This city is the setting for one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet. And you can see its Roman origins in the ancient ruins scattered throughout the centre, leading to the city’s inclusion on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The entire city centre is encircled by the River Adige and rolling hills -just a couple of minutes walk from the city- that offer stunning panoramic views. The Arena di Verona is an open-air theatre that dates back to the Roman period; its summer Opera Festival is famous all round Europe. Verona is also a world wine capital and the fourth most popular travel destination in Italy. It is just 20 minutes away from Garda Lake, a paradise for windsurfing and sailing aficionados, with picturesque villages directly on the water, surrounded by olive trees.
Main City Rome
Surface 206.63 km²
Many lovers have been drawn to Verona by the story of Romeo and Juliet, and the house that was the inspiration for the home of the fictional Capulet family. Shakespeare chose the city and this particular scenic balcony to set one of the most dramatic love stories in history, and Juliet’s house receives over 8,000 love letters every year, written to Juliet herself and answered by a team of volunteers. There is a bronze statue of Juliet by Italian sculpture Nereo Constantini in the patio, and legend tells that if you touch her right breast, you will either be forever lucky in love, or you will return to Verona. Which one will it be for you?
Torri del Benaco is a beautiful village right on the shore of Garda Lake that is nestled among the ubiquitous olive trees. Yachting Club Torri is not only a favourite spot for windsurfing and sailing lovers, but is also a sailing school that offers weekly programmes for children and more intensive weekend courses for adults. They’re all taught by some of the best Italian and international sailing pros. And literally one step from the club is the local beach and lounge bar, decked out with all the comforts visitors could ever need for swimming in the lake, relaxing, sunbathing and sipping icy drinks as the sun goes down.
At first sight, Profumeria Narciso looks more like a French patisserie than a perfume shop: delicate colours, delicious smells… a secret garden of fragrance. The owners select unique scents created by renowned “noses” from around the world. A true jack of all trades, Celso Fadelli is the Italian Art Perfumery “editor” and the creator of Hype Noses, the only scented candle in the world that crackles, sparkles and smells just like a real fireplace, and the inventor of Bond No. 9, a must for New York celebrities. From crystal bottles made by local perfume laboratories to personal fragrances developed in loco, this is the place to be for perfume lovers.