Valentine’s Day: the quintessential city of love, Verona is the ideal place to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one. The celebration of February 14th has become a tradition in the city, which is flooded each year by thousands of lovers coming from all over the world to attend Verona in Love. The entire old town is tinged with red for this occasion, and comes alive with events and performances dedicated to the greatest love story ever written, recreated through music, dances and performances.
Vinitaly: a must for wine lovers, Vinitaly is held every year at Verona’s exhibition center in late March or early April, and is the largest rendezvous for wine enthusiasts, producers and experts. The jewel in the crown of Italian exhibitions, Vinitaly is the largest wine trade show in the world, hosting manufacturers from around the world in its over 100 thousand square meters venue. Vinitaly provides the opportunity to attend lectures, debates and workshops on everything wine, thus proving to be an essential point of reference for the wine world.
Arena di Verona Opera Season: throughout the summer season, the Roman amphitheater turns into a spectacular stage for the Opera Festival. Over 54 performances are hosted each year in this spectacular venue: the repertoire ranges from traditional librettos to innovative productions of international works. When the audience performs the customary candle lighting at the beginning of the performance, the Arena acquires a unique and breathtaking appearance.
You can check the Season schedule and buy your tickets for the Arena here: the Hotel offers a convenient complimentary shuttle service to and from the Arena (by reservation only; limited seating)
Horse Fair: one of the oldest and largest horse fairs in the world, Verona Horse Fair is held at the Exhibition Center in early November. This event has been running for over 115 years, drawing horse enthusiasts and experts who enjoy the equestrian lifestyle. The fair hosts different types of events, some business-related, other purely entertaining such as shows, as well as scientific and cultural meetings promoted by associations, universities and research centers.
Christmas markets: during the Christmas season, the evocative glimpses into the city and the monuments are transformed by the colors and atmosphere of Christmas. Every year, the city’s myriad twinkling lights create a magic atmosphere, culminating in the magnificent Christmas star that rises from the Arena and rests its wings on the Square. Piazza dei Signori houses the traditional wooden sheds where exhibitors showcase their local produce or small crafts.