“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
If you’re a Shakespeare’s lover, you definitely have to visit Verona!
It has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You will fall in love with its gardens, its ancient walls, its Arena, and, of course, the famous Juliet balcony!
After a good typical Italian breakfast, usually a cappuccino and cornetto (the Italian croissant), then our suggestion is to take a walk in the two main beautiful squares, Piazza delle Erbe, which is considered the Italian most loved square, and Piazza Bra.
Next to Piazza Bra, you will see the majestic Arena, a Roman ancient amphitheatre that during the summer hosts many concerts and the Opera Festival.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit two of the most amazing Italian cathedrals, the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and the Basilica di Sant’Anastasia.
You should also walk along the famous medieval bridges of Scaligero and Pietra, before ending up on the Torre dei Lamberti where you can have a wonderful view of the city.
If you have enough time, enjoy the sunset in the Piazzale Castel San Pietro.
Get lost through the street of the ancient city centre, and visit the house of Juliet and her grave.
After a long day visiting this wonderful city, find a nice bar in one of the many squares and have a proper Italian aperitivo, mingled with the locals!
To get into the real Italian spirit, have a spritz, the typical venetian cocktail made with Prosecco and Campari bitter or Aperol. A famous bar among the Veronesi (inhabitants of Verona) is Scapin1935, as well as Osteria del Bugiardo and Casa Mazzanti in Piazza delle Erbe.
The Love Well (Pozzo dell’Amore) is a small and romantic corner of Verona, situated close to Piazza delle Erbe.
An old story says that Corrado di San Bonifazio, a young soldier, tired to be rejected by Isabella Donati, jumped into this well for her.
If you’re visiting the city with a lover, go to see this wonderful gem.
As Dickens said: “Pleasant Verona! With its beautiful old palaces, and charming country in the distance, seen from terrace walks, and stately, balustraded galleries. With its Roman gates, still spanning the fair street, and casting, on the sunlight of to-day, the shade of fifteen hundred years ago. With its marble-fitted churches, lofty towers, rich architecture, and quaint old quiet thoroughfares, where shouts of Montagues and Capulets once resounded…” (Pictures from Italy, 1846).
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