Jay and Danielle's Italy Trip travel blog

These seemed like strange statues in the parking lot of Verona. No...

We passed some very exclusive shops on our way to visit a...

Our first view of the castle.

Before we knew it we went in the entrance and were in...

Views of the wall from the inside were interesting.

Then we walked over the bridge and…..

We were between the outer and inner wall.

Walking between the walls we found a well and….

An opening in the wall with beautiful views of the river.

Then we went to Juliet’s home….from Romeo and Juliet. Yes, it was...

This is the balcony where Juliet stood, made famous through Shakespeare’s story...

There were SO many people waiting to have their picture taken with...

So we moved on to the crowded piazza in the middle of...

Lots of shops and restaurants and people.

We walked away from the piazza and found a nice quiet side...

After lunch, we explored some more and found a statue of Dante.

There is also an ancient arena in Verona but…

It's much smaller than the Coliseum in Rome.

Heading out of town, we crossed the river again. Pretty views. Then...

And we passed Alpha Romeo and many other manufacturing plants in the...

Before we knew it, we had our first look of Lake Maggiore...


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.

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