Just one click: Ideas for a Holiday in Verona

Just one click: Ideas for a Holiday in Verona

"Non c’è mondo per me aldilà delle mura di Verona"
There is no world without Verona walls
William Shakespeare in “Romeo and Juliet”.

Birthplace of Valerio Catullo, city of Teodorico, king of the Goths, of Alboino and Rosmunda, place where Charlemagne defeated Adelchi, the last king of the Lombards.

Subsequently city of the Scaligeri then of the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice, Verona, is located in the strategic road conjunction at the intersection of the Via Claudia Augusta and the Via Gallica Postumia, it has always been at the center of Italian and European history.

Verona, inserted by UNESCO in the list of world heritage cities, is known throughout the world for its symbolic places: the Arena and the House of Juliet, but walking through its streets in the center, between the crenellated walls, the slender bell towers, its churches and squares, it is possible to discover an immense artistic and architectural richness, from the Roman remains, to the Middle Ages, from the Lordship to the Venetian Domination, from Napoleon to the Austrian Empire up to the Renaissance, to which are added works of art kept in museums.

Verona offers an historical and cultural itinerary, a rare example of the harmonious coexistence of architectural styles.

The city also awaits you with its numerous events: the opera season and concerts in the Arena, the theater season at the Roman Theater, the Fieracavalli, the Vinitaly, the Tocatì, a festival that unfolds in the center dedicated to the ancient street games, Santa Lucia festival, the Christmas markets and "Verona in Love" an event dedicated to lovers that takes place on Valentine's day.

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Valpolicella and Fumane

Between the beautiful city of Verona, the Lessini Mountains and the Garda Lake, the Valpolicella, this name came from the Latin word "Vallis polis cellae" - Valley of the many wineries, confirming that the wine in this land has a long history. It has always attracted architects, painters and sculptors who here have been able to best express their creativity. Nature, art and wine come together in an area where time seems to have stopped.

The landscape of Valpolicella, mainly hillside, with vineyards planted with pergolas, cherries, olive trees, meadows, oak woods and pastures in the valleys that descend from the Lessini Mountains, presents an historical and artistic treasure to be discovered.

Already inhabited in prehistoric eras and known since Roman times as "Village of Arusnati", a mysterious people of Gallo-Celtic origin, Valpolicella offers suggestive itineraries to travel on foot, by bike or by car, that will take you to visit Neanderthal sites, ancient parishes, such as the one of San Giorgio Ingannapoltron, the oldest in the province, which houses the only Veronese Longobard monument, a 8th century ciborium, San Floriano, a jewel of Romanesque art, and the beautiful Venetian villas built at the time of the “Serenissima” Republic of Venice.

In contrast to rural churches and Venetian villas, you can find a rural architecture, with old courts, districts, the fountains and sinks in rough stone.

From the village square, by car or on foot through a short path in the cypress wood, it is possible to reach the Sanctuary of Madonna de La Salette, built in 1864, by people of Fumane as a votive offering, the church is located on the top of a hill as a balcony from which you can admire a fantastic view.

Going further towards Molina you can reach the Riparo Solinas, better known as the Fumane Caves, one of the largest prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe, a destination of extreme interest to discover the biological and cultural change of human evolution from the Neanderthal Man to Homo Sapiens.

In Molina it is possible to have a walk into the middle ages village that owes its name to the presence of water mills in the past, and it is also possible to visit the Mulino Veraghi, a mill of 1600 still working.

From the peculiar village made of stones houses and roof covered with limestone slabs, it is possible to visit the Botanic Garden of Lessinia, and later reaching the Waterfall Park, a naturalistic area of 80.000 square meters, where  through three different paths of different difficulty level, it is possible to admire torrents, waterfalls and small ponds and enjoy a quiet picnic in the special areas scattered along the route.

For trekking or mountain bike lovers, from Molina you can reach the districts of Mazzurega, Cavalo and Breonio from where it is possible, through marked paths, to climb on Monte Pastello and Pastelletto.

 

Bed & Breakfast Mimosa and Lillà is also the ideal structure to quickly reach the major amusement parks that are nearby.

Are you looking for a Bed & Breakfast in Valpolicella to combine passion for Trekking, good food, discover a fabulous area, one step away from one of the largest amusement parks in Italy like Gardaland? This is the right structure for you!

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