A+ A A-

The social life of the city

Verona is an elegant city of Italian art and history in which it is near impossible to get bored. Always rich in cultural festivals and social events, the city offers innumerable activities to fill your free time. The Veronese love to get together in the piazzas, unwind in the cafés and walk through the streets of the city. The evenings are always lively and animated and you will find numerous discos, wine bars, cafés and pubs to explore. Also, there is an endless array of osterias, trattorias and pizzerias offering traditional local fare where visitors can listen to live music or simply spend a relaxing evening with friends.

Casa Mazzanti, VeronaA melting pot of modern life and ancient culture, Verona is a tranquil city on a human scale, liveable in every season of the year. Year-round, the city offers its inhabitants infinite cultural delights to feast their senses, ranging from small film festivals to grand-scale operas.

On summer nights, the stage of the Roman Arena comes alive with the annual open-air opera festival (FESTIVAL DELL'OPERA LIRICA) while across the river, at the Roman Theatre, the SHAKESPEARE and VERONA JAZZ FESTIVALS fill the summer nights with poetic words and sounds. In spring and autumn, the amphitheatre hosts a variety of rock concerts, while in April the annual VERONA FILM FESTIVAL presents an eclectic mix of international short and feature films not to be missed. In September, FestivalBar (an important exhibition of international pop acts) is held at the arena while during the winter months, the Teatro Filarmonico and Teatro Nuovo complete the playbill of concerts, performances and spectacles.

For shopping lovers, there are endless boutiques famed for their prestige and elegance (GUCCI, PRADA, ETRO, LOUIS VUITTON, VERSACE) while for those with a discerning palette, there are myriad world-class restaurants in which to savour the specialities of the Italian cuisine.

For those with an athletic bent, the city offers a variety of different sporting pursuits: canoeing on the river; skiing and rock climbing in the nearby Dolomites; sailing, swimming and windsurfing on Lake Garda; and mountain bike and horseback riding in the mountains of Lessinia. Verona is also equipped with many sporting facilities: tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, soccer fields, cycling tracks, gymnasiums, dance schools and more. With two squads in the 1st Division, (Hellas Verona and Chievo Verona), the kick-off at a soccer match at the stadium is an occasion not to be missed for those who want a glimpse of the real Italy.

Although a player on the international stage with its many trade fairs such as VINITALY of VERONAFIERE (the most prestigious exhibition in the world for wine producers), the region has jealously guarded its traditions and natural products through the ages.

First and foremost, the wine of the Veneto (some of the best in Italy such as Soave, Bardolino, Amarone, Valpolicella, Custoza) as well as its simple and genuine cooking, which preserves the integrity and knowledge of the past. To all traditional dishes is added the region's characteristic (and sumptuous) olive oil, produced in the hills surrounding Verona and on the banks of Lake Garda.

Share

FOCUS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
Prev Next

ITALIAN ART COURSE

ITALIAN ART COURSE

  Are you an art enthusiast or a scholar of Italian art or would you simply like to know more about one of the key aspects of our culture? Enrol in...

Read more

OPERA COURSES IN VERONA

OPERA COURSES IN VERONA

If you would like to experience an unforgettable night, you cannot go past the opera performances held in Verona's 2000 year old Roman Arena. On summer nights, this ancient amphitheatre is transformed...

Read more

ITINERARY OF GUIDED TOURS IN ITALY

ITINERARY OF GUIDED TOURS IN ITALY

LINGUA IT Italian school, organises guided tours of the cities and regions of the Veneto with the aim of revealing to students the infinite wonders and treasures of northern Italy....

Read more

Learn Italian in Italy

Learn Italian in Italy

Why study Italian in Italy? Studying Italian in Italy offers the opportunity of speaking and listening to the Italian language in a constant and continuous manner, while also allowing students to...

Read more

CONTACTS

CONTACTS

  LINGUA IT Istituto di lingua e cultura italiana via F. Emilei, 24 37121 Verona, ItalyTEL. ++39 045-597-975FAX ++39 045 8048728 The Secretary's office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 13.00 am every...

Read more

On-line Enrolment

On-line Enrolment

To participate in a course (language or other) at LINGUA IT, students are kindly requested to send a completed and signed STUDENT ENROLMENT FORM          

Read more

WINE AND COOKING COURSES

WINE AND COOKING COURSES

LINGUA IT, Italian school in Verona, organises Italian cooking courses for those who want to master the great traditions and techniques of Italian gastronomy or those who simply want to satisfy their...

Read more

CONTACT US

By submitting this form, you consent to the processing of data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.