July 18, 2014

Verona, Italy

“What's in a name? that which we call a rose 
By any other name would smell as sweet.” 
 -William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Continuing on through Italy,
we settled into our cozy Fiat and drove down to Verona.
Most famously known as the setting to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet,
this quaint city has plenty to offer.
Besides the mandatory visit to Juliet's balcony,
Verona offers plenty of sights that are noteworthy.
Check out the Arena, a spectacular Roman amphitheater,
crumbling on the outside but still functioning today.
The apartment we rented during our stay, overlooked the Castelvecchio,
a 14th-century, red brick, fortified castle on the banks of the river Aldige.
The main castle buildings house the city art museum which is packed with a rich collection of medieval sculpture and Renaissance paintings - definitely worth a visit.

Let's see, what else?
There's Piazza delle Erbe and Lamberti's Tower,
but really, Verona is a perfect place for relaxation and leisurely strolls.
I recommend a shopping excursion down the golden mile,
followed by a delicious Italian feast with plenty of wine.  


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this! I've GOT to go there!