in your day for more Dolomites, check out their official webpage for more information. A good night sleep will be waiting for you at Palazzo Victoria, your luxury hotel in Verona.

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The Roman theater of Verona reopens to the public

After some time closed due to restoration, the Roman theater of Verona reopens to the public.

Near the river Adige, the theater was built in the 1st century BC, during the first decades of the Roman Empire.

If you’re dropping by Verona anytime soon, don’t miss the chance to visit it.

And if you’re into museums, Palazzo Victoria is the perfect place for you to stay.




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