Arte e Vino at Gran Guardia Palace

A fascinating journey between two excellences

From 11 April 2015 to 17 August 2015


At the Verona Expo 2015, dedicated to the theme of food, from 11th April to 16th August 2015, the Verona Gran Guardia Palace opens its door to one of the most interesting Verona art exhibitions,'Arte e Vino'. Visiting the Verona Expo you can admire paintings and art works by great masters such as Caravaggio and Picasso, dedicated to god Bacchus's favourite drink, which has always been juxtaposed to the world of painting and art in general.

The choice of location of this original show for the Expo 2015  in Verona is not accidental: the city of Verona is considered the capital of wine for excellence worldwide, thanks to its productions and Vinitaly, the largest Italian trade show, which, however, has been entrusted with the management of the pavilion dedicated to wine at Expo 2015.

Verona events 2015 proudly presents 'Arte e Vino', an original journey from the Renaissance period to the 20th century marked by a common denominator: wine. In ancient Greece, wine was an essential element in the banquets attended by intellectuals and philosophers, key figures in the birth of thought and ancient culture. Hence the wine culture spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean to Italy where it found fertile ground, so to be called 'Enotria' (land of wine). With the passage of time and the spread of Christianity, wine took on additional values and symbols, transforming even into the blood of Christ during Mass. During the Medieval Ages, the preservation and development of the wine tradition was made possible thanks to the many monasteries scattered throughout the national territory. Over the centuries, wine was considered to be a fundamental source of calories to the diet of poor peasants and artisans and also a fine privilege for the elite class, who continued the tradition of the Greek symposia ...

It is therefore evident that wine, over the centuries, has taken important symbolic and cultural values, which is why grapes, vines and wine are very often present in works of art, such as Greek cups, decorations in early Christian churches, frescoes and sculptures up to the Roman Baroque and Renaissance paintings. And the liaison between wine and artistic expression isthe main theme of 'Arte e Vino', one of the most fascinating exhibitions in Verona in the summer of 2015, part the many Verona events in 2015 connected with the Art 2015 Expo.

This wine art exhibition Verona at the Verona Gran Guardia Palace, curated by Nicola Spinosa and Annalisa Scarpa, aims to demonstrate the importance that the wine has taken over the years and how it is rooted in both culture and tradition but also in Italian paintings and sculptures.

The numerous themes from 'Arte e Vino' , at the Verona Gran Guardia Palace include: from the God Bacchus, symbol of madness and drunkenness in Roman mythology, to the hard work to make the land fertile and the various representations in the Old and New Testament ... All is viewed and represented in the works of the greatest masters from the Middle Ages to the 20th century: wine is in fact always present in the masterpieces of important artists and it is the centrepiece of this innovative and impressive exhibition at the Verona Gran Guardia Palace.

Theunique Arte e Vino exhibition in Verona, divided into five thematic areas, will allow you to admire the works of art by great masters such as Tintoretto, Rubens, Caravaggio, Picasso, Magritte, Manet, Degas, Tiepolo, Luca Giordano, Titian and Poussin. The masterpieces on display in 'Arte e Vino' exhibition were kindly loaned by the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and other 60 museums and international collections that have wanted to contribute to the realization of one of the most important art exhibitions in Verona in recent years in order to show how wine and art are symbols of the culture and identity of the places depicted in the paintings.

In parallel with the opening of the opera season at the Arena and the start of Expo 2015, Verona opens the exhibition 'Arte e Vino': do not miss this great Verona Expo event!

By filling out the form online, you can ask for an interesting guided tour of the art exhibition in Verona 'Arte e Vino'. One of our expert guides will accompany you to discover the wine exhibition in Verona, but also Verona and its many wonders with an exclusive private itinerary!


Location: Verona - Gran Guardia Palace

Period: 11/04 - 16/08/2015

Hours: daily from 9:30 am to 8:30pm, Friday until 10.30pm

Price: Adults €12

Reduced €9 (over 65 years of age, affiliated groups between 15 and 20 people)

Reduced family €16.50 (1 adult + 1 child under 18 years old)

Reduced family €20 (1 adult + 2 children under 18)

Reduced school groups €4.50

By Insidecom Editorial Staff