“With love’s light wings did I o’er-perch these walls;
For stony limits cannot hold love out,
And what love can do that dares love attempt
Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me.” Romeo , Act II, scene II
The history of Verona is tied up inextricably with love and romance and Shakespeare made Verona famous when he chose to set here his most well-known of love plays, ‘Romeo and Juliet‘.
Imagine yourself transported back in time… Imagine waking up to find yourself in “fair Verona” with Romeo and Juliet whispering love words and swords vibrating for ancient families’ hatred.
And just in Verona, the city symbol of the deepest love written from the famous pen of Shakespeare, will be held the spectacular event dedicated entirely to the love and gentleness: Verona in Love !
During Verona in Love anything can happen!
Four days are planned to welcome lovers of all ages and from all over the world in Verona and let them experience an unforgettable Valentine’s Day in the romantic city of Shakespearean star-crossed lovers.
Verona in Love invite all tastes and all ages to take part in several activities: concerts, live music, tastings, the famous “Heart to discover” beautiful stalls set in the magnificent Piazza dei Signori that offers visitors characteristic handicrafts and excellence of Verona.
Events going far beyond space and time by introducing participants to the world narrated by Shakespeare and involving them in a unique atmosphere as a common line: love!
Streets and squares will be dressed in red with unique lights and decorations.
“Kisses”: the magic moment where all couples will gather together for a one-minute kiss to celebrate their love.
Romantic live music concerts will create the right setting for your love story. Let yourself be inspired by Verona and post a love message to your beloved on a special board!
Many other interesting events and initiatives will delight the couples giving them the chance to win great prizes!
Verona lives inside a delightful dream which floats delicately through the ancient squares and the shady lanes and courtyards. Here anyone can easily imagine the stories, characters and events of the past. Here the spirit of Romeo and Juliet and the whisper of their romantic love are in the air.
The illusion of a pure and unblemished love that survives in the time is part of the magic of the dream. Fairy-tale? Legend? Theatre? It doesn’t really matter. But it is a day-dream that we invite all lovers to live with us… so then, surprise your sweetheart declaring your deep love in Verona!
“ Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: what is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet. Farewell, my coz.” Romeo , Act I, scene I