Monday, April 18, 2016

Verona

We had low expectations for Verona, cutting our time there in half as we rearranged our itinerary before/during/after Easter. But there's something about a town that is inscribed with a beautiful river; embraces, accommodates, and outnumbers its tourists; and is the home of a literary heroine ie Juliet. Not to mention its Roman ruins. We very much enjoyed our stay in Verona.

The Roman Amphitheater is the center of the Old Town even though it's at the western edge.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Ancient Roman City Gate nearby.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Piazza Erbe and the daily market.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Juliet's balcony in the back right, and "love notes".
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Old Town Verona is encircled on three sides by the River Adige, the 2nd longest river in Italy.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

One of our guide books said that Verona was a very prosperous city and that 1 in 2 cars was a BMW.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Cathedral.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

St Xeno's lovely facade.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Our apartment's bathroom was bigger than most of the hotel rooms so far on this trip.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

And the common room was humongous. We sure did like our rooms in Verona.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

And with a kitchen, Sun-Ling was able to cook dinner for us which we ate on the terrace.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

The Old Castle is next to a city gate and a bridge that is fun for young and old..
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Evening strollers on streets made smooth by hundreds of years of foot traffic.
Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona, Veneto, Italy













3 comments:

Kathy said...

Looks lovely, despite the crowds. You have me wondering why I'm at home and not on the road.

Liz said...

Ah, dining Al fresco...we are just recovering from the pollen clouds.

john said...

Kathy, At this time of year, most of the crowds are at just 2 or 3 places, and the rest of the city is bustling along, or relaxing, without them.