Travels in Italy: Veneto – Verona (May 26, 2015)

Verona, Italy (2015)

Verona, Italy (2015)

Map of Veneto region of Italy. Courtesy of Google Images

Map of Veneto region of Italy. Courtesy of Google Images

Attractions:

  • Piazza Erbe
  • Casa di Giuletta

Verona, historically, is a city built on the site of an ancient Roman forum. The Piazza Erbe at the center is named for the city’s herb market. Today, lots of vendors sell their wares and fresh produce at the piazza.

Piazza Erbe in Verona, Italy (2015)

Piazza Erbe in Verona, Italy (2015)

A visit to Verona is not complete without a looksee at Casa di Giuletta (Juliet’s House).

Casa di Giuletta in Verona, Italy (2015)

Casa di Giuletta in Verona, Italy (2015)

Giuletta at the Casa di Giuletta in Verona, Italy (2015)

Giuletta at the Casa di Giuletta in Verona, Italy (2015)

Guided by a tunnel doodled with the names of lovers and couples, one enters a courtyard with a bronze statue of Juliet worn to a polish around her arms and breasts from her many visitors (or admirers, I should say) and the balcony supposedly where Romeo visited her on his night excursions. Continue reading