Verona, city of romance
Italy’s Verona could possibly be the most romantic city I’ve ever been to. People say that Paris is the city of love, but personally I felt that Verona captivated more of that feel for me. The decision to get to Verona was extremely silly. I didn’t have a lonely planet guide book or anything, neither did I know anything about Verona or what it was famous for. The intention was to pick a small city that wasn’t too famous or popular (like Florence or Rome) and mainly relax for a bit… Little did I know that this was the city where Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet was set in… Which could only mean one thing – heaps of Chinese tourists. That being the downside, I still had a really good time just exploring the streets. Every alley I walked down, every bridge I crossed just looked a setting of a romantic play! Verona is truly beautiful and looks like a classic Italian town stuck back in time. If you avoid the touristy areas, or the street with Juliet’s statue, it is actually possible to find some nice quiet spots to relax and spend an afternoon or two.
So THIS is the famous square where Juliet’s statue is. No pictures of her because all people are doing is groping her left boob for good luck in love. Ridiculous. These gum, though, are really interesting. They’ve got love notes stuck on them and the whole wall is practically filled with gum and love notes ! Slightly unhygienic, but makes a kick ass wall art piece.
Absolutely loving all the details and paintings on the walls. So surreal.
Of pillars and columns…
Arena di Verona, theÂ Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra. They’ve converted it to a amphi theatre for opera performances !
Ponte Pietra (Stone Bridge)
Amazing views from Castel San Pietro (Day & Night)