Parks and Amusement
Agriturismo Dal Checco, situated in a district of Verona called Chievo, just a few kilometers from the centre of the city, offers numerous opportunities for recreation and sporting activities that can take up your free time in Verona.
THE SIGURTÀ FAMILY
Enchanting ecological complex born in 1407. It undergoes various improvements over the centuries up to the present day: in 1990, the Horizontal Meridiana was created, designed to have an expiry date of 26 000 years. In 2011, after six years of construction the Labyrinth was inaugurated, a path that winds over an area of 2500 square meters and which houses 1500 specimens of yew trees. In recent years there has also been an in-depth research on the blooming of tulips that colors the park in April. To this day, with its million bulbs, the flowering is considered the most important in Southern Europe. The love of the Sigurtà family towards the Park has allowed to reach important results such as the recent acknowledgments of “Parco più Bello d’Italia 2013” and “Secondo Parco più Bello d’Europa 2015”. Every year, from March to November, hundreds of thousands of tourists of different nationalities visit the Park.
PARCO NATURA VIVA
The Parco Natura Viva is a modern Zoological Park. It was created thanks to the architect Alberto Avesani, the founder, who, in the 60’s, transformed part of his farm, existing since 1933, in a wildlife area, collecting animals of the local fauna to raise them and eventually show them to the public. Then the occasion to temporarily host the animals of a circus ensured the thought of creating a park, open to the public, to host both exotic and indigenous animals.
About 10 hectares, that corresponds with the current Wildlife path, was inaugurated in 1969. In 1973 a sector, called Safari, was added and dedicated to the species of mammals and African birds, in which the visitor stays in his vehicle. In 1978, it was expanded with new routes: the Aquaterrarium, the Tropical Greenhouse and the Dinosaur area, where visitors, for the first time in Italy, could admire life-sized models of reptiles from the past. Since 1985 an important project of general requalification of zoological, architectural and managerial type has been started.
Bicycle and Jogging?
Near the Agritourismo there is a long cycle path, called "cycle path of the sun" beside Adige river, surrounded by greenery and the neighbouring countryside.
Agriturismo dal Checco offers free bicycles.
There are long protected paths which take you to the city centre.
To help you better organize your walks, and your bike rides along the cycle paths of Verona, we recommend you consult the following link: LIST OF CYCLE PATHS
Near the Agritourismo, there are several restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner tasting typical Veronese dishes like boiled meat with Pearà, Pasta and Fasoi, Amarone Risotto, Frittole and many other specialities.
Where to go shopping: City centre, or towards Lake Garda
- “Le porte dell’Adige”
- “La grande Mela”, towards Peschiera Del Garda,
- "Centro commerciale Adigeo" with more than 130 shops – Verona Fiera area.
Verona offers concerts, art exhibitions, plays…. We suggest you to consult the following link: CITY OF VERONA
What to visit in Verona?
- Piazza Brà
- Palazzo della Granguardia
- Arena di Verona teatro di numerosi spettacoli musicali e concerti di artisti di fama internazionale.
- Piazza delle Erbe
- Piazza dei Signori
- Torre Lamberti
- Tombe degli Scaligeri
- Porta Borsari
- Casa di Giulietta
- Porta Borsari
- Castelvecchio e Arco dei Gavi
- Teatro Romano Arsenale Le Torricelle (panoramic view of the city)
Shopping streets of Verona:
- Via Mazzini
- Via Cappello
- Corso Portone Borsari with shops of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Armani, Gucci, Michael Kors .... Zara, H & M and many others.
For body and mind care Verona and its surroundings offer numerous wellness centres, spas and thermal centres.
Terme di Colà – Parco termale del Garda – Villa dei Cedri - Lazise
13 hectares including thermal lakes and trees. Thermal spring inside the park: thermal pool and lake with a water temperature of 33° C that can reach even 37-39° C. Various relaxation areas, showers with chromotherapy, halotherapy, Finnish saunas, Biosauna, Turkish bath with chromoterapy and aromatherapy, tanning booth…
Centro Benessere Termale Aquaria – Terme di Sirmione
3500 square meters of sheltered area. 6500 square meters of parkland. 700 square meters of thermal water surface. Saunas with a view on the lake and hydromassages. Pools, effervescent beds, steam baths, sensory showers with water rich in mineral salts and micronutrients. Temperature always between 35 and 36°C that allows you to use the outdoor pools even in winter.
Aquardens – Terme di Verona
5000 square meters of pools and lagoons, caves and waterfalls, salso-bromo-iodic water that flows so pure at 47°C from a depth of 130 meters. 1500 square meters of wellness centre with beauty cabins and SPA.