Vinitaly & the City – Tasting in the sky to discover the real Pinot grigio Stile Italiano
A three day of wine in the heart of Italy’s most important wine event?
Tastings, concerts, meetings, guided tours and many other initiatives will go to animate the most suggestive areas of the city from 5 to 8 April. An unmissable appointment for all wine lovers and a pleasant opportunity to discover and experience Verona, this is Vinitaly & the City, a wine showcase for the city that nevertheless wants to become a meeting point not only for all winelovers who want to access the business part, Vinitaly.
In the historic center of the city, in middle the ancient Roman forum, Piazza delle Erbe, on the top the Torre dei Lamberti.
Today, with its 84 meters high and with the numerous architectural changes that have appeared over the course of its 800 years and more in history, it is the tallest building in Verona.
Construction began in 1172 at the behest of the noble and mysterious Lamberti family, of which there is no news. The Romanesque style, typical of the epoch, in bricks was chosen
alternating tufa, still visible in the lower part of the building.
The Tower, which at that time was only 37 meters high, was then integrated into the Palazzo del Consiglio, which arose following the establishment of the Free Municipality. Equipped in 1295 with two bells the Rengo and the Marangona it was called “Torre delle Campane”.
In 1403 lightning struck the summit but only in 1448 began the long restoration and elevation works that ended sixteen years later with the inclusion of the octagonal belfry in brick and white marble.
The Tower thus reached the current 84 meters of height and yet it did not yet have the aspect with which we now know it.
Only in 1779 it was in fact equipped with the clock, placed in place of that of the nearby Torre del Gardello which had stopped working.
Since 1972 the Tower is open to the public who can climb up to the first panoramic level to admire an incomparable view of the city and its surroundings.
The Torre dei Lamberti is the most exclusive salon in the city of Verona: at 84 meters and 368 steps from the ground dominates the Old Town and the Roman Forum, the heart of the city, the Consortium will organize a tasting point for the Pinot Grigio delle Venezie “Alta Quota ”, in a continuous tasting from Friday 5 to Tuesday 9 April dedicated to a maximum of 40 people at a time.