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.

Please see our other 7 posts on wonderful Italy:

Venice, Italy - My Favorite City in the World

Lake District Gardens, Italy

Lake Como, Bellagio, & Menaggio - Living Around the Lake

Lake Como Villas & Villages, Italy

Lake Maggiore & Isola Bella, Italy

Pompeii, Naples, Pomero, & Taormina, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Please enjoy 250+ wonderful places around the world, with award-winning photos, from our BLOG ARCHIVE on the right ----> 

To receive free travel tips and cost-saving bargains from a former Economics professor, join our social media: 
 Facebook     Twitter     LinkedIn     Flickr     Google     pinterest

For free travel tips and cost-saving bargains:
- Like us on our Facebook travel page

- Follow us on Twitter:

Treat yourself and see many more photos (some winners of awards) of our worldwide travel adventures - click on our travel photo file:

Contact us to Arrange an inspirational and informative Plan Your Escape® travel presentation for your organization about great travel tips, trip planning tools, unique bargain-finding strategies, and interesting stories.

Travel for half the cost for all levels of travel from budget to luxury and 100's of other unique travel tips! From a former Economic professor, experienced traveler (100 countries), award-winning travel photojournalist/blogger, featured speaker at large travel shows, host of the travel TV show Plan Your Escape® TV aired on the CW network, and travel columnist for the Huffington Post, our popular 5-star customer rated groundbreaking and comprehensive how-to world travel book (available as paperback or Ebook for $7.96) Plan Your Escape®, Secrets of Traveling the World for Less Than the Cost of Living at Home reveals secrets how you can travel and see more for half the cost for all trips from weekend getaways to longer vacations and trips, experience more adventure and romance, safely realize your travel dreams with comprehensive planning tools and checklists, travel the world for less than $100/day for a couple, and much more! – for additional information and sign up for free travel tips and bargains, go to


  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.

  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!


We love to hear from you!