What to do in and around Verona during the weekend from 18 to 20 August 2023

What to do in and around Verona during the weekend from 18 to 20 August 2023

New weekend with many events not to be missed in Verona and in the province. Below we see the best dates scheduled from August 18-20.


Watermelon Festival

The Melon Festival and Opening Festival in Puri are back. An unmissable party until August 21st, with real food and fun to the beat of the music, between a glass of wine, and a mouthwatering first or second course, all in a setting like no other.

Festivals, celebrations and events in Verona and the province: all events for 2023


Santa Viola’s Day

In Grezzana, the Festa Grande Santa Viola is scheduled to last until August 21, with many events including solidarity, entertainment, food and performances.

Movie nights

The season isn’t over for Movieland, Lazise’s movie theme park, and it’s packed its latest crackling surprises: From August 2-26, the fun continues until 11 p.m. with Movy Nights. 13 hours of joy and entertainment with a rich program of shows and attractions.

Attic in the square

Throughout the summer and into October, the eagerly awaited flea markets of the 2023 edition of “Soffitte in Piazza” return to Verona, where you can sell, buy or barter used items of modest value such as toys, knick-knacks, books, magazines, comics, records, cards Mail, vintage clothes, bags, vintage tools and much more.

Did you know that Amarone della Valpolicella?

On August 19 and 20, an informal walk with the producer: visit the vineyard and cellar of Vogadori and taste local wines such as Garganega, 100% Corvina, Raffaello, Amarone Grazie and Rita.


Jonas Kaufmann in the ring

Opera star Jonas Kaufmann returns to the Arena di Verona for the 100th Opera Festival, following his success starring in Radamès in Aida in 2022 and in the concert debuting in the amphitheater in 2021. In fact, the Bavarian tenor is once again the protagonist of the concert scheduled for Sunday 20 August, in which he plays roles that have featured him on the most famous stages around. world, like OthelloAnd Andrew Cheniere And Mario Cavaradossi in Tuscany by Puccini.

Show Lesinia Radio and Double Live

On Saturday August 19, Radio Lesinia, in collaboration with the municipality of Bosco Casanova, is organizing an event to present the new radio station on the Veronese plateau. On this occasion, two great concerts will take place in Piazza della Chiesa in Bosco Chiesanuova, at 5 and 8.30 pm, together with Chanel Dilecta and the Agorà Ensemble.

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Theater in the squares

Amateur companies returned to the stage in Verona’s Piazzas for a long summer of performances and entertainment. From June 25 to September 6, performances will take place on stages set up in the Monastery of S. Maria in Organo, the Monastery of S. Eufemia and Cortile Montanari.

little prince

Once again in the beautiful setting of Malga San Giorgio di Bosco Chiesanuova, at an altitude of 1,600 metres, the theater festival for families conceived and organized by Teatro Scientifico-Teatro Laboratorio, in collaboration with the Municipality of Bosco Chiesanuova and Malga Campolevà di Sotto. Sunday August 20, the film “The Little Prince” will be shown based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with Ariana Rolandi and Fabrizio Cadona.

Guided tours and excursions


Among the novelties that are presented in Veronese cinemas, we point out:

  • worst days – Four episodes set on several special occasions. On Christmas Eve an ambitious deputy invites her party’s secretary with the two feisty brothers (Eve). A wealthy businessman volunteers for a New Year’s Eve dinner at the soup kitchen, where he meets the wrongly fired ex-driver (New Year’s). A strange mixture of feelings melts on the occasion of Valentine’s Day. A famous TV presenter clashes with the production of her show about a sexual service (March 8). Director: Massimiliano Bruno, Eduardo Leo.
  • arcade – “A love story between three people, born after director Thomas (Franz Rogowski) sleeps with a woman, teacher Agathe (Adele Exarchopoulos), on the last day of filming in Paris.” Director: Ira Sachs.


100 times Kalas. Divine Verona

The exhibition “100 Callas. La Divina e Verona” takes the viewer back to those legendary first years documented by photographs from the scene in the square and above all by the first official portraits of the two decisive years of the private life of Maria Callas, in 1947 and 1949, painted by Filippo Tomassoli , two of which have never been seen before, from the photography studio of the same name, and today, three generations later, the exhibition is curated by his nephew of the same name. The exhibition, free and open every day from 8.30 to 20.30, takes place until August 30 on the ground floor of the Palazzo della Gran Guardia, in Piazza Bra, in the foyer of the auditorium with a view of the Arena and a system that recalls the same structure as the theatre.

100 years of the opera season in the Arena di Verona in Salce Collection posters

He told the history of the Arena Opera Festival through some of his original posters. This is what will be shown in the original exhibition “100 Years of the Opera Season in the Arena di Verona in the Sals Collection Posters” scheduled until September 10, 2023 at the National Archaeological Museum of Verona. On display are 14 important original posters for the Arena Opera Festival in various sizes, on loan by the National Museum of the Sals Collection in Treviso.

In the light of the lake

Exhibition of paintings by Fernando Petripoli in Malcesine. Veronese artist Fernando Petripoli presents in Malcesine – Palazzo dei Capitani, from 7 to 20 August 2023, the self-painting exhibition “In the light of the lake”. The latest works are presented in the informal, abstract, materialistic, and formal styles, many of which are homages to Lake Garda.

Three new exhibitions at Studio la Città Gallery

Studio la Città is hosting three new solo exhibitions until September 16, 2023: Vincenzo Castella with “Wall Paintings and Botanical Groups”, Jacob Hashimoto with “Noise”, Lucas Reiner with “A Requiem in Progress”. They are three exhibitions united by a special reading of nature and “everyday life”: the completely new works on canvas by Hashimoto between nature and artificial intelligence, the large-format portraits of Castella between nature and Renaissance frescoes, and the trees repeated by Lukas Reiner as a tribute to the artist’s friend Lawrence Carroll .

Animals in the ancient world

From 25 October 2022 to 1 October 2023 a new exhibition on the importance of animals in history and visual art at the Archaeological Museum of the Roman Theater in Verona with the exhibition “Animals in the Ancient World”. On display for the first time, in addition to the metal representations preserved in the MATR, are some important finds from the Roman Domus that were unearthed during excavations in the former Astra Cinema in Auberdan Road. 130 minis are shown. From animals in ancient Egypt to those idealized in the classical world for their important roles in mythology and religion.

“Breath of Nature / Aqua” at the Gallery of Modern Art in Verona

It is water, the source of life and at the same time a destructive and anarchic element, the protagonist of the new contemporary exhibition held at the Achille Forte Gallery of Modern Art in “Contemporary Non-Stop. Breath of Nature / Aqua” curated by Patrizia Parry. The exhibition will be visible to the public from October 28, 2022 until October 2023.

“Memories from the Future” at Scaliger Castle in Malcesine

The majestic landscape of Castle Scaliger in Malcesine, a medieval village overlooking the Veronese shore of Lake Garda, recently included in the list of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy”, welcomes from April 22 to October 29, 2023, sculptures and installations by artists Katja Loher (Zurich, 1979 ) and Dario Tironi (Bergamo, 1980), the only research oriented towards environmental issues.

wine labels

From July 30 to August 27, in the Villa del Bene in Volargne, the exhibition “Segni diVINI” took place. The exhibition is a dialogue between modern and contemporary abstraction and figuration, from surrealist artist Salvador Dalí to Sergio D’Angelo. There are 38 international artists competing in the splendid 15th-century complex, Valdadije’s jewel.

Romano Feltrin, Anthological Exhibition 1960-2023

The rooms on the main floor of the 19th-century Palazzo Ederle, Pro Loco headquarters in Caprino Veronese, host from July 28 to August 19, on the occasion of the 270 Montepaldina Exhibition, the retrospective exhibition of the painter Romano Feltrin. “Romano Feltrin, Anthology Exhibition, 1960 – 2023” is the title of the exhibition that tells the artistic career of the painter, born in Verona in 1932.

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