La finestra sull'Arena
Travel Blogs from Verona
... she didnt warn us and i didnt have time to make something up on the fly, meaning i couldn't leave class early like everyone else did :(
i am glad i am finally done reading for cj....but the material was pretty interesting.
All i want this year is to pass all of my classes with a b or above...Did i mention that i got a 98 on my leonardo paper?? Yeah i did :P yippee.
Woke up at 530 grabbed breakfast with cappuchino<3 and hopped on a long train. We hopped on the metro and got to the duomo, we bought lift tickets because both of our legs were in a lot of pain. We went through the church, couldn't find the lift of course and most of the church was blocked off at that point, So we circled around and found the baptistery - the ancient ruins of the first church that was originally there - it was ...
... and I got an apple. We finally saw Sara's number 16 on the map which was Arche Scaligere. We ate the delicious fruit in a romantic park nearby to make Chris jealous, I tried to pet a dog but the wiener waddled away:( Walking away we actually passed Romeos house (mind you it's closed...always) Then we took lots of pictures on the water after we crossed the bridges I got really close to the water in one picture and Sara ...
"Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife."
Sound familiar? Those would be the opening lines of good ol' Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. For ...
... sight to see, but climbing that hill wasn't that lovely either.. :-).
Verona is a very old city, even older than rome. And their Arena is still used for concerts and theatre today. We had a guided tour through Verona as well, but in the end it felt like we were running through it. We had to take the train back at 6, because train italia had a strike. That was quite sad, because we didn't really have time to discover the city on our own.
Tuesday my language course ...