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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
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.
The traditions most jealously guarded by the Veronese are all to be found in the kitchen. In a globalized world, here are five foods exclusive to Verona, that you won't find everywhere so here are some tips to guide you. Enjoy your meal!
In the Middle Ages, Verona was home to the great poet Dante Alighieri during his exile from Florence. The 750th anniversary of his birth is an opportunity to rediscover the palaces, piazzas and libraries that he visited in those years.