This pedestrian-only shopping district of Corso Porta Borsari begins with a grandiose arch built by the Romans. This ancient sun-bleached wall was built in the third century as part of the ancient city's "decumano" gate. Upon passing through these imposing walls one is greeted with a narrow street lined with multitudinous boutiques selling hard to find local products in addition to gourmet restaurants, wine bars, and cafés such as Caffè Tubino. The atmosphere is vibrant while retaining a small-town feel, which makes this historic street the perfect place to take a stroll and drink in fair Verona.
Gardaland is the best and largest theme park in Italy. There are many rides which have contributed to its success including: a journey amongst the pharaohs in "Valley of Kings" and a trip round a pirate village in "The Buccaneers" You can also visit the "Village of the Elves" and venture through the uncultivated jungle. However, the best rides are aimed at the bravest visitors: start with a terrifying free-fall from a height of 40 meters in "Space Vertigo", then wander through a Russian mountain range in "Blue Tornado" and finally explore some more traditional mountains in 'Magic Mountain'. There are hundreds of other attractions as well as live shows. The park which has been carefully put together, right down to the finishing touches, is also houses a number of restaurants and gift shops. Note that hours vary according to the season.
Caneva Aquapark is probably one of the most adventurous Italian water parks in the state. Amongst its many advantages is also that of being less well known, and therefore less crowded than other parks. The evocative setting of a 19th-century Caribbean village is a perfect surrounding for a water park with thousands of attractions, where trees and decorative structures are so dense as almost to block the view of the slides until you are very close. Some of these slides are only to be found here, not in the rest of Italy: the double 'Black Hole' that runs completely underground, which you travel through on a rubber tire, and the frightening 'Stukas', high and steep enough to frighten anyone. There are also more well known attractions like the 'Anaconda' or the brilliant 'Water Jump'.
Serego Alighieri has a rich and interesting history and is one of the major wine producers in Verona. The place is always buzzing with activity, as it plays host to an array of events. Right from wine tasting tours to cooking classes, this place offers it all. Pull on your walking shoes and stroll through the lush green vineyard that is nothing short of being a forest. The wineyard also provides for dining and meeting facilities. If you fall in love with this place, which is sure to happen, rent one of the apartments and spend time praising the beauty it has on offer.
Teatro Nuovo might a small theater, but it sure has a lot to offer. Consistently dishing out admirable performances and shows, there's plenty to look forward to at this fabulous venue. Donning a rather vintage appearance, which includes velvet chairs, exquisite chandeliers and a classic stage setup, the charming atmosphere of this theater heightens the overall experience. Featuring plays, musicals, concerts and other stage performances, its schedule is always packed with great entertainment.
Italy is famous for wines and a visit to Verona is incomplete without a wine tour. Allegrini Winery is one of the most famous and visited winery located in Fumane. Numerous tours are available of this winery, wherein visitors can get a glimpse of the various stages and procedures that go into crafting an impeccable batch of wine. Here you can also sample different variety of wines and take some home if you like. Also available are oil and vinegar of high quality. Experience the impeccable hospitality as you stroll through the calm and peaceful vineyard.
There are many people who know that Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet and would also like to know the city more closely. Verona has a lot to see in than just the house of Juliet. It is a beautiful city, with lots of historical monuments, delicious food, wines, music and, of course, the open-air theater. If you want to explore Verona intensely, you can take the help of a local guide. Veronissima is an organization in Verona that undertakes various touring expeditions like sightseeing, wine-tasting, olive-tasting and many more. Through these tours, they promote culture, the various traditions of Verona and art and culture and so on. Do visit their website for details on the different tours.
Gourmands and foodies in the city cannot simply miss out on taking the Verona Food Tour. This guided tour is nothing short of a heavenly experience for those who live to eat. The tour takes you through some of the best culinary experiences in the city where you can taste some of the finest wines, savor decadent Italian desserts, sip onto refreshing coffees, and enjoy hearty meals in a traditional delicatessen. The expert and knowledgeable guides also take you to a trattoria where you can relish the classic Italian pastas and then learn how to make tortellini at a workshop. This informative tour takes you through the long-established food traditions and history of gastronomy in the city. The tour group is limited to a number of 12 people and operates all round the year.
This friendly theater is large and well-maintained. It is in the city center, near the St Bernardino Cloister. It puts on shows by Veronese theater companies - mainly by local drama and dance schools. In winter, it shows films and holds discussion groups afterwards. There is a bar and cafeteria in the lobby.
A wide silver screen featuring the latest blockbuster movie, a pack of popcorn and a group of friends; if that's your idea for a wonderful day out, then head straight to Cinema Teatro Stimate. Here, you will find a plush interior inviting you to watch an amazing flick with your pals. What's more, the audio and visual system at this movie theater is phenomenal, giving you utmost pleasure while watching your favorite movie. Call ahead for schedule details.