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A Big Anniversary And 7 Other Reasons To Check Out Verona This Summer

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The Baroque exterior of Palazzo Maffei, now home to a noted museum with art from ancient times to Warhol. The winged lion of St. Mark statue sits atop a column in front of the palazzo. Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was ruled by the Republic of Venice for centuries. Photo Catherine Sabino

By Catherine Sabino

Lying close to Venice and prime wine-producing regions, Verona offers a robust food and wine culture, splendid art and architecture dating from ancient times and world-class cultural offerings. It’s a place where the past becomes the present, in both headline-making and everyday ways. The city’s extraordinary Roman-era amphitheater hosts a world-famous opera festival each summer, this year marking its 100th anniversary, and the two-thousand-year-old forum, today the Piazza delle Erbe, remains a vital hub for urban life.

Here’s why to check out Verona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, now … continue reading


Catherine Sabino
Catherine Sabino

Catherine Sabino has worked for magazines in Italy and the US, and was editor-in-chief of Forbes Special Interest Publications, Gotham Magazine and Four Seasons Magazine, a travel and lifestyle publication. In addition to living and going to school in Italy, she has written two books on Italian design, published by Crown/Clarkson Potter, and has produced features from many regions in Italy and countries in Europe. Her focus is on travel in Italy and Western Europe.

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