Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wine bar and womand-gladiators!

Last february this old wine shop was undergoing a total refit and I made a post about it, expressing my hope that the old sign wouldn't be replaced by a modern one and wondering what kind of shop would soon use this premises.

A few days ago I stopped to admire the renovation and was much happy to notice that it wasn't transformed into the hundredth clothing shop. In fact it now hosts a very cosy and welcoming little wine bar run by Lorenzo, also founder of the Malacarne bar and cultural association.

While I was taking the photos the two girls passed by: they were going to work! Dressed up like woman-gladiators, they were walking to their working place in front of the Arena, just a few steps away from here, where their male colleagues were probably already being photographed with tourists...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tocatì 2009 - Labirynth

Like last year, the Tocatì brought thousands of people down on the streets of the historical centre. More than last year maybe, as the event attracts people from all over Italy, tv and press.
(Please see the link above for more details!).
This is the medieval Cortile del Mercato Vecchio where hundreds of plastic panels made up a huge labyrinth. I took this pic on the stairs of Palazzo della Ragione.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Arena upside down

This street performer enchanted the crowd. He carelessly handled the glass globe and with amazingly fluid movements made it slide on his hands, arms, shoulders. He performed with incredible ability and a catching smile on his face.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Don't forget to look up!

Walking down the street my attention is naturally focused on what's in front, around and even under my feet (I never fail to notice the sampietrini or the marbles...). But whenever I look up, what I see never fails to impress me. I inevitably think I must remember to look up more often and I even feel annoyed because I keep forgetting it and I realize that I regularly miss so many interesting details, especially in the historical centre.
So I decided I will start a "Don't forget to look up" series. What do you think?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Public scale

You can check your weight on the street on one of the public scales scattered in town. Public but not free: you will need a 50 cents coin. I don't think I'll ever use it...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Veronetta district. Narrow alley, vicolo. To learn more about Veronetta district read this. For more posts click here.

A woman prays

Veronetta district, Santa Toscana, XI century.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Evening magic

Summer evening, Via Sottoriva, Verona. You can see this osteria in two other posts here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hints of autumn

First yellow leaves on the ground...making a good contrast against the sampietrini pavement.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Goodbye Summer

Autumn seems to be very near. A chilly, soft rain has been falling for hours soaking the flowerbeds and refreshing the air. I'm sure we'll be having many more mild and sunny days all through october but summer is definitely over and it feels great to spread a light blanket on the bed...
So, before welcoming the autumn with its colours and charm, I want to say "goodbye" to the hot but gorgeous summer in Verona so I chose this pic I took last june. I find it very romantic, I hope you like it too!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The bench

Saturday afternoon at Riva San Lorenzo. This is such a lovely place for a short walk along the river, under the shady trees, just off the main road Corso Cavour.
This is usually a very quiet place, where you can always find a place to sit even in summer, because it's not a popular spot for tourists. Here I like to read and enjoy the view towards Castelvecchio Bridge. Wouldn't it be great to live here and hear the river flow?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Verona, oh Verona!

Here I am, back on track! I have missed you all and I have been so happy to find the many messages you've left. I am really looking forward to visit your blogs and catch up with you.
I decided to start up with a "postcard photo" to welcome you and re-introduce you to this beautiful city.
My commitment will be to lead you through Verona, from the most famous sights to the unknown corners, with an eye on details and city life.
Happy day everyone!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Coming soon...

Hello everyone...
After a long, long pause, I am almost ready to come back daily with my photos from Verona!
I wish to thank you all for your kind comments on my last entry and especially those who became followers despite the blog was "on holiday"!
My city photo archive is almost empty and since I'd like to make an entirely fresh start, I am procrastinating until next week when my little one will be back at school and I'll be able to go out (ALONE) and take some new pics.
Thank you for your patience, I'll soon be visiting your beautiful sites and "knock" on your doors so you'll know I am definitely back on track!
Ciao from Verona!

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