Macrowine 2020
Dear Colleagues,
the ongoing issues associated with the Covid-19 emergency in Italy and other countries worldwide have forced us to reconsider the plans related to the Macrowine 2020 conference to be held in Verona in June.
The possibility to move the conference later in the year was considered but discarded due to the high unpredictability of the situation over such short period of time.
In an effort to explore alternative solutions, we thought of rescheduling the conference to the same period of 2021. However, as most of you know, 2021 was going to be the year of Invino Analytica Scientia (IVAS), the other biannual reference conference for the wine science community, which was going to take place in Neustadt.  After discussing with the IVAS 2021 organizing committee as well as with the IVAS permanent scientific committee, we are pleased to inform that the next Macrowine edition will be held in Verona in June 21-23 2021, whereas IVAS will take place in Neustadt in 2022.
We are very grateful to the colleagues in the IVAS committees and particularly to the IVAS 2021 organizing committee, who were all very  positive at the idea of finding a shared solution. It is a strong effort on behalf of all the stakeholders to keep together the wine science community and respond properly to the worldwide crisis due to COVID-19. We hope that the interventions that are progressively being implemented everywhere, along with the work of medical teams and researchers around the world, will push us soon out of this very critical situation.
Look forward to seeing all of you in Verona in 2021

  Maurizio Ugliano Luca Rolle Fulvio Mattivi

Macrowine 2020



June 25th, 2020 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

10.00 am Meeting point with the guide in front of Gran Guardia Palace, near Arena di Verona
Verona, “the little Rome in the north of Italy” because of its roman treasures and the Arena. A city of ancient and historical roman origins, a city where history permeates every corner and every street. Verona’s historical highlights help us to understand the strategic importance of this city, in the past as well as nowadays, the changes it underwent throughout the last twenty centuries that have transformed it into one of the most beautiful and admired tourist centers in the north of Italy.
Verona, “the city of love” because of Shakespeare’s famous Romeo and Juliet’s love tragedy.

We will begin our tour with the magnificent of the Arena, the jewel of which Verona is proud of. This roman Amphitheatre which is older than the Colosseum in Rome but kept in very good condition. The Arena is the seat for the opera festival, concerts and musicals during the summer.

The tour continues with the magnificent panorama of the medieval castle, “Castelvecchio”, private residence of Verona’s lords in the 14th century. The family Della Scala, who wielded power in Verona between the 13th and 14th century. The castle with its bridge and moats surrounding it, represents the last stronghold where the family protected from the people from Verona. Today the castle is a museum. Near the castle we will appreciate an ancient roman Arch, the Arco dei Gavi and then we will continue to the main square, the “summary of Verona’s history”. On this famous square every monument represents a glorious period in history from roman times with the Arena, the impressive city walls of the Middle Ages, the venetian and Austrian periods.

From here we will reach the heart of the old town passing by one of the old roman city gates; Porta Borsari and then reaching Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient roman Forum where the main roman streets meet. From here, in just a few minutes we reach the Square of the Lords with the old palaces inhabited by the family Della Scala, the old medieval City Hall Palazzo della Ragione, the statue of Dante Alighieri and the Loggia del Consiglio. Crossing the square, we reach the cemetery of the lords Della Scala, the Arche Scaligere, considered among the most famous masterpieces of gothic art in Verona.

The houses of the most famous lovers of Verona of all times brings our morning tour to a close. First the house of Romeo, a private building not accessible to tourist and then, the courtyard with the most famous balcony in Verona.
It is said that whoever caresses the statue of Juliet will always have luck in love ...

During the walking tour we’ll find the time for a coffee break or a “spritz”, a very appreciate aperitif!

1.00 pm Lunch in a typical “osteria” in the heart of the city
3.00 pm In the afternoon, we will visit Palazzo Giusti del Giardino

This late Renaissance Garden located on the slope of a hill overlooking Verona is considered a jewel of the Italian Garden Style in Italy.
This oasis of peace makes you forget the hustle and bustle in the heart of Verona while strolling along the cypress alley or enjoying the panorama of the city from its belvedere.
It still belongs to the same family who created it in the XVI century and reminds us of the relevance and high inspiration Agostino Giusti, its creator, was for the veronese society of that time.

„Literary Garden “, is perhaps the perfect description of this architectural structure where literature, mythology, history and nature blend to give shape to this unique jewel.
As a part of the Grand Tour, since the XVIII the garden has been an important stop for intellectual travelers and personalities such as Mozart, Goethe, Charles de Brosses, Johann Christoph Vollkammer and others.

5.00 pm End of the tour near the Arena

Participation fee: € 80,00 per person. The walking tour will take place with a minimum of 20 participants.

The fee includes English speaking guide, whisper (audio-guides), aperitif or coffee in the morning, lunch in a typical “osteria”, entrance fees where required.

Booking: the tour will take place with a minimum of 20 participants; those interested must confirm the participation and pay the tour fee through the registration link. If the tour will not take place, the interested persons will be informed, and refund will be made.

If you need a separate invoice for REGISTRATION FEES, SOCIAL EVENTS FEES and VERONA GUIDED TOUR FEE, please send an email to:

Organization: Cogest M. & C. - Business Travel