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Why verona.

Meetings in Verona for an unforgettable experience. The city of Romeo and Juliet and “capital of opera and poetry” offers even the most discerning visitors inspiration and opportunities for an unforgettable stay made even more enjoyable by superb wine and food traditions.
Served by excellent railway, motorway and airport links, it is easy to arrive in Verona and enjoy its excellent hotel facilities. An enchanting and elegant city with a very human face that welcomes visitors with ancient and modern warmth.

Strategic geographical position.

Verona enjoys a geographical position at the crossroads of two trans-European transport networks connecting Scandinavian countries with the Mediterranean, making it the primary hub for the logistics system: the Verona Interport is the leading intermodal hub in Italy and second in Europe in terms of traffic volumes.

Verona is a Unesco world heritage site.

Verona is a city of art, music and entertainment: the Arena in the centre of the city is home to one of the most important opera festivals in the world. There are endless works of art to visit everywhere, from the Roman Verona above and below ground to the Middle Ages and the time of Dante, through to the most famous balcony in the world.

More taste.

Verona’s renowned wine and food culture accompanies visitors along a varied journey ranging from the white wines of Lugana and Soave to the more structured reds such as Ripasso and Amarone della Valpolicella – always paired with the typical dishes of local cuisine such as pastissada de calval (horse meat stew), mixed boiled meats with pearà (peppery bread sauce) and the famous tortellini of Valeggio.

Never get bored.

If you are looking for a little more adventure, local clubs offer special rafting trips along the River Adige from Valpolicella to the centre of the city; for the more daring, Boscomantico Airport organizes breathtaking tandem parachute jumps. There are several theme parks, spas and the Natura Viva safari zoo not far from Lake Garda, ensuring great enjoyment fun for children, young people and adults alike.

The changing landscape.

The Verona is rich area in scenery: the historic centre, the Torricelle hills, Lake Garda, Monte Baldo, the Lessinia alpine farms and the Sigurtà Garden Park are just some of the many sights well worth visiting and exploring.

Lake Garda

Italian style and its delicate charm.

Lake Garda (or Lake Benacus) is the largest Italian lake and the hinge-pin for three regions: Lombardy to West, Trentino to the North and Veneto to the East. To the South, it is surrounded by the morainic hills left by retreating glaciers while the highest, narrowest part in the North is embraced by high mountain ranges creating the outlines of a protective fjord that ensures a particularly mild Mediterranean climate.

This particular climate, with mild summers and temperate winters, has encouraged the growth of rich vegetation so that even olives and lemons can be cultivated. The intense colour of the water, the mild climate and the grandiose landscapes forming a backdrop to interesting historic and cultural settings throughout the area combine to make Garda the most attractive Italian Lake.

The shores in the Veneto region – more than fifty kilometres entirely in the province of Verona, are also renowned as the Riviera of Olives after the extensive groves found everywhere. Travelling from south to north, we pass through many towns, including: Peschiera, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco, Brenzone and Malcesine – small towns that still preserve numerous architectural and artistic treasures.

The winds of Lake Garda are another interesting and unusual feature: almost 40 different breezes blow over the Lake, sometimes gently, at other times with surprising power. Thanks to these varied winds, Lake Garda has become home to sailing and nautical sports attracting thousands of enthusiasts every year.

Peace and quiet, sport and enjoyment, nature and art, tradition and modern comforts come together all year round to meet the holiday desires of numerous tourists and people already well-accustomed to the area. The offering set off by many theme parks for visitors of all ages.

Province of Verona

A territory full of secrets to be discovered.

The Province of Verona is rich in art, nature, tradition and wine&food waiting to be discovered: from the hills to the mountains and plains there is something for every taste. The Veronese mountains extend from Mount Baldo to Lessinia, where unique natural environments mingle with history, tradition and culture.

Monte Baldo is a paradise for nature lovers: it is known as Hortus Europae by botanists and is a Garden of Italy and Europe boasting an exceptional plant life environment. The Lessinia high plateau is distinguished by spectacular karst phenomena and characteristic hamlets with typical stone roofs, astonishing fossil fields unique in world. The Regional Natural Park of more than 10,000 hectares was instituted in 1990.

The Veronese hillsides equally ensure a perfect cultural blend, with villas, country churches, castles and courtyards, food and wine, with DOC wines and typical produce.

Valpolicella is famous all over the world for its impressive red wines with Denomination of Controlled Origin, such as Valpolicella DOC and Amarone della Valpolicella, not to mention the hills around Soave and Custoza.

The entire province is characterised by its famous variety of food produce, such as PGI rice from Isola della Scala, Verona pandoro cake, Valeggio tortellini and Monteveronese cheese.

Historic Centre

A romantically nostalgic city.

Verona is a very “human” city where art and culture merge with ever step. Still today, there is important evidence of all the epochs characterising the city over its history going back two thousand years: the Roman age, the free “communes”, the Scaliger lords and domination by the Venetians and Hapsburgs.
A visit to the city begins in the large, central Piazza Bra, dominated by the Arena, the 1st century AD Roman amphitheatre famous today as the largest Opera House in the world, with seats for about 22,000 spectators for opera, concerts and other events. The square is also home to Palazzo Barbieri (Town Hall) and Palazzo della Gran Guardia where events and art exhibitions are held. The “Liston” is Verona’s famous promenade, which continues along the elegant Via Mazzini, the city’s excellent shopping street.
At the end by this street stands one of the symbols of the city, made especially famous by Shakespeare: the House, or rather, the balcony of Juliet, visited every year by millions of tourists and lovers who leave their messages of love here.

Close by is Piazza delle Erbe, the site of the ancient Roman Forum and home today of a market. It is surrounded by buildings dating from various periods, particularly the Torre dei Lamberti – the top of this tower boasts an exceptional view of the city – and the Madonna Verona Fountain.
Passing under the Costa Arch takes us into Piazza dei Signori and its strong links with the Scaliger lords. It is characterised by the statue of Dante, imposing buildings and the beautiful Scaliger Arches, the monumental tombs of the family which ruled the city in the Middle Ages.

The characteristic Via Sottoriva is renowned for its bars and restaurants. It leads to a view across the river behind the majestic church of Sant’Anastasia, itself hosting numerous masterpieces. Crossing the magnificent Ponte Pietra – the only surviving Roman bridge – opens up an astonishing view of San Pietro: at the feet of this hill there is the Roman Theatre, built in the I century BC and still today home to performances and concerts. Continuing along the embankment of the River Adige, we come to the Cathedral: its harmonious Gothic interior is embellished by a priceless altarpiece by Titian.

The meander of the river enclosing the city centre ends with the crenellated bridge of Castelvecchio, built by the Scaligers in XIV century. The castle keep houses an important museum collection.
Our itinerary ends with a visit to the Basilica of San Zeno, one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy and home to authentic masterpieces such as the door with bronze plaques and the triptych by Mantegna on the High Altar.

From The Congress Centre...

to the city.

2,6 Km

Piazza Bra and Arena di Verona

3,1 Km

Juliet's house

3,2 Km

Piazza Erbe and Torre dei Lamberti

3,3 Km

Scaliger Arches

2,8 Km

Castelvecchio Museum

3,8 Km

Ponte Pietra

4,0 Km

Castel San Pietro funicular

3,5 Km

Church of Saint Anastasia

2,8 Km

Basilica of San Zeno

2,1 Km

Church of San Fermo

3,9 Km

Roman Theatre

the surroundings.

27 Km

Theme Parks

26 Km

Borghetto & River Mincio

50 Km

Lessinia Regional Natural Park

18 Km

Verona Spa

30 Km

Lake Garda

29 Km

Sigurtà Garden Park

22 Km

Natura Viva Park

67 Km

Malcesine-Monte Baldo cable car

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