My first visit to the home of the famous lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Verona was the setting for Shakespare’s tragic love story. The city is diverse with Roman ruins, Renaissance palaces, ancient churches and beautiful piazzas to sit by and people-watch. It’s such a beautiful city with centuries of history witnessed by its architecture and artistic masterpieces left behind. I have been to Verona at at least 3 times now.
|Piazza Bra In Verona|
|Piazza Erbe and Torre dei Lamberti|
|Views from Torre dei Lamberti|
|Stike a pose!|
|Casa Gulietta – You can also find Juliet’s balcony and statue – people rub her left breast for goodluck(weird!)|
You cannot visit any Italian city without making a trip to at least one of the many churches in Italy. We accidentally stumbled on to St Anastasia, one of the largest churches in Verona. A red brick building with an understated entrance, a majestic apse and high bell tower.
The inside is divided into 3 aisles with beautiful and intricately detailed paintings. The holywater on the font are quiet interesting in that they are supported by two hunchbacks. The whole church represents some of Verona’s famous painters.
|Inside St Anastasia|
Visiting any part of Italy sampling the food also comes without question. My sister and I sampled away from piazza to piazza.
You would certainly need a few days to appreciate the Verona’s picturesque and medieval center with its beautiful squares, towers, basilicas, museums and ruins. Hence why I have passed through it a few times.
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