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Three alternative plans in Verona

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A spectacular Lancia in the Nicolis museum

The city of Verona It is a somewhat unknown pearl, unlike its nearby "older" sisters, Venice and Milan. However, its narrow streets overflow history and myth, with the Arena de Verona as the second largest and best preserved amphitheater of the ancient Roman Empire and the legend of Romeo and Juliet falling in love with each visitor.

In addition, its airport is strategically located to visit places like the beautiful Garda Lake, Venice or the Dolomites. From Madrid, Iberia Express has three weekly flights, presenting it as a good summer getaway option.

But besides being able to enjoy the lake and the charms of good cuisine and the history of Verona, I was lucky to do other less tourist activities and ideal to have a good time of the most unexpected.

Here you have three alternative plans to complete your visit to Verona.

Visit to the Nicolis museum

In the small town of Villafranca of Verona, no more than 10 km from the capital, I found an original museum that captivated me like few others.

I imagine that, in part, it was due to not knowing what awaited me. He Nicolis museum - baptized as “Museo dell'Auto, della Tecnica e della Meccanica” - is nothing more than the work of a lifetime of someone who was a devotee of collecting.

Luciano Nicolis, an entrepreneur who made himself and amassed a great fortune with companies dedicated to paper recycling, began collecting things at the young age of 4. The kid was coming home with pockets full of badges, stickers, car parts, etc. I imagine that his mother would not be very happy, but he should not have complained because it was his wife who took the worst part, when the dream of the collector continued in his adult life.

Nicolis started shopping old cars to repair and restore them. Too bicycles, motorcycles, cameras, musical machines, typewriters, pilot helmets of all types of vehicles, ... even airplanes.

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