Over the bridge in Venice and onto the train and there was Antonio waiting for us with our bus to go on to our last destination, Stresa. But…. First we would make a stop in Verona, as we continued to head north to the lakes region of Italy.
Verona is the location of Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet. And the town of Verona definitely takes advantage of that from a tourist perspective. There is Juliet’s house and the balcony where she stood and a bronze statue of her in the courtyard of her home under the balcony. Of course, you do have to remember that these characters are fictitious.
We did go to see this area of the city, along with hundreds of other tourists. But we also spent some time exploring a local medieval castle with magnificent river views. And then there is always lunch and checking out the local piazza and shops. A very cute little town and a nice stop along the way to our final destination.