Summer 2014 - Fireworks on Lake Garda

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If you happen to come to Verona during next months, don't miss out the amazing fireworks shows on Lake Garda.
This is the calendar:
JULY
• 26/07 MALCESINE – Firework display on Sant’Anna, along the lakeside
• 28/07 CAPRINO VERONESE – village fête in Santa Cristina, Ceredello
 AUGUST
• 03/08 MALCESINE (CASSONE) – “Festa dei Ciclamini” (Cyclamen Festival)
• 04/08 BARDOLINO – “Aperitivo sotto le Stelle” (Aperitif Under the Stars), along the lakeside
• 04/08 CAPRINO VERONESE – 261st Monte Baldo Fair
• 10/08 DESENZANO (RIVOLTELLA) – Festival of Lake Garda and its Guests

21st edition of the Love Knot Festival

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Tomorrow night starting at 19.00 it will take place the 21st edition of the "Love Knot Festival" on the Visconteo deck in Borghetto, Valeggio sul Mincio.
Every year, this event hosts about 4.000 diners, seated along two tables (about 600 meters) built over the Visconteo bridge,  who come to taste the famous "Tortellini di Valeggio", poetically referred to as "Love Knot".
As per tradition, this year there are over 550.000 tortellini handmade one by one, for which it takes about 11 quintals of wheat flour "00", 90kg of wheat flour, 1.100 eggs, 70kg Grana Padano cheese.

A Healthy Sunday with Straverona

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Enjoy a healthy Sunday in Verona with the walking race Straverona!!!!
This running event, which will take place on Sunday, 18 May 2014 from 9 am, is one of the most well-known sporting events in Verona and the surrounding area.
People can choose among three courses of 5, 13 and 21 km in length.
“Straverona” is preceded by “Straverona Junior”, an event directed at children under 14 years of age held on Saturday, 17 May.
Click here to see the full programm.

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!

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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. 

 

Verona in Love - special events during the St. Valentine's weekend

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If you are going to spend the most romantic weekend of the year in the city of love, Verona, don’t miss out these special offers, available from 13 to 16 February.
 

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.

Are you ready for 2014 Countdown?

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Verona New Year's Eve

If you are going to celebrate the New Year's Eve in Verona, don't miss out the special event that will take place in the Arena Square, in front of Palazzo Barbieri (it's free:))

From 9 pm, you can watch the live pop rock concert of "The Elk", listen to the most famous songs of the Italian singer Enrico Ruggeri and Timothy Cavicchini, dance with The Folkclub and Daniele Ronda, with the Albam Fuam Irish music or with the rock British music of "The Quarter Past One".
And, when the clock strikes at midnight, enjoy the amazing fireworks performance over the Arena Square and welcome the new Year:)

 

The Old Well of Love in Verona

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Mr. Dal Zovo and his friends have found an ancient and tragic legend, coming from the sixteenth century and referring to an ancient well in the heart of Verona close to Piazzetta Tirabosco.

 

In the sixteenth century, when Emperor Maximilian ruled the city, the guard Conrad of St. Boniface met a beautiful lady, Donna Isabella from the CasaDonati's dynasty and...fell in love.

Piazzetta Tirabosco, a Venetian corner in Verona

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Piazzetta Tirabosco Verona

In the Middle Ages the prisons were there. Located between Piazza Erbe, via Furriers and Corso Porta Borsari, you can find this hidden corner, named after a scholar and naturalist of the eighteenth century , born in 1707 at number 2 of the alley near San Marco in Foro.
In the past, Piazzatta Tirabosco was also named San Marco in Foro, like the nearby alleys. If you look at the building right down the middle, an apse and a few other architectural element reveals themselves.
In the Middle Ages there were here prisons, too. It was also the parish church of this area, suppressed by the Napoleonic laws.

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