Arco dei Gavi│Ancient Arch, Verona. After some time strolling around the Castelvecchio, we wandered a little further down the river and found the Arco dei Gavi. There were barely any people around, so we took some time to rest here. Eli ran around on the grassy areas surrounding the edges of this arch. There were a couple of benches, and people were peacefully napping in the sun. The arch is located right on the Adige River, and from here one can see the Castelvecchio and the Ponte Scaligero Bridge, which are located next to the arch.
The Arco dei Gavi is an ancient structure in Verona, northern Italy. In the Middle Ages, during the communal age of Verona, the city’s council used it as an entrance gate when it was decided to surround Verona with a line of walls. During the Napoleonic rule in Italy, the French engineers demolished it. Its ruins were moved to a square and then to the Arena. Using some of the original stones, a proposed reconstruction of the arch was completed in 1932; this reconstruction was based on a wooden models made prior to demolition, and proposed reconstructions drawn up as early as the 16th century. The arch was rebuilt next to Castelvecchio, not far from its original location.
From the arch, the view of the river to the left, above, and the view to the right, below.
Many of the buildings in Verona were similar to shades of those that you see above. We wandered from the arch and down the narrow road, pictured above. I am pretty sure that we were feeling hot – and ready for another round of gelatos!
We came across a store selling all kind of Italian bread and baked goodies…
We stopped. We stared. We drooled.
Eventually we decide… NOPE, definitely time for another gelato!