here is no world outside Verona walls. Outside there is only the Purgatory, the Agony and Inferno! The one who is banish from hell is banish from this world and the exile from the world means death… here where Giulietta lives is the Paradise”.
Giulietta e Romeo, by William Shakespeare, .
Giulietta and Romeo are the two most famous lovers in the world, created by William Shakespeare. Background of their tragedy is Verona with its Arena, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, a world and artistic heritage which has charmed poets, painters, travellers and famous people of any epoch.
Arena di Verona: theatrical Opera like Nabucco or Traviata!!
An extraordinary experience, concerts, in an amphitheater, overlooking the lake.
One of the most beautiful theaters in Italy
The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio imagined the ideal theatre to represent its shows like "A marble basin under the stars": naturally immersed in the beautiful setting of the Vittoriale, following the example of Wagner in Bayreuth. Should be called "Parlaggio". The poet himself choose the place: a viewpoint of the Park from where you can admire the Island of Garda, the Monte Baldo, the peninsula of Sirmione and above all, the beautiful Rocca of Manerba where Goethe seems to recognize the profile of Dante.
Works began among the ' 34 and ' 35, but were soon interrupted due to financial hardship, worsen by the beginning of the war and the death of the poet. Works started again by the Foundation twenty years later, in ' 52 and ended the following year by architect Mario Moretti and Italo Maroni, Gian Carlo's brother.