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... about an hour.
The historic area of Verona is a short 20min walk from the stazione. We walk around past the 1st century Roman Arena and along a bit then find 'Casa di Giulietta' in a courtyard off Via Capello. It's right in the middle of the township - a 13th century Gothic style house - a bit touristy and slightly cheesy but ultimately fun and memorable. From the street you enter a small courtyard where there is a bronze statue of ...
... so we didn't set our hopes too high. Fortunately, we were pleasantly surprised. It helped that we did some last minute research that saved us lots of time, money, and frustration.
A short video of our trip is here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH1zBWW VZD8&list=UUdOpdcV06POgifi9PC-ct7g& amp;index=1
Here are some key tips if you plan on going to Venice.
1) Stay near the train/bus station. It's ...
... across a busy concourse. Canary Wharf Jubilee Line has an elevator. We then travelled to London Bridge where the only elevator was to the exit (street level). The transfer to the Northern Branch Line we found there were never ending flights of steps that had to be negotiated. Our final destination took us to Euston where at least we only had 3 escalators to negotiate to the mainline concourse and then the safety of the Virgin 1st class lounge.
... but we did find a little elevated train which we reluctantly took for 1.3 Euros. The journey was about a block but made a critical crossing of a canal. What the heck?? The train was the People Mover but in true Italian style, they only identified it at the end (or beginning). Then we discovered we had to board a Vaporetto for 7 Euros to get to San Marco.
It was Friday afternoon and the crowds in San Marco Plaza were ...
... free beer and coffee because the waitress kept ignoring our requests for the bill (!) we jumped back on the boat and got off near Piazza San Marco where we stopped for lunch.
Venice is a great place to people watch, so many nationalities from all over the world mixing and taking pictures for each other. In fact, on several occasions we asked people to take a picture of us with a quaint little bridge behind us or a ...