Friday, December 31, 2010


Dear friends, although I can't be in touch with all of you as much as I would, I feel so grateful whenever I find your kind comments! Thank you so much for keeping an eye on Verona Daily Photo even if it's not being "daily" at the moment.
Tonight we'll be having friends at dinner and maybe a walk into Piazza Bra (here in the photo) which is a few steps from home.
I wish you a very happy 2011, may it be full of health, love and good things. May your wishes come true!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pasticceria Miozzi

It's been long time since I last posted a "coffee related" photo. Well, here is one, or rather, two!
I went to the Pasticceria Miozzi for a "midmorning" coffee where I enjoyed this lovely "caffè macchiato" and a tiny "bigné" filled with chantilly cream. The icy cold weather outside made this break even more enjoyable and cosy.
On the counter you can see a "Panettone" a cake that, along with "Pandoro" is one of the typical italian Christmas cakes (the latter is tipically veronese, made by Bauli, Melegatti and Paluani). Some "pasticcerie" make their own, like Miozzi, and they are sold exclusively in the shop.

Thanks every one out there for the Christmas wishes. I hope you, too, had a paceful Christmas and that you are enjoying the season holidays!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Osteria Sottoriva's warm corner

Can you feel the warmth of the little Osteria Sottoriva? Wine choice is written on the chalkboard, followed by a firm rule of the place: tables are to be shared. The last line is about service: it's slow!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Piazza Indipendenza

Unwell and blocked at home, couldn't go out to photograph the tree, now turned completely yellow. I am showing you another shot of that sunny day when I passed under the great Gingko tree and admired the sunlight cast on the ancient stones and bricks of a medieval palace on Piazza Indipendenza.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Gingko

I took this pic a few weeks ago when the big Gingko tree's leaves were beginning to
turn yellow. I must go back to check it out because the yellow Gingko is quite impressive!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Excavation at Porta Leona, the Roman city layer below the actual street level.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My prosecco and the tourist's map

Piazza Dante, before lunch, a nice white wine with crisps. Next to us an english lady and her city map (which covers a huge glass of cappuccino and a plate of croissants).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn colours

Introducing Borgo Venezia, a very interesting area of Verona, just a few minutes drive from city center. Autumn colours are beginning to show up in town.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Outdoor aperitives

Friday, late afternoon. Before incessant rain caused flooding in the eastern area of the province.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Shells at sunset

Found a few shells among the pebbles on the Garda lakeshore. We sat around a weathered table of a fancy beach cafè for a beer and I put down the shells. The sun reflected on the worn table planks and I thought it created a perfect shabby style pic.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Why people must go and write on sculptures? Does this happen in your town?
Sculpture by Virginio Ferrari, Castelvecchio.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I am back!

Hello everyone!
I have been dealing with technical problems (storage space and camera battery) lately but today I am back. I hope to be able to keep on with the dayly photo, despite the lack of time for walking around to take pics. I'll do as much as I can!
Thank you all so much for your kind comments and your encouragement :-)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Verona Daily Photo goes on holiday!

I want to thank all my friends on DP for their constant support and encouragement. I regret I can't keep up with commenting your beautiful sites as much as I'd like to...but surely they inspire me a great deal!

I will be back in town and on the blog from the beginning of september. Have a great summer, a big hug to all of you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sultry evening

It's been quite hot lately but yesterday and today it got really really sultry, almost suffocating. I took a walk with my daughter in the evening but the usual freshness that comes with the dark hour, failed to arrive. This is Piazza Erbe, cafés packed with people. This one, in particular has those special nebulizers that give a little relief...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The stalls of Piazza Erbe

Late evening. Stalls are especially designed to be safely closed for the night and towed out of the square on saturday evenings. A close glance on the polished surface of a kiosk, reflecting the Torre de' Lamberti.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Love letters

Every single day, from 9 in the morning till the evening, the gate to Juliet's house are opened to an incessant passage of visitors. Many, many of them leave a love message on the walls of the entrance alley. This morning I passed just after nine and being fairly quiet, I thought I'd take a few pics. Here is one...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fresh relief!

The Madonna Verona fountain in Piazza Erbe is a fav place for children (and not only) in summer. I stopped here for about twenty minutes as my daughter wanted to get her daily fresh walk; during the time I was there at least 15 children stopped to walk in the freezing water of the old marble fountain... I was rather tempted...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shower with a view!

Palazzo della Ragione, now an exhibition centre, seems to have a rather impressive bathroom with a shower corner (surely unfinished and without proper shades...) that overlooks Piazza dei Signori!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Twin windows

Twin windows on the painted facade of an outstanding little building, several centuries old...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crossing the bridge

Late afternoon, crossing Ponte Pietra towards the city centre.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Two at the window

It's really, really hot here in Italy... That couple watching down from their windowsill look quite naked... But, apart from them, this is one of my favourite buildings, just opposite the café al Ponte (see my entry yesterday). It is a bit let down but it still preserves its beauty.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cocktail on the river

Caffé al Ponte, near Ponte Pietra is one of the very few cafés/restaurant with a terrace straight on the Adige river. It's small and cosy, with a ...refreshing view!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Through the hole

Peeping through one of the holes in the thick roman marble of the ancient Ponte Pietra, 100 BC. Note the neat track dug by the boats' mooring lines, throughout the centuries.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Works in progress

Works in progress near my office, Verona industrial district.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The scaliger tombs #2

Close up on one of the Scaliger Tombs. Saturday, sunny morning.

Possibly I've been a bit obsessed with the beauty of the Scaliger Tombs lately....well, I hope you like it!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flying cables

Old building in serious need of restoration. Veronetta district.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Arco dei Gavi

Like many other monuments and sculptures, the roman Gavi Arch is ruined by graffiti. Is this uncivil habit popular in your country or is it only one of the many italian bad things for which my country is renowned for? Uhm... I am being nasty today...

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Reflection of the brick building that appeared on my post "Ghostly house", on the mirror set against the Church of San Pietro Incarnario on a sunny day.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Talent show, rain, summer!

After days of pouring rain and thunderstorms, I am glad to officially welcome summer 2010! I took this photo yesterday, at around noon. At that time (and I suppose even earlier), a crowd of boys and girls stood in front of the stage where, many hours later, sang and danced the winners of one of the most famous italian talent shows, "Amici" (friends). I have never watched it but I know that it is extremely popular and some of the winners have actually become famous, especially singers.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

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