Verona – Steeped in history spanning multiple millennia
Located in the north of Italy and away from the coast, holidays in Verona are popular all year round. This unique and fascinating city was been named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. Unfortunately due to a major earthquake in 1117, a number of the ole Roman buildings and monuments were destroyed however they have been restored. Along with the Roman ancestry there is also a high number of medieval and renaissance architecture and art to marvel at. As the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, you can even visit Juliet’s balcony and try your hand at a bit of acting!
Verona – Papal potatoes
The city of Verona has been a key Italian city over several thousand years. As a deeply Catholic country, evidence of this faith is dotted throughout this beautiful city. Some of the finest examples of churches and cathedrals include the San Zeno Basilica and the Sant’ Anastasia. Food in this region is exceptional. Verona holidays are filled with some of the best traditional dishes in Italy are to be found in Verona with the humble potato being championed in this region with a celebration of Papá del Gnocco, the king of Gnocchi.
Holidays in Verona’s vibrant vinyards
Veronese wines are among some of the best to be found in Italy. Valpolicella and Soave are commonly grown in this region and many visitors on holiday in Verona visit the near by vineyards to sample the wines and learn about the traditional vinification process. For those seeking a real experience why not try staying in one of the vineyards and seeing the winemaking process first hand throughout the day.
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Map for Verona, Italy