The Arena di Verona with its great opera programme, Romeo and Juliet, Lake Garda and the wonderful surrounding hills are all splendid; but don’t forget that Verona is also a wine capital. To try some of the best bottles in the world, served with excellent food, try the Antica Bottega del Vino, one of the oldest establishments in town. A successful mix between a wine cellar that’s open to the public and an osteria with its own long history. The place has one of the largest and richest wine lists in Italy. Wine lovers must try a glass of the local Amarone, perfect with a filetto di manzo all’Amarone.