Verona is just a few kilometres away from Garda - the Scaliger city known as the place of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its urban structure and architecture: Verona is a clear example of a city that has developed progressively and continuously over two thousand years, integrating artistic elements of the highest quality of the different periods that followed; it also is an exceptional example of a fortified city in several crucial stages of European history.
From legendary palaces (such as Te and Ducale) to churches, from towers to the house of Rigoletto and that of Mantegna - places that not only represent the fascinating past populated by the Gonzaga, the Bonacolsi and Matilda of Canossa, but also host exhibitions and heterogeneous set-ups: many architectural and artistic traces that history has left in Mantua.
For more than a millennium, the city of Venice has been capital of the Republic of Venice and in this respect, it is known as la Serenissima, la Dominante and Queen of the Adriatic. Due to the urban peculiarities and its artistic heritage, Venice is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is included, together with its lagoon, among the Italian World Heritage Site by UNESCO: this contributed to making it the third Italian city (after Rome and Milan) with the highest tourist flow, largely coming from outside Italy.
It is an Italian city of 1,353,467 inhabitants, the capital of the homonymous metropolitan city and the Lombardy region and the centre of one of the most populous metropolitan areas in Europe. The main economic and financial centre of the peninsula, Milan guided its industrial development, forming the "Industrial Triangle" together with Torino and Genoa, especially during the years of the economic boom, when industrial and urban development also involved the neighbouring cities, creating the vast metropolitan area of Milan. In the cultural sphere, the Milanese city is the main Italian publishing centre and is at the top of the world music circuit thanks to the opera season of Teatro alla Scala and its long tradition of opera. Milan is also one of the major European trade fairs and industrial design centres and is considered one of the four fashion capitals in the world.
The territory of Valpolicella covers 240 Km2 and is located in the Veneto region, northwest of Verona. This territory, rich in culture and food and wine, was renowned for viticulture since ancient Rome, and in particular for Amarone wine. It is also important for the extraction of red Verona marble. From an architectural perspective, the landscape of Valpolicella is adorned with prestigious Venetian villas and is embellished with shrines, chapels, churches, districts and courtyards that enrich the territory with testimonies of years of history.
Lugana's territory is basically divided into two zones. The first, that of tougher clay, is larger. It is flat and extends horizontally along the hinterland between Desenzano, Sirmione, a part of the municipality of Pozzolengo and Peschiera. The second zone, which is hilly, extends towards Pozzolengo and Lonato. In Lugana, the microclimate is mild and fairly constant, a perfect "climatic crib" to enhance the peculiarities of a particular grape, such as Turbiana.
The Mart Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Trento and Rovereto is one of the most important European museums. Set up in 1987 as a functional body of the Autonomous Province of Trento, today Mart operates in three distinct places: in Rovereto, the main headquarters of the Museum and the House Of Art Futurist Fortunato Depero, and in Trento, the Civic Gallery. Today, Mart is a major European exhibition centre, an interlocutor for major international museums, a point of listening and dialogue for the surrounding area, and a complex machine that produces continuous stimuli for the public, artists, collectors, businesses and local communities.