Wandering │Verona, Italy
Verona is a city on the Adige river in Veneto, northern Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy. This is due to its artistic heritage, annual fairs, and operas in the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. Three of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: “Romeo and Juliet”, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and “The Taming of the Shrew”. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all. His plays have however lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities many times over. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. It is therefore not surprising that we wanted to make a stop in Verona on our Road Trip through Europe. Driving directly from Liechtenstein to Verona, we arrived in the evening and were warmly welcomed by sweet AirBnb hosts.
We have already blogging our way through Verona, and onto Florence, but we had a few pictures that we didn’t want to leave out. These are pictures of the streets of Verona. This little blog is our little place to go look back on memories… and we sure don’t want to forget the peaceful time that we spent wandering around Verona. In fact, I think I’ll have to start a “Wandering” series. So you can expect a few more of these “Wandering” posts. The Italian side streets are just memorizing!
“Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in Verona for good reason: romance, drama and fatal family feuding have been the city’s hallmark for centuries.”
~ Lonely Planet
If you look carefully, you will see a gelato cafe at the bottom of the above image. There are literally gelato cafes on every block in busy Italian cities!
And below… our very FIRST gelato in Italy! Yup, right there in Verona, we broke our gelato virginity! There was no looking back after that. There were days when we stopped for gelato THREE times! We started joking that our daily budget needed to be adjusted to include a portion exclusively for gelato!
We loved the contrast between newer buildings, like those pictured in the side street above, and ancient walls still intact from Roman Times, below.
Verona is a beautiful city, and definitely worth a stop if you take a trip to northern Italy!
Check out our other Verona posts here:
Verona Arena / Juliet’s house│Casa di Giulietta / Castelvecchio / Arco Dei Gavi – Ancient Arch
Piazza delle Erbe / Verona in Love – Airbnb / First Pizza in Italy