Travelled through the Brennar Pass to get to Verona, a mountain pass through the alps littered with castles.
Three of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona, namely Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew. I was very excited as we shall visit Juliet’s Balcony. We spend about 3 hours in this lovely city.
The ancient Verona Arena, the 3rd largest Roman amphitheatre after the Colosseum and the arena at Capua.
“Gladiators” in Italy will charge a fee if you take their picture. So If you want a photo with them, ask for their charges beforehand to avoid unpleasant confrontations. We got quite a good shot thanks to Hubby’s street photography skills.
Palazzo Barbieri, Verona’s town hall. Contracted in 1800s, it served the Habsburgs as a military barrack.
The balcony at Juliet’s House. O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Bronze statue of Juliet. It is said that if one touches her right boob, the person will have good fortune and luck in love.
Piazza Bra, you’ll find a lot of cafes and restaurants here…
We had lunch at Ristorante Della Ragione.
Hubby’s huge steak…
I had chilli mussels. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.
Don’t be surprised to see “Coperto” on the bill. Its cover charge.
After lunch, we went exploring!
Next travel post will feature Venice, so stay tuned 🙂