With a good dose of relaxation, a perfect hairstyle and the right outfit, all that remains for you to do now is to plunge yourself into Verona’s vibrant night-life. The city’s best view is found at the Hotel Due Torri, inside an impressive 14th century building. From the terrace on the hotel’s top floor, the view extends from Lamberti Tower to the Duomo, from San Pietro Castle to the Torricelle hills and the Adige river. Let your eyes take in the breath-taking spectacle. This is the perfect place for an aperitif or a romantic dinner.
For a fast, delicious meal of cold cuts, cheeses and excellent wine, on the other hand, my choice would be Enoteca Segreta, a small restaurant in the centre where you can also admire some well-preserved Roman ruins.
I am the sort of person who is always on the look-out for a place I can stay until late into the night and which is mainly frequented by locals. I’ve found it in the charming Vicolo Corte Cadrega, with wooden tables outside and good music. Osteria a la Carega is a peaceful spot in which to enjoy good conversation and excellent beer.
This is how I discover that Verona is two cities in one: the summer city of concerts in the Arena and squares illuminated by art, and the winter city of Amarone wine and welcoming restaurants. One of the best times to visit Verona is during the international “Vinitaly” fair with more than 4,000 exhibitors from vineyards all over the world. There’s also the popular “Tocatì” festival, when locals’ houses are transformed into real street restaurants, and the city smells of polenta and bollito di manzo beef stew.
My adventure in Verona has come to an end, but I know that I’ll soon return to this city, which has infected me, making me a little calmer and more composed, sophisticated and gentle.
di Veronica Gabbuti