VERONA AND ITS MAGICAL STAR: living the Christmas atmosphere in the town of Love and what to do with kids

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verona is a town I love in every period of the year, but even more during the Christmas time beacuse it becomes welcoming thanks to the thousands market lights in Piazza Bra and to its star, symbol that distinguishes Verona from other towns.


The first time I saw it, about 20 years ago with my husband, it gave me an incredible joyful feeling and it was so drop-dead beautiful! I was so impressed that some years later we decided to return with our daughter: I think Verona it’s very child friendly!

Suggest: to admire the star, the whole Piazza Bra and to take a memo picture, I suggest you to go into Arena and to go upstairs: from over there the view is breathtaking!

 

 

 

 

In this contest Christmas markets lose their attraction, although they remain one of the undisputed symbols of these days that come before Christimas: you can find them in Piazza Bra, the main square of the centre, in Piazza delle Erbe, and very peculiar in our opinion are that on Scaligero Bridge, from where you can see the beautiful landscape over Adige river. Nice also the markets from Norimberga.

The same suggestion I’ve given you before about the star, I give you now for the markets in Piazza Bra: look them from above going into Arena!

Mercatini al Castello Scaligero
Vista panoramica dal Castello Scaligero
Mercatini di Norimberga
Piazza delle Erbe

 

 

 

If you’re travelling with a child, it’ll come the moment when he’ll ask you:” And Romeo and Juliet house?” Yes, Love attracts everyone and, in spite of the incredible crowd of that days, you can’t skip the most famous balcony in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve found very beautiful and interesting Castelvecchio Museum: Giada had fun in the various exhibition halls (she is but an art lover), moreover the museum represents in winter one more opportunity to stay warm for an hour. The museum shows collection on medieval, Reinassance and modern art; in the rooms are pictures, archaeological rests, arms and sculpture.

Entrance: 6 Euro (prices 2018)
Reduced (8-14 years old only accompanied): 1 Euro
Free with VeronaCard

Opening hours: on Monday  from 13.30 to 19.30
from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30
LAST ENTRANCE AT 18.45
The museum is closed on Monday morning, the morning of the 1st January and the 25th December.
More info here (only ITA)

 

 

 

 

 

In the late afternoon we couldn’t skip a visit to the Arena of Verona: I’ve been thousands times in Verona but I’ve never entered! No, I’m not joking, it’s the truth! It wasn’t cheap but we couldn’t miss this experience again! Giada was amazed for its majesty: she felt so small between that high steps! It was a super choise to go by nightfall beacuse lights contribute to create a warm and relaxed athmosphere; even Piazza Bra from above seemed magical, like in a fairy tail!

 

 

 

Unfortunately we had no more time, but if you are interested in, I tell you that in Arena there’s the exhibition of cribs: / Euro Entrance and 6 Euro reduced (prices 2018).

 

 

 

 

WHERE WE HAD LUNCH

We didn’t want to spend much and also not to eat too much, so we’ve chosen “Bar Bra”, very close to the centre, where we’ve eaten hot and delicious sandwiches: I suggest this place for people who want something informal, cheap and at the same time tasty!

 

 

 

HOW TO REACH VERONA

Personally in this cold period in which you can find fog and the darkness comes quickly, I alwasy choose the train: from Lecco, where I live, we have a direct train (no change in Milan), so very convenient and in two hours, two hours and half max, you’ll be at destination.
We’ve left very early in the morning and rather late in the evening (22.00) but we’ve enjoyed the whole day at the best and you don’t need to search for a car park, as the period is cahotic in itself!
On this site you find very detailed information about the different ways to arrive in Verona

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After years of sufferings and sacrifices, I’ve decided that life is too short and too unpredictable to continue waiting to do what I like and what makes me happy.

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