Hi all, hope you had a good weekend. Today I've got some photos of Verona, Italy, where we spent an afternoon on our way from Tuscany to Munich.
Verona is such a charismatic town, I would definitely recommend a trip. We visited in winter 2004 and found the place so lovely we wanted to see it again, even with the spring crowds.
The town holds a ton of Roman history (Verona is a World Heritage listed site) including an amphitheatre known as the Arena.
The Town Hall stands nearby:
There are plenty of Piazzas to wander through (and sit down in for a meal):
You can stroll along the Adige River which runs through the centre of the town:
And there were plenty of gorgeous windows to photograph:
Verona is the setting for the play Romeo and Juliet. You can stop outside Juliet's supposed house, where there is of course a balcony. If you can withstand the crowds you can visit the inner courtyard to see the bronze statue of Juliet, with its shiny right breast (A rub of her breast is said to bring luck in love. Not sure what tweaking her nipple brings you.)
It was so crowed that we didn't stop to visit this time (plus I wasn't ready to put up with 6 yr old boobie jokes for the rest of the day) so sadly, no photo.
Roses will have to do instead. I'm sure Juliet would have preferred this anyway.