In December Verona, one of the wonders of Italy, meets the Christmas magic and fills the ancient squares and the picturesque lanes and courtyards.
The magical dazzling comet of light and steel that stands out against the sky in Piazza Bra invites passers-by to stop and announces the arrival of Verona’s Christmas events. During Advent the ancient Arena arches shine with the lights of nativity scenes created by the skilled artisans of the International Exhibit of the Crèche. Markets expose tourists to unusual flavors, tantalizing aromas and precious crafted decorations. Little wooden stalls offer typical products, Vin Brulè (the warm mulled wine), roasted chestnuts, sausages and other food specialties. Artisans come from far and wide to sell their handicrafts. Verona churches offer unforgettable concerts and Romeo and Juliet gothic houses, beautified by Christmas decorations, become the stops for a romantic winter tour of the city.
The atmosphere is so warm you can’t help but feel that Italian Christmas tradition is at its very best in Verona!