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An enchanting journey through Italian history, culture and beauty. Here the ceremonies become magic

Located in the heart of the Veneto region, Verona is famous for its thousand-year history, Renaissance architecture and romantic atmosphere. Its advantageous position on the banks of the Adige River contributes to its charm, while its monuments — such as the Arena of Verona and Juliet's House — tell ancient stories that fascinate visitors.

The city is a blend of past and present, with medieval streets intertwining with modern squares, offering a unique atmosphere. The Arena, a Roman amphitheatre dating back to the 1st century, is one of Verona's most iconic venues, hosting performances, concerts and opera in summer.

Verona is set to shine even brighter in 2026. The city will host the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games and the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games at Milano Cortina 2026. The Games will bring a touch of magic and inclusion to Verona, which will join in the celebration of the Italian spirit and a world united in the name of sports.

With its rich history and architectural beauty, Verona will captivate visitors, athletes and sports fans from around the world during Milano Cortina 2026. Its unique and welcoming atmosphere makes it must-see destination for those seeking a combination of history, art, delicious food and now, the excitement of international sporting events.

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View of a bridge over the Adige River in Verona
Vista da fuori dell'Arena di Verona con cielo azzurro sullo sfondo
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Olympic Closing Ceremony & Paralympic Opening Ceremony

Gladiators, opera, and Olympic passion. Milano Cortina 2026 will take centre stage in the incredible setting of the Roman amphitheatre, a world-renowned venue that hosts the largest outdoor opera season in the world, with over 600,000 spectators every year. Here, suspended between past and future, the Olympic Closing Ceremony and Paralympic Opening Ceremony of Milano Cortina 2026 will be held.

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