Welcome back to Six Weeks of Summer: Postcards from Italy where we take you on a journey to our favorite and most captivating destinations in our home country of Italy. This is our tribute… our love letter. We hope that you feel inspired and that this series instills that magnificent sense of wanderlust that always leads to the best adventures.
As an added bonus, over the next 6 weeks, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections will be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak.
“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”– Romeo
Verona is located in Northeastern Italy– an old mediaeval town built along the meandering Adige River. Most famously known as the setting of Shakepeare’s Romeo & Juliet, it attracts tourists from around the world, all looking to soak up a bit of the romance hidden within the city’s borders.
We begin our day with a bridge to bridge stroll along the River Adige, people watching, slowly sipping an espresso, and soaking in the Summer sun.
Our ultimate destination is a 14th-century residence said to be “Juliet’s House”. It features a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard, the supposed stage for Juliet’s famous monologue. The walls beneath the balcony are completely covered by graffiti and reveal tiny notes from visitors, nestled in between the bricks. The notes tell love stories, life stories, and seek long lost loves. Swept up in the moment, we scribble a love poem on a blank page and slide it into an empty spot on the wall.
We make our way back to the city centre, ending up in Piazza Bra, home to the Arena of Verona. This Summer, it is host to the Opera Festival featuring favourites like Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco and Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, but for now, the arena remains empty. We arrange to take a peek inside and it’s just as spectacular as we’d heard it would be.
We head back out to the square and seek out a small cafe with outdoor seating. It’s a quintessential Italian moment – dining beside a mini-colosseum, sounds of music wafting through the air, and an aperitivo in hand.
- Verona Arena will host the closing ceremony for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
- The city has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.
Our Verona set features 3 shades of 50wt thread in 6724, 2375, & 6731. They coordinate perfectly with the Natural, Tan, & Weathered Teak Bella Solids by Moda Fabrics shown above. For a bit of creative inspiration, make sure to grab the Italian Color Builders EPP Pattern (shown above) by Aurifil’s own Kate Brennan and the Verona block (shown below) by Carolina Asmussen via the buttons below.
As a reminder, over the next few weeks, every purchase at Shop Aurifil containing one or more Color Builder collections will be entered for a chance to win a prize package valued over $550! Package includes goodies from Aurifil, Moda Fabrics, Oliso, OLFA, and Soak. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted via email after the close of the series.