September has never been one of my favourite months. Summer is over and it’s back to school, which for many means the end of playing outdoors and the long, sunny days. However, for 11 years, the [...]
It so often happens that we discover unheralded works of art in those museums that escape the attention of tourists. Until some time ago, I for one had never actually set foot in the Maffeiano [...]
Some time ago, a visit from a friend brought me to the entrance of the medieval castle that was once the palace and fortress of the ‘Magnificent Lord’ (Magnifico Signore): Cangrande II Della [...]
Behind an unpretentious 16th century building, in a narrow Veronese alleyway, is a small treasure: the garden of the Villa Giusti, one of the oldest examples of an Italian garden. The large [...]
I honestly can’t remember how long Verona was on my travel wish list but, I knew it would be love at first sight…and it was!
Verona is a beautiful city in the Veneto region in the north of Italy.
Thanks to Mr. Shakespeare the world associates the city of Verona with star-crossed lovers and two famous gentlemen. There’s also the annual opera festival held mid-June through early September, which attracts crowds to the celebrated Roman arena.
A rendezvous with history and the fascinating appeal of timeless operas
The most important showroom of wines and distilled spirits in the world