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Buongiorno, America! You’re invited to come join me at one of five spectacular dinners at my home in Verona, Italy! And while I’d love to host all of you, I only have so many chairs at my table. So please, enter today for your chance to be my guest!

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As host, I am happy to take care of your travels! I will provide round-trip air transportation for you and one guest from an airport close to your home. And while I’d love for you to stay with me, my home has only so many rooms! So I will also provide three nights at one of my favorite hotels in Verona — Thursday through Saturday. Just bring your toothbrush!

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I want every moment of your stay in Verona to be special! So, I’ve picked out a few of my favorite things to do in this unique city—be inspired and explore by clicking on the pins.

HOUSE OF JULIET

Near the Piazza della Erbe, you’ll find the House of Juliet – a must-see for all lovers of Shakespeare’s most powerful love story. Stand on the famous balcony, or venture into the courtyard to see the bronze statue of Juliet. Legend has it that touching her gives good luck.

PIAZZA ERBE

Piazza della Erbe, meaning HERBS Square, is the home of Verona’s ancient town hall as well as many beautiful ancient statues and facades. Be sure to visit the fountain built in 1368 by Cansignorio della Scala, which houses the beautiful statue called Madonna Verona.

PONTE PIETRA

Italian for “Stone Bridge”, the Ponte Pietra is the oldest bridge in Verona! Completed in 100 BC, the bridge provided important access to the east bank and the Roman theatre.  

PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI

Nearby Piazza delle Erbe you will find Piazza dei Signori, one of the most popular attractions for students and young people to meet and socialize. The square’s dancing and live music is accented by many buildings of great importance, including the Palazzo del Podestà and the Loggia del Consiglio.

BASILICA OF SAN ZENO

Continue along the river to find the Basilica of San Zeno, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture dedicated to our patron saint. After visiting the Basilica, grab a seat on the bench in the square and enjoy an ice cream from the nearby gelateria!

CASTELVECCHIO

Walk along the river and witness the impressive Castelvecchio, a castle that began construction back in 1354 and now hosts a collection of sculptures, art, and ancient weapons. Its majestic bridge connects the old city with the modern district of Borgo Trento!

ARENA AND PIAZZA BRA

Built in the first century, the Arena di Verona has overlooked the beautiful Piazza Bra for 2,000 years – since the time of the gladiators. It is incredibly well preserved and hosts world-famous opera performances to this day.

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When I began sharing my pasta with the people of Verona over 50 years ago, I did it by going door to door. Person by person. And while things have changed since then and my pasta is now available in stores around the world, I’m still set on sharing my pasta with America the same way I did with Italy. It’s why I’m inviting so many of you to my home for dinner!

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I can’t wait to share my delicious ravioli and tortellini with you! Click below to see some of the great flavors that might be on the menu. But don’t worry; if you can’t make it to my table, you can still bring me to yours! Look for my delicious Giovanni Rana pasta in the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

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…to join me and my family at one of five spectacular weekends in my hometown of Verona, Italy!

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