Romeo and Juliet’s fair city, Verona, Italy, invites lovers to enjoy an event-packed weekend titled “Verona in Love” through Sunday.
Throughout the historic city center, couples can bask in an atmosphere that shouts romance. Medieval squares serve as concert venues for various styles of music. Master chocolatiers present tasty productions in Piazza Bra. Juliet’s house and tomb are open to visitors at a cost of just 1 euro per visit to either site. Lamberti Tower, illuminated in a red glow, remains open until 10 p.m. to afford visitors a panoramic view of their surroundings. Restaurants offer special menus for two. Even shop windows in the old city center will be brightly decorated in accordance with the theme. Those with wedding bells in their future can check out the wedding fair running concurrently at the Arsenale.
Saturday, a treasure hunt begins at 9 a.m.; participation costs 10 euros. Sunday, a half-marathon kicks off at 10 a.m. from the Palasport Verona. Fire shows take place at 4 p.m. at Piazza delle Erbe and at 5:30 p.m. at Piazza Bra. To close the festivities, couples are invited to gather on the staircase of the Barbieri Palace to indulge in a minute-long kiss, a moment to be immortalized in a photo that will be made available as a download.
To see the complete program of events, visit www.veronainlove.it. The site offers information in English.