A rainy Saturday evening in Verona 

It is just before Christmas ….. it’s cold and dark outside. 

There is the perfume of rain in the air. The urge to hibernate is strong. 

This is the time of year to pull your loved ones close to you. Wrap your arms around each other. Hold each other close and battle the elements together. There is a strange intimacy in the dark. Snuggled under layers of clothes, jackets, hats and scarves. 

I love to snuggle. Maybe I was a koala bear in another life?

If I could only have you near

To breathe a sigh or two

I would be happy just to hold the hands I love

Upon this winter night with you

(Gordon Lightfoot)

A few weeks ago we ventured to Verona for a Saturday evening. Verona is always beautiful. Full of elegance, history, culture and romance.

Piazza delle Erbe
Arena di Verona
 

Of course any decent Saturday evening in the city starts with an aperitivo. Our drink of choice an aperol Spritz. 


The veronese like to socialize.  It was fantastic to see old and young alike, grannies rubbing shoulders with ‘millenials’ …. and even the bar men sipping away on hot whiskeys! 

Pizza, potatoes, rice salad and more all laid along the bar. To be enjoyed at your leisure as you sip on your delicious glass of orange nectar ! And all for €2.50! 

I think I like this place. 

We have a friend who has just opened a music venue in the Centre of the city.  So we popped in to listen to some good tunes, enjoy some chat and nibble on some good cooked Italian food. 

If you are ever in Verona and fancy something a little different in the evening I can say you won’t be disappointed at Cohen’s


This is a live music venue where four nights a week you can pay €15 for a hot meal and concert! Sounds like a winning combination! 

The night we were there, the very talented Manuel Tavoni was playing with his blues band. 


Note to self: must listen to more great music! 🎶 

2 thoughts on “A rainy Saturday evening in Verona 

  1. Totally agree with you on Verona always being beautiful! Unfortunately I’ve never spent a proper evening there, but I should since it’s not too far from me – so thank you for the tips on places to go, I love live music so might end up in your friend’s bar!

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