Thursday, May 27, 2010

Church of Santa Maria del Paradiso

The façade of Santa Maria del Paradiso (1517), Veronetta district.

Verona Daily Photo goes on (a little) holiday! Back home in Tuscany...
see you in 5 days, ciao!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Polished bronze

Walking through the narrow alleys of the Filippini district I was captured by the looks of this wooden door. It seems quite old with nicely layered varnish and one perfectly polished bronze handle and one totally blackened, just like the two key holes.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Church of San Nicolò, Lazise

This church in Lazise (Garda Lake) was built in the XII century and dedicated to the Patron Saint of waters and navigators, St. Nicholas (Nicolò). It is rather tiny and simple with no baroque signs whatsoever, no stuccoes, no marbles. Just plain stone with ancient frescoes emerging from under the wall painting.
Here is St. Antony Abbot (on the right), widely venerated in this area as the protector of animals and healer of skin diseases. His left hand holds a rod, symbol of authority, while the right hand makes a blessing with three fingers, as was customary for a bishop.

Friday, May 21, 2010

A cruise on the Garda Lake

One of the ferries of the Garda Lake shipping company is mooring on the pier, on a quiet and sunny afternoon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Over the rooftops #3

Duomo district. Now, isn't this little loggiato absolutely lovely?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

City interiors #7

My kitchen cupboard, full of plates, glasses and part of my beloved coffee and tea cups collection. Some of them have been in the family for generations, some others I have bought for a few euros at junk shops. In the reflection, apart from me, you may see the kitchen working space with a kettle, oil and dressings plate, a calendar and my mugs hanging on the hooks.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Soccer: Chievo-Roma

38th and last match of the Italian soccer championship. The "Scudetto" was won by Inter in Siena while Roma scored a second placement in Verona. Read more!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Tiny grocery shop in the multiethnic district of Veronetta.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Dramatic sky

The façade of San Fermo is enlightened by the sun whilst the back is threatened by a dark, dramatic sky.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Porta Leoni

Detail of Porta Leoni. Again, another example of history layers in town: roman, medieval and recent (probably XVIII century). I find this corner absolutely enchanting...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Morning drive

Driving to work, yesterday morning. I leave the city center behind and head to the industrial area of the town. After a few warm weeks, Italy (and the rest of Europe) is being hit by a strong weather depression that is causing strong winds and storms. After a long pause (four years!) I am now back at work, so I face this scene every morning, while a couple of weeks ago I was sipping coffee at the bar... I am not fact I am rather excited for my new position... I am just exposing some new facts of my life :-))))

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Episcopalian seminar

Episcopalian seminar, facade. Paintings and sculpures enrich this magnificent palace, probably the richest one in the district of Veronetta.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Freshly laundered

A day out in the countryside. Cerna, up on the Monti Lessini.

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