PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI
Piazza dei Signori is also known as Piazza Dante. This square in the historic centre of Verona, adjacent to Piazza delle Erbe, emerged in the Middle Ages alongside the development of the Scaliger palaces and from the very beginning had political, administrative and representative roles.
The statue of Dante was erected in the middle of the square in 1865, since the poet spent a period of his exile from Florence in a building overlooking this site. The statue is the work of Ugo Zannoni and is in Carrara marble.
The historic centre of Verona is characterised by the Torre dei Lamberti: at 84 metres in height, it is still the tallest building in Verona. Construction began in 1172 and was commissioned by the noble yet mysterious Lamberti family.
Loggia di Fra Giocondo, in the shade of the statue of Dante in the middle of this open-air museum square, hosts the large “Enoteca di Vivite – Alleanza delle Cooperative” – the wine showcase and pulsing heart of Vinitaly and the City. All enthusiasts will be able to taste the most representative expressions of Italian wines and the variety of Italian terroirs with sparkling, white, red and rosé wines.
Mixology trends will enliven the Loggia Antica, with today’s top bartenders ready to reveal the universe of cocktails and new trends for every mood and occasion through the proposals of Bartenders Group Italia, Nespresso, Molinari, Italian Wine Brands, The Organics by Red Bull, Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti Docg Consortium, Campari and Acqua delle Stelle by Pernigo.
The centre of Piazza dei Signori will be home to the Banca Passadore & C Lounge for visitors to Vinitaly and the City: a venue of experience combining art and wine, tasted immersed in the history of the ancient city surrounded by the evocative architecture of what was once the Court of the Scaliger Lords.
Vinitaly and the City also offers a toast in the highest lounge in Verona – the panoramic terrace of the Torre dei Lamberti (84 metres high). A magical and exciting atmosphere with a postcard view, raising glasses of Consorzio Tutela Lugana DOC white wine.
ATTENTION: The Torre dei Lamberti is served by a lift. However, the Terrace can only be reached by stairs with 46 steps.