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Sep 25, 2015

Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

By: Ciara Rickard

Author: Elle Canada

Travel
Sep 25, 2015

Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

By: Ciara Rickard
 

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Take a walk

Alice Lunardi is the designer behind quirky fashion brand Lazzari (think a skirt with shark mouths à la Jaws for pockets), which was founded in Verona more than 20 years ago by her parents. “The quintessential beauty of Verona is seeing the city from its bridges and walking the streets,” she says.   “Giardini Giusti is an amazing Italian garden – one of Verona's most precious hidden gems. My favourite spot here is the neoclassical-style villa inside the park.” READ MORE: Travel Insider: DJ Alex Merrell

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Get a caffeine hit

“For a simple coffee to go, try Caffè Tubino.” READ MORE: A food tour of Quebec City

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Visit Juliet

“The classic Verona tour, of course, features the Juliet balcony and house.” READ MORE: Travel essentials: 10 of the best travel sleep sets

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Go antique shopping

“San Zeno market is the most beautiful flea market. It takes place the first Sunday of every month; I go to look for antiques.” READ MORE: Be still: How to experience the unexpected Zen of a staycation

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Indulge in some gelato

“You can find the best ice cream and chocolate of Verona at Zeno Gelato e Cioccolato. It's my favourite!” READ MORE: Investment luggage: 10 of the best suitcase sets

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Storm the castle

“Castelvecchio is a beautiful old castle dating from the 14th century. The museum inside was restored by the famous Italian architect Carlo Scarpa [between 1959 and 1973].” READ MORE: All about Arles, France

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: See some character

“Via Sottoriva is a very old street I love to walk around.” READ MORE: The best travel gift ideas

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Have a traditional lunch

“On the same pretty street is Osteria Sottoriva – a nice place to drink wine, like Valpolicella, which is the typical red wine in this region, and eat some meatballs!” READ MORE: A winter weekend in Whistler

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Have an aperitivo

“Bar al Ponte is a nice place for a drink in the evening – they have a lovely terrace on the river Adige. I suggest trying the Moscow Mule.” READ MORE: An insider's guide to Dubai

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Take in a show

“My favourite place for a concert is Teatro Romano.” READ MORE: Travel essentials: 15 stylish passport covers

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Hit the town

“Archivio is a great place for cocktails – they interpret famous cocktails with their own twist to the recipes.” READ MORE: 7 things you need to sleep on a plane

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Verona Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

Lazzari designer Alice Lunardi: Buy a dress

“In Italy, jeans are okay in the daytime, but bring a cute dress and some fancy shoes for evening. Our favourite look for fall is a printed dress with coloured tights and saddle shoes.” (All items from Lazzari, from $70, lazzarionline.com) READ MORE: Florence Black Book: An insider's guide to the Italian city

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