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.
Hotel Colomba d'Oro in autumn, a season of fairs and events
With the arrival of fresher air and the first scents and colors of autumn, Verona becomes the capital of international events. After the Opera Festival and the concerts in the Arena, the city in whose center the Hotel Colomba d'Oro is perfectly nestled, becomes a meeting place for professionals and curious enthusiasts.
From the Colomba d’Oro, everything is so close and easy!
Strategically located mere steps from the city main landmark, the world famous Roman Arena, the Colomba d’Oro he perfect home base from which to easily enjoy all the best of Verona. Enjoy dowtown’s most luxurious shopping and dining and its most famous historical sites, just staying at the very heart of it all. We are proud to be the only Hotel in Verona that guarantees the most accurate sanitizing treatment of all rooms and spaces and the only one to reserve to all guests an extraordinary discount at Vagheggi Phyto Space, the beauty oasis for high class massages and beauty routines, two minutes away from the Colomba d'Oro.
Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2022
The Arena di Verona Opera Festival 2022, after two years of restrictions caused by the pandemic, has loudly announced its 99th edition with the long awaited return to monumental scenes that make it unique.
The iconic Roman amphitheater, a few steps from Hotel Colomba d’Oro, is ready to host 46 performances, with the best international voices for an audience that is finally again in 100% capacity.