Christmas lights in Verona!
In November and December, you can breathe a magical atmosphere between the bends of the Adige River, enjoying scents reminiscent of the German ones of Nuremberg, as well as colors and sounds that announce the arrival of Christmas.
Verona turns into one of the capital cities of the most joyful religious holidays: the entrance to the Unesco heritage old city and its streets are illuminated by hundreds of warm lights and decorated trees, Piazza Bra becomes the home of the giant Comet Star coming out from the Roman Arena, and Piazza dei Signori, also known as Piazza Dante, hosts for the 12th year ina row, from Friday 12 November to Sunday 26 December, the characteristic wooden houses of the Christmas Markets, in collaboration with the “Christkindlmarkt” of Nuremberg . which for the first time also occupy the Cortile Mercato Vecchio and Cortile del Tribunale.
For the first time, the Christmas market also extends to the two ancient adjacent courtyards, the Cortile Mercato Vecchio and Cortile del Tribunale. Here, between the carousel of the “tree of happiness” and the glittering house of Santa Claus, about a hundred exhibitors offer typical food, crafts and local products.
But the main new feature in this 2021 edition is the large ice rink which, for the very first time, is set up in the pool in front of the former Austrian Arsenal, a stone’s throw from Castelvecchio, surrounded and illuminated by a further offshoot of the markets. Here you can experience the magic of skating in one of the most evocative places in the city.
To comply with all the health safety regulations and social distancing, to access the three main squares that host the Christmas houses, counters are installed, to limit the attendance, which must be less than 1,200 people, each with the “Green Pass “.
The opening hours of the Christmas Markets are: Sunday to Thursday from 10 AM to 9.30 PM; on Fridays, Saturdays, and any day preceding a public holiday, from 10 AM to 11 PM. Friday 24th December closing time is at 5 pm, Saturday 25th December (Christmas day) is at 4 pm, and on 26th December it is at 6 pm.
If you love Christmas, and if you love someone you want to take with you, come and immerse yourself in the fairytale atmosphere of the city of love, staying at the Colomba d’Oro a stone’s throw from the Comet in Piazza Bra: here the care for your relaxation is our specialty and your safety is our priority.
Christmas at Hotel Colomba d’Oro in Verona is even more magical!
The magic of Christmas floods the city of Verona every year, and the warm festive atmosphere around the Hotel Colomba d'Oro, the 4-star hotel closest to the Arena, is known throughout the world for its uniqueness, fragrances and colours. A unique opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in one of the most evocative periods of the year.
Love in the villa: the city of Hotel Colomba d’Oro between Netflix and reality
Thanks to Love in the Villa, the new film produced by Netflix and directed by director Mark Steven Johnson, which immediately became one of the most viewed films worldwide, Verona once again enters homes around the globe.
100 times Arena di Verona!
"Verona’s Arena is the only theater in the world where music can also be heard with your eyes": these words are from the tenor Giovanni Zenatello, who in 1913 had the brilliant idea to use Verona’s Arena for an outdoor opera performance the first time ever. The unique power of the Arena to excite at every show, as if it were the first, both the artists who performed onstage, both the audience, which has always played a leading role in the shows in this magical experience.