Romeo and Juliet

Trip Start Mar 12, 2010
Trip End Sep 17, 2010

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Flag of Italy  , Veneto,
Monday, May 17, 2010

Enroute to Venice we stopped through Verona at the behest of Daniel who was quiet taken by the romance of Romeo and Juliet which is said to be set in this richly historical township and had been propting since our landing in Rome to visit the site of the famed love triangle. Verona's beauty is evident as you pull off the auto strass and begin to follow  tourist signage which is quiet clear. We wished we could have spent more time there as it’s one of those places that has so many old beautiful buildings. Bejewelling the surrounding hill’s, Castles cling  enticing you to visit. They made us wish for more time to explore.  Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet here and it is said that it is one of Italy’s most beautiful and romantic cities. 

As you walk down the main plaza in the centre of the tourist district off to the side they have set up a love wall where you write your names on paper and stick it on the wall and your wishes come true – ok so where are you Angelina?  (nah, only kidding)  They have a house like Romeo and Juliet which for an entry price you can enter and stand on the balcony. When we were there we followed a group of teenage students around the town who were on excursion and there was an obvious mixture of hormones and love in the air.

The old amphitheatre – 1st Century that seats 20 000 people and is still used for Verona’s summer opera house.  It was getting set up with props and lights as we walked past.  How would it be to watch and hear opera in there!

It has old churches and a waterway which runs through the city with old bridges.  We spent two hours there and they were jam packed.  Could've spent much more - but alas the call of Venice enticed us on.

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