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Verona in Love

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015 (Around Valentine’s Day, 14 Febuary.)

Held on Valentine's Day, plus a few days before and after, Verona in Love h ......

Held on Valentine's Day, plus a few days before and after, Verona in Love helps the entire population fall head of heels for one another with romance gestures of all sorts put up across the city. Red heart lanterns and millions of love notes dot the streets, while free, romantically-themed concerts take place in the romantic Piazza Dei Signore Square.

Venue:
Throughout Verona

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Culture

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Vinitaly

Date :
22 March 2015 - 25 March 2015

Vinitaly is Italy’s most important annual wine fair and runs over five da ......

Vinitaly is Italy’s most important annual wine fair and runs over five days. Hundreds of producers showcase the best regional wines amid wine-tasting sessions, industry meetings and seminars. The fair site is huge and is packed with tens of thousands of people throughout the five days. Over 18s only.

Venue:
Veronafiere

Event cost:

From €45 each day.

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Category:
Food & Drink

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Bacanal del Gnoco (Verona Carnival)

Date :
26 March 2015

Held since the Middle Ages, Verona's version of carnival is an event which ......

Held since the Middle Ages, Verona's version of carnival is an event which kicks off the year with lots of parties and activities. It all culminates on the Thursday before Lent with a famous parade where 4,000 participants all dressed in masked costumes walk through the streets together with their allegorical hand-made floats, brass bands and drum majorettes.

Venue:
Throughout Verona

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Religion

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Verona Opera Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 - September 2015 (Various dates from June to September.)

Verona’s legendary opera season takes place in the spectacular Roman Aren ......

Verona’s legendary opera season takes place in the spectacular Roman Arena and draws audiences in their thousands. Placido Domingo made his debut here and the annual opera season still draws a star-studded cast of performers. The two-month season sees around 50 performances. Book tickets and accommodation early.

Venue:
Roman Arena

Event cost:

Prices vary between concerts.

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Category:
Entertainment

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Verona Jazz

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2015 (June)

Like most other major Italian cities, Verona holds an annual jazz festival ......

Like most other major Italian cities, Verona holds an annual jazz festival over a three week period in July. Performances from Italian and international jazz musicians take place at a variety of atmospheric venues throughout the city including the Arena, the Teatro Romano and the Corte Merchato Vecchio.

Venue:
Arena, Teatro Romano and Corte Merchato Vecchio.

Event cost:

Prices vary between concerts.

Category:
Music

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Estate Teatrale Veronese (Verona Summer Theatre Season)

Date (To be confirmed):
July 2015 - August 2015 (July and August)

Verona’s Summer Theatre Season takes place in the city’s old Roman thea ......

Verona’s Summer Theatre Season takes place in the city’s old Roman theatre. A world-class event, the festival includes three major dramatic works in July and three dance shows in August. Theatre performances focus on Shakespeare, while international dance troupes such as Momix and the Brazilian Balé Folclórico da Bahia from Brazil perform the dance repertoire.

Venue:
Roman Theatre

Event cost:

Tickets start from €15.

Category:
Theatre & Film

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Tocatì

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2015 (September)

Tocatì, meaning ‘it’s your turn’ in Veronese dialect, is a street fe ......

Tocatì, meaning ‘it’s your turn’ in Veronese dialect, is a street festival dedicated to preserving and reviving traditional games. Held in the historic centre, hundreds of competitors teach children (and adults) to spin tops, use a sling, clink marbles or compete in tip cat tournaments. Every year, a guest country is invited giving the festival an international flavour. Musical concerts, exhibits and other cultural activities take place alongside the games.

Venue:
Verona's historic centre.

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Category:
Culture

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Feast of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy)

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2015 (13 December)

Throughout Italy, the feast of St Lucy is an important prequel to Christmas ......

Throughout Italy, the feast of St Lucy is an important prequel to Christmas. The saint’s name, Lucy, comes from the Latin root ‘lux’, which means light, so St Lucy’s day is celebrated on the 13th December to mark the end of winter solstice and the reappearance of the sun in the north. In Verona, a Christmas market is set up in Piazza Bra where vendors sell food, small toys and Christmas gifts.

Venue:
Piazza Brà

Event cost:

Free

Category:
Food & Drink

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