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... stop was the amphitheater a truly spectacular sight where they still perform opera and ballet. They really built things to last here!!! Final stop in Verona was the Giardino Giusti gardens which were created at the end of the 15th century and from the top offer a beautiful panorama of Verona. All in all I think Verona has been the place I have enjoyed the most in Italy. Off to Switzerland ...
This is the last leg of our Italian adventure. Left Venice this morning by water taxi from our hotel to the train station. After a short train journey arrived in Verona. Our hotel is a beautifully converted palazzo very grand!!! Of course we had to explore the shops first although shock and horror there is no Prada!! Very strange when there has been several in every other city we have stayed. So we crossed the oldest roman bridge in Verona Ponte pietra ...
... The Arena is a Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century completed in 30 AD. It's the third largest in Italy, the size and complexity of the structure made it an important predecessor in planning the Colosseum in Rome which began construction in 80 AD. The arena hosted popular entertainment of the time including gladiator combats and staged hunts on exotic animals, seating over 39000 spectators. Although ...
... car. Mum said we had to be really quiet when we got in the car because Dad hadn't driven on the right side of the road before, plus he had hired a manual which he hadn't driven for a while so it could be interesting. I think Mum was making Dad more nervous than he actually was.
So we picked up the car (a Fiat 500 which Maddy immediately christened the F-lat-ee) and set off...slowly. There were people beeping as we tried to get out of the ...
... to the historic arena, locked up the gear and
started to stroll. We had a coffee in a pavement café in front of
the arena, and wandered down the shopping streets until we came
across the market square. More coffee, or maybe beer followed.
Every street we turned down led to a hidden square, fabulous old
architecture or something else of interest. This city proved to be
the unexpected gem of the holiday and it was a pity we did not have