fbpx

The UNESCO city of Verona is as famous for its monuments as Valpolicella is for its wine 

Monday, 11 April 2022 08:00

Verona is a city of art, and its historic centre was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. Arriving from Corso Porta Palio, the first wonder to see is Castelvecchio, once a military fortress and now a museum of medieval, renaissance and modern art.

The Arena and numerous churches

The majestic Arena is famous all over the world. This ancient Roman amphitheatre hosts the opera season every year as well as numerous other concerts and shows. It is impossible not to be fascinated by the numerous and wonderful churches in Verona. The most famous include the Duomo, the Basilica of San'Anastasia and the Basilica of San Zeno.  

The Fumane Cave is a large prehistoric site

In its northernmost part we come to the Lessinia Regional Nature Park, home to the majestic Ponte di Veja in Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo. This is an arch of limestone rock, some ten meters deep and 52 metres long under which a stream flows. If you are in the area, don’t miss the Molina Waterfalls and the Fumane Cave, one of the largest prehistoric archaeological sites in Europe.

miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058826
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058803-1
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058829
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058924
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058953
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058826
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058803-1
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058829
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058924
miniVenetoValpolicellaVRP1058953

Exploring 14 walled cities 

Between the hills and Lake Garda in the province of Verona, there are 14 cities to explore, many of them old walled cities.  Like Soave, at the foot of the Lessini Mountains, which is renowned for the fine white wine it produces. The medieval town is concentrated around Piazza dell'Antenna with Palazzo Cavalli, Palazzo della Pretura and the 15th-century Church of S. Maria di Montesanto.

Taste Valpolicella’s wines on the Wine Route

Valpolicella has many ancient and historic residences that were built by the noblemen of past centuries, and it also has numerous Venetian villas but above all, it is famous the world over for its excellent wines: Valpolicella, the rich and sweet Recioto, and the full-bodied Amarone. Taking the Valpolicella Wine Route you can taste some of the fine wines on offer, while discovering the beauty of this fascinating corner of Verona’s foothills.

For more Information: 

Regione Veneto
Image

Latest Video

Parco Cavour water park. Fun, relaxation and nature to spare
Video

Parco Cavour water park. Fun, relaxation…

Parco Cavour, a water park with fun, relaxation and nature t…

219
Parco Cavour water park. Fun, relaxation and nature to spare
Video

Parco Cavour water park. Fun, relaxation…

Parco Cavour, a water park with fun, relaxation and nature t…

219

- Our Partners -

- Under the patronage of the Italian Tourist Board -

Image
© 2021 Travel Open Day Srl | All Rights Reserved. - P.IVA IT13119651001