ROMEO AND JULIET IS ONE of the most famous tragedies in literary history and is set in the city of Verona, Italy. While the story is just a play written by William Shakespeare, the tourism it generates for the Italian city is very real. One of the most visited landmarks in Verona is Juliet’s Balcony, located inside what is called the “House of Juli...

Famous for being one of Italy’s most romantic cities, Verona has a charm which is recognized all over the world. It is no surprise in fact that generations of poets and writers have told its beauties, a case in point being William Shakespeare who made it the setting to the work he is probably most famous for, which to this day lends Verona that are...

Verona, the provincial capital of Veneto, is often called a city for lovers. Shakespeare set right here his masterpiece "Romeo and Juliet" and there are hundreds of couples who every day queue to visit the famous balcony from which the author took inspiration. But Verona actually has other attractions that can make you fall in love and that classif...

While Verona’s most famous football club has a well-documented association with the far-right, the truth is that taking in a game at the Bentegodi is a fun, family-friendly and relatively inexpensive day out – an occasion not to be missed for any sports fan. Hellas Verona is now in its third straight season in Serie A – a feat not achieved since th...

There are eight controlled designation of origin (DOC) production areas and five controlled and guaranteed designations of origin (DOCG) produced here, including Amarone, one of the most prestigious Italian wines. It is estimated, indeed, that 14% of all Italian wine is produced in the Verona area only.  The province of Verona, with its historical...

An ancient Roman building has been found during excavations at a former cinema in the northern Italian city of Verona in what has been described as a “miniature Pompeii”. The discovery was made during excavations in the basement of Astra cinema, which is undergoing renovation after lying abandoned for more than 20 years.  With its “magnificent fres...

The great English playwright, William Shakespeare, set almost half of his works in Italy. Official sources affirm, however, that Shakespeare never visited "il bel paese" and yet his love for beautiful cities such as Venice and Messina... ...although known only through travel stories, has made them the scene of many of his most famous works, just th...

The Verona Opera Festival 2021 has become an ambassador for Italian culture and beauty, thanks to a close collaboration by the Verona Arena Foundation with some of the top museums and exhibition spaces in the country, from the Uffizi to the Vatican Library, in the most significant development for this year's opera season in the iconic Veneto city....

Halfway between Milan and Venice, in the province of Verona, there is a breathtaking 600,000-square-meters park. Only in the last two years, it received four awards. In 2019, it won the “World Tulip Award” from the World Tulip Society. While in 2020, Tiqets crowned it “Best Attraction 2020: Global Winner” and one of the winners of the “Global Remar...

Verona residents are missing the city's Vinitaly wine fair, cancelled for a second year due to the coronavirus crisis. Writer Richard Hough asks whether such events will remain important in Italy - and tries a digital tasting instead. As I suggested in my last column, wine is the lifeblood of Verona and the cancellation of the Vinitaly fair, for th...