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Verona in Love

If you're after the magic of love, Verona In Love delivers in big doses. The streets are decorated with red, heart-shaped lanterns and romantic light installations, while Piazza dei Signori has market stalls arranged in the shape of a giant heart.

Date: 11 February 2022 - 14 February 2022
Venue: Throughout Verona
Website: http://www.veronainlove.it/en
Cost:

Free


Bacanal del Gnoco (Verona Carnival)

Verona's carnival kicks off the year with lots of parties and activities. It all culminates on the day before Lent with a famous parade where thousands of participants all dressed in masked costumes walk through the streets together.

Date: 01 March 2022 - 01 March 2022
Venue: Throughout Verona
Cost:

Free


Vinitaly

Vinitaly is Italy's most important annual wine fair. Hundreds of producers showcase the best regional wines amid wine-tasting sessions, industry meetings and seminars. Over 18s only.

Date: 10 April 2022 - 13 April 2022
Venue: Veronafiere
Website: http://www.vinitaly.com/
Cost:

Various.


Verona Opera Festival

Verona's legendary opera season takes place in the spectacular Verona Arena and draws audiences in their thousands. Usually taking place in the summer, the opera season sees around 50 performances. Book tickets and accommodation early.

Date: 17 June 2022 - 04 September 2022
Venue: Verona Arena
Website: http://www.arena.it
Cost:

Various.


Estate Teatrale Veronese (Verona Summer Theatre Season)

A world-class event, the festival includes fantastic theatre shows focused on Shakespeare, brilliant jazz concerts and dance performances by international dance troupes and soloists.

Date: 01 July 2022 - 30 September 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Roman Theatre
Website: http://www.estateteatraleveronese.it/
Cost:

Various.


Tocatì

Tocatì is a street festival dedicated to playing traditional street games. Visitors are taught to spin tops, use a sling, and clink marbles among other games. Every year, a guest country is invited, giving the festival an international flavour. Other cultural activities take place such as music events and exhibits.

Date: 15 September 2022 - 18 September 2022
Venue: Verona's historic centre.
Website: https://tocati.it

Christmas Cribs in Verona

Featuring more than 400 cribs from all over the world, the exhibition is accompanied by music and light shows. The tradition stems from the crusades of the 13th century when travel to the Middle East was impossible due to the fighting. Instead, St Francis crafted the first crib demonstrating that it was possible to celebrate Christ’s birth anywhere in the world.

Date: 20 November 2022 - 23 January 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Verona Arena
Website: http://www.presepiarenaverona.it

Feast of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy)

Throughout Italy, the feast of St Lucy is an important prequel to Christmas. In Verona, a Christmas market is set up in Piazza Bra where vendors sell food, small toys and Christmas gifts.

Date: 13 December 2022 - 13 December 2022
Venue: Piazza Brà
Cost:

Free


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Escalus Luxury Suites

So close to the Arena, you might hear the opera singers in the summer if you fling the floor-to-ceiling windows open wide enough. The modern Escalus Luxury Suites offer 4-star luxury with rooms designed by Andrea Truglio. More apartment than hotel, breakfast is delivered to your own dining table each morning.

Hotel Colomba d’Oro

Situated between the Adige River and the Arena, and close to Romeo and Juliet’s balcony, the Hotel Colomba d’Oro’s 51 rooms are furnished in traditional style with rococo mirrors, Italianate paintings and candy-striped bedspreads. The breakfast buffet is lavish and there’s a chic cocktail bar too.

La Grotta Hotel

With jazzy bedspreads and faux Renaissance paintings on the walls, La Grotta isn't set to win design awards, but with a complimentary minibar, friendly staff, large rooms and free Wi-Fi, it's a popular budget choice. Located outside the city walls, it has free parking too. A bus to the centre stops outside the hotel.

Novo Hotel Rossi

Clean, cheap and with free bicycle hire, this hotel is just a short stroll from Verona's train station. While some rooms are compact, they all come with satellite TVs, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The breakfast buffet is excellent too. Buses run frequently to the city centre if you don't fancy the 20-minute walk.

Hotel Aurora

The relaxed ambience and friendly staff make guests feel at home here, while the lovely terrace overlooking the city’s main square, the Piazza delle Erbe, shows Italy at its finest. Not only does this 3-star choice have a superb location, it has 18 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV too.

Hotel Torcolo

This friendly hotel in an old palazzo has a prime location just a few steps away from the Arena. Run by two affable sisters, it is a favourite with the Opera crowd. The high-ceilinged rooms are furnished with wrought iron and antique beds, and all come with air-conditioning and satellite TV.