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Verona and its wonderful Arena are ready for the 90th Opera Festival, that takes place from June 22nd to September 2nd 2012.
With a total of fifty performances this music season will begin with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Other masterpieces will be performed, such as Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, Bizet’s Carmen, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot and Tosca.
Do you like music and would you like to spend a magic evening in the famous Arena? Here is the opera schedule!!!
…And if you want to combine your passion for opera with the pleasure of a holiday in the enchanting Verona, I can suggest you some B&Bs where you can stay.
Life is too short to drink mediocre wines. J. W. Goethe
The wine is a mixture of love and light. G. Galilei
The year 2011 was defined by the winemakers Year of Providence: low production and high quality. The harvest was anticipated throughout Italy for the climatic conditions that have characterized this long summer.
The phenological phases of grape-vine have been changed by high temperatures in April and May, leading to this early harvest.
The quality will be great for white wines: it is expected to decline by 5% and then a production of 44 million hectoliters, while for the red wines we will only know shortly.
The decline in the Centre-North is from 0 to -5%, while in the Center-South vary from -5% to -20%.
The most productive region is Veneto, with more than 8 million hectoliters.
The vineyard once again demonstrates its ability to adapt to climatic vagaries, unlike other agricultural crops that have been compromised.
We predict high-profile wines and this will help the positive trend in foreign sales (+11.9% in 2010), in fact in Italy it is produced the 17% of world production.
The first Sunday in November in Italy we will celebrate the birth of the new wine,”Vino novello”, a red wine produced in all regions of Italy, but mainly in the Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The “Vino novello”, very fresh and aromatic, is the first wine of the harvest just passed, which is celebrated throughout Italy, especially combined with chestnuts.
It is your first time in Venice? Are you a regular visitor?
It does not matter: it is always a magical city.
I suggest a path completely different from the classic route going from Piazzale Roma to St. Mark’s square and return.
The district of Cannaregio is not so beaten by tourists and it is easy to reach on foot or
by boat, either if you are arriving by train or by car. From the Santa Lucia railway station going towards Piazza San Marco, in Strada Nova, you can find a widening on your right: there is a nice shop there, Ai Do Bauchi, where you can have a bag of fried fish, fried mixed vegetables or the so-called mozzarella in carrozza (fried mozzarella sandwich). Taste it during your walking around Venice.
During the walk around Venice, you will see the Palazzo Vendramin Calergi (2040 Cannaregio) which
is considered a Renaissance model of the historical houses for its elegance. If you want to have a drink as the Venetians do, I recommend the wine and food shop Timon (Fondamenta Ormesini 2754). It is run by nice, young people: it is the traditional meeting place for real Venetians, where you can have a cicchetto or un’ombra (a shot or a glass of wine).
There is a suggestive of the Campo e Fondamenta dei Mori: this name comes from the statues of three people with the turban that seem to walk along the calle (= Venetian street) and towards the “Sior Rioba,” a fourth Moor with an iron nose.
Close to here you will find a nice restaurant Ristorante Ai 40 ladroni - Calle dea Sensa- where there are true flavors and manners of Venice.
If you go in summer you can eat outside with the chair a few inches from the channel: a priceless experience in the evening.
See all our B&B in Venice!