Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Horse and carriage

Whenever I see this carriage (it goes back and forth through the city centre all day) I can't help (mentally) singing Love and Marriage by F. Sinatra and I can't take it off my head all day...

Love and marriage
Love and marriage
Go together like horse and carriage

Frank Sinatra (click to hear the tune!)

Monday, March 29, 2010

The spring mood

A bright, sunny and warm afternoon in Piazza Erbe. Short sleves, shirts, sunglasses, icecreams and refreshing drinks. Finally.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

City interiors #6

Last week I posted a pic of my friend T.'s kitchen. Here are more photos of that lunch...
...the dining room and the lovely pasta with broccoli, tuna fish and grated parmesan...yummy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Times mix

Mix of styles and ages here. From the left: the medieval walls, the Gran Guardia (built between 1818 and 1853, in the last decades of the the austrian domination) and the back of Palazzo Barbieri, built after the second W.W.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The blue portrait

I was walking on the Lungadige San Giorgio yesterday morning when I spotted something that, from far away, seemed like a blue painting on the stones of this old building (that you can see on the other side here) and I thought, oh my, who can have done it?!? As I approached I realized (quite relieved!) that the painting was instead made on plexiglas tiles held together by tiny rings. The wind moved the tiles almost like it would have done if it was fabric.
Unfortunately I cannot read what's written underneath the face, have you got any ideas about who this artist may be?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Polished floor

The "Tenin technique" on the polished marble tiles of Piazza Erbe.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

City interiors #5

More from my dear friend T.'s home...
Three friends, yummy food and lots of chatting: a perfect lunch!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Close up on the base of the huge columns of Palazzo Barbieri, home of the town Council.
Across the road you can see the medieval walls and the "Bar Bra" (named after Piazza Bra, a few steps ahead), whose premises are straight into the walls. I definitely must remember this café for one of my "midmorning" coffees...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Palazzo Bevilacqua

Yesterday you saw San Lorenzo, today you can see the back of the statue....and, more importantly, a part of the beautiful Palazzo Bevilacqua (about 1530), built by the veronese architecht Michele Sammicheli.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

San Lorenzo

Statue of Saint Lorenzo, placed above the portal that leads to the homonymous church.
The origins of the church go back to the IV century AD. Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1117 and rebuilt during the XII century.
The church is indeed a jewel of the romanic style, read more here!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring snow!

A couple of days ago a late snowfall whitened most of Italy's northern regions. Here in Verona it began tuesday evening, feebly, stopped overnight (or probably it was just too light and melt) and started again on wednesday morning with bigger flakes that fell at a steady rythm for hours. The traffic was slowed down considerably and probably this caused discomfort for many people. I was lucky enough to enjoy the "show" at home, behind the windows... Only in the afternoon I went out to take a some pics....

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Sun fading behind the Lessinia mountains. Cerna, a few miles from Verona.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Textures and colours

An old abandoned church on Via XX Settembre, Veronetta district's high road.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Just like that.
Parona, a few miles from Verona, walking near the river Adige banks.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Glasses, books, pottery, porcelain, paintings, books... you may find all sorts of collectibles in this little shop on Corso Cavour. Inside it is choc-a-bloc with stuff you can hardly walk in. So sad to find a note on the door, saying the shop is for sale... I am afraid it may close forever...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Military archeology

Inside the area of the Franz Josef I Arsenal, a huge military compound built during the Austrian domination (1815-1865). Today only some parts of the nine buildings are used. This one, in particular has become a parking (not inside the buildings!).

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Chievo dam and the geese

Geese at the Chievo Dam. The little village of Chievo is hidden behind the dam, on shore across the river Adige. Chievo became famous for the local football team (A.C. Chievo Verona) that plays in the national first division (Serie A).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Terranima Café

Yesterday I took my midmorning coffee in this tiny and very cute café in Parona, a village a few miles from Verona, along the Adige River. Stepping inside I was welcomed by the warm scent of the freshly ground coffe - oh, so irresistible!
I approached the wooden bar and asked for an espresso. The guy, called Marco, prepared my coffee and served it along with a little glass of water (quite a typical thing in Verona) and then placed a small leaflet with information about the type of coffee he served me (basically a selection of four types of Arabica).
I couldn't help, I had to take some pictures!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dew drops

Yesterday morning, as I was rushing into my car, I noticed the dew on the soft top of a white Porsche and thought it was going to make a nice contrast with the Arena in the background. What do you think?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

City interiors, #4

This is the lovely dining room at my sister and brother in law's. This very peculiar three storey home is not in the heart of town but in a small countryside village a few miles from Verona.
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