The current organization is the result of the reform ratified by Decree-law N° 134 of 1998 and Decree-law 134 of 1998, which transformed enti lirici (opera institutions) into private law foundations, thus creating the current Fondazione Arena di Verona, and offering private members the possibility of joining. The current founding members of the Foundation are the Republic of Italy, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Verona, the Province of Verona and Verona Chamber of Commerce. Fondazione Cariverona, Banca Popolare di Verona and the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona were founding members in the past.
Located at the hills of mountain Some, our resort is a place that brings calm and joy to the demanding traveler. Whether you engoy the sea or the mountain, XENIA is the best place to discover both!
ARENA OPERA FESTIVAL
distance 28 Km
distance 8 Km
PARCO GIARDINO SIGURTA’
distance 18 Km
The history of the Sigurtà Garden Park dates back to 14th May 1407, when, during the Venetian dominion of Valeggio sul Mincio, the patrician Gerolamo Nicolò Contarini bought the whole property which was then used entirely for agricultural purposes.
It was actually a farm or rather, the ancient documents tell us, a “brolo encircled by walls”, where brolo was an enclosed wooded knoll: with encircling walls, arable land and forage production for the livestock. There was also another space that formed part of the brolo: a small formal garden adjacent to the main house, created for the leisure time of the noble family. This original garden was effectively the beginning of what would become the Sigurtà Garden Park.
The history of the brolo unfolded as, to give added lustre to his property, the aristocrat Contarini had a ?Domus Magna” added to an already existing building in 1417. The structure was characterised by the principal dwelling house for the Contarini family and smaller buildings for those who worked the land.