Verona, Italy

Wayne with Juliet Verona Italy
Wayne with Juliet - Verona, Italy
Beautiful Piazza Della Erbe Verona Italy
Beautiful Piazza Della Erbe - Verona, Italy
Roman Arena Verona Italy
Roman Arena - Verona, Italy
Piazza Della Erbe at Night Verona Italy
Romantic Piazza Della Erbe - Verona, Italy

Romantic Horse and Carriage Verona Italy
Romantic Verona, Italy
Pizza Beer Verona Italy
Pizza - Verona, Italy
Verona, Italy (7/5-6/2009) - Verona is the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and it is most deserving of the word ‘romantic’.

Although there is no proof that Romeo and Juliet ever existed, Verona has a 14th-century palazzo designed as the residence of the Capulets. Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) with the famous balcony that can be visited. 

Love notes in many languages are left in the walls. Local legend has it that if you touch the right breast of Juliet’s bronze statue in the courtyard, you will have luck with love. See photo of Wayne doing more than that.

A highlight of our visit to Verona was wandering and eating in Verona's beautiful Piazza Della Erbe. This palace-flanked central square is breathtaking. Romantically lit at night, the Piazza Della Erbe should not be missed (see photo). 

A whale bone hanging over the passageway at Verona's Arco della Costa maintains a legend that it will fall only when someone who has never told a lie walks beneath. Well, it remained in place when Pat and I walked under it. Not to take too much away from us, this artifact has remained in place for centuries.


Map of Verona Italy
Map of Verona, Italy
The Adige River winds around Verona's old town that is a delight of well kept beautiful baroque architecture. Verona is also famous for its 1st-century Roman Arena (see photo), with is perfect acoustics still used today, 2,000 years later, for wonderful outdoor operas during the summer.

A wine-tasting day trip from Verona to the vineyards of the Veneto is enjoyable - try the Valpolicella wine.

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2 comments:

  1. Italy looks an amazing place. The pictures are so beautiful and specialy the picture of Pizza looks damn yummy. I would love to be there.

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  2. I love Italy, but didn't make it to Verona on my first visit. I shall mark it on my wish list for next time!

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