The countdown is on! To change the way business is done in Europe forever, set to be the largest European direct selling event of the year, the OG International family of Distributors are headed to Verona, Italy for the 2016 ORGANO™ EU European Convention June 11th – 12th, 2016! Yes, this weekend of training, networking, recognition and celebration will certainly help catapult your business to the next level, but part of living the Number One Lifestyle in the World is taking time to enjoy the journey towards success. And Verona, so rich in culture and history is considered by many to be the Doorway to Italy. With much of its ancient heritage preserved, wandering down the streets of Verona is like taking a step back into time. Here are just a few ways to enjoy the sights and sounds of the music filled streets, the architecture, the food, the frescos and the romance of Verona, Italy while taking in and drinking up the 2016 ORGANO™ EU Convention!
The Ancient Modern Day Coliseum – The Verona Arena (Arena Di Verona):
Over the centuries crowds of spectators have cheered for Roman gladiator battles, enjoyed medieval theatre, modern plays and summer opera festivals. And, the primary location for these legendary spectacles has been the Verona Arena, or in Italian, Arena Di Verona. Still in use today, it is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its time. OG guests can see the grandeur of Roman history; take in a show or both! This is considered the “original” Coliseum as it predates the Roman Coliseum by nearly 50 years! Today, some of the biggest names in music from Pop, rock and opera perform at the Arena Di Verona. If you are able to arrive before, or after, the convention you might enjoy:
Wednesday, June 8th Arena Di Verona – Duran Duran
Monday, June 13th Arena Di Verona – Black Sabbath
The City of Love and Wherefore Art Thou Romeo:
Verona is the city of Love, and William Shakespeare sure loved Verona. Three of his best known plays use Verona as the setting: Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen from Verona and a little known epic love story called – Romeo and Juliet! If you love Shakespeare, you can visit the home of Juliet! The house, which is dated back to around 1200AD is believed to be the actual tower house of the Capulet family. Here you can actually see the courtyard and balcony where Romeo called to his love Juliet. And, speaking of Romeo, take a walk to the historic city center and down a secluded street to see Romeo’s little castle. Romeo wherefore art thou? He’s at home! Or you can take a more extensive tour of the medieval walls which surround the city. Along the wall, you can see the main gate to the ancient city where our star crossed lovers would rendezvous. And, to complete the Shakespeare in love tour – you can bid ado to Juliet inside the monastery of San Francesco in Corso.
Come Day or Night – Enjoy The Piazza Delle Erbe:
By day this bustling town square is a market filled with local fruit and vegetable vendors with huge sun umbrellas. At night, it transforms into an elegant Piazza filled with cafes and patrons dining and enjoying the rich Italian culture. This may be one of the most beautiful town squares in the world. Take in the facades of renaissance times, ancient palaces and the magnificent fountain known as the Madonna Verona. This ancient fountain is symbolic of the city, and was built in 1368 in the middle of the Piazza Erbe, made with marble from the ancient Roman forum and thermal baths – a must see before departing Verona!
Observe OG Diamonds In The Sky – The Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti):
Located just a short walk from the Piazza Delle Erbe, the Lamberti Tower is one of the best places to get an overview of Verona. You can climb 368 stair steps to the top of the tower to get a great panoramic view of the city and mountains beyond. If you don’t feel like climbing the tower, you can pay an extra euro and take the elevator most of the way up to the top and call it money well spent! .
Romanesque & Gothic Architecture – The Must See Basilica’s of Verona, Italy:
One of the finest examples in early Romanesque architecture is The Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Parts of this beautiful church date back to 4th century and served as inspiration to many other churches in Verona and Northern Italy. The Duomo of Verona is Verona’s main cathedral and is – simply put – spectacular! The front is decorated with Romanesque biblical scenes carved in marble – a must see both on the outside and inside. Now the Basilica di Sant’ Anastasia is Verona’s largest church and showcases for local artisans. It is considered one of the best examples of Gothic architecture with elegantly vaulted ceilings and a multitude of frescos.
Sit Down and See It All – Hop On & Off The Verona Bus Tour:
Explore Verona on board an open top sightseeing bus, with recorded audio commentary in multiple languages. Hop on and Hop off whenever you like, while the bus makes a circuit of the city’s top attractions and landmarks. Tickets can be purchased for a 24 hour period which lets you explore at your leisure!
Now if you are not the planning type, you can always take a nomadic walk across one of the many ancient bridges, or rent a bike and cycle along Verona’s medieval city walls and gates. Or, you can simply just take it in and drink it up with some of your fellow OG Global Family Members. Hosted by none other than Mr. Shane Morand (OG Co-Founder and Global Master Distributor) and Mr. Holton Buggs (OG Chief Visionary Officer), the time is NOW to make sure you don’t miss this epic ORGANO™ EU European Convention in Verona, Italy on June 11th-12th, 2016. #TasteTheGold