Category Archives: Verona

Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange. The only word I know that doesn’t have a rhyme. But what it lacks in poetry, it makes up in vibrancy, cheeriness and warmth. Who can be sad watching a sandy summer sunset? Who could be glum with a … Continue reading

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Ludovico Einaudi mesmerises in concert, Verona Arena

The dark skies over Verona Arena foretell a dramatic evening to come as Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi calmly follows his orchestra onto the stage. And even though the stormy heavens open halfway through the first ethereal track nothing could possibly … Continue reading

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It’s raining, it’s pouring – umbrella bags, a genius invention!

As the clouds open up in Venice and across Europe again today, it reminds me of a curiosity that I first came across in Verona this Spring – umbrella bags! Umbrella bags? What are they?? Well, imagine you are out … Continue reading

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The Giro D’Italia – cycling, Italian-style

Many people are familiar with the annual Tour de France road race, especially after Sir Bradley Wiggins’ triumphant win last year, but few are aware of it’s tougher, grittier Italian counterpart – the gruelling 21-stage Giro D’Italia ( literally the … Continue reading

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Curiosity thrilled the cat – Tiziano Ferro live in Verona

“Curiosity killed the cat” says the proverb but for me active curiosity is an essential of travel. Most of my adventures have involved wandering around following my nose, or serendipity if you want a fancy label, rather than a grand … Continue reading

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