Ah Verona, city of love. Must also be the city of heat. It was so hot for the entire 4 days we spent there – above 35 every day. It really is a beautiful, very very old city though. The centrepiece of the city is the ancient roman arena, more than 2000 years old, which is one the most beautiful and well preserved in the world – and still plays hosts to Operas every night! We went to see Aida one night, which was fantastic, even if it was 4 hours long, it truly was amazing. Thanks a million to David & Kimberley for the tickets!
Verona is also well known as the setting for Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliet, and “Juliet’s Balcony” is one of the major tourist attractions of the city – you can pay some amount of money to go and stand on it and be wooed from below. We didn’t. We did have a lot of gelato though.
Nearby is Lake Garda, which is Italy’s biggest lake and very nice – quite different from Lake Como. More on that next post!