The third day of our stay in North Italy started with visiting Verona which is considered to be one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Northern Italy.
Like in most Italian cities the historic part of Verona is prohibited to traffic. However you can use a huge underground parking garage which is right at the entrance to the old town. As for us we found the place as well as all the other ones with GPS.
After passing a few hundred metres we saw the ancient Roman amphitheatre (Arena) which is the main tourist attraction in Verona.
It is a huge building one of the main advantages of which is that it has withstood the ravages of time. After a few minutes of walking around the amphitheatre we went inside. The entrance fee was 4 euro per person. We were very impressed by the majestic amphitheatre in which grand performances are still being held.
After the coliseum we made our way towards the next famous destination Via Cappello, 23.
Before you reach Juliet’s House you will pass through Mazzini Street considered to be one of the most beautiful and glamorous streets in Verona. The street starts with a big crowd of tourists seeing live statues and continues with a large number of boutiques, shops and a few stalls where you can buy super tasty Italian ice-cream.
Juliet’s House is a rather plain-looking building in Via Cappello Street, 23. However, you can see hundreds of tourists visiting it every day. Numerous sticky notes containing love messages can be found on the archway and a famous Juliet’s Balcony.
For 5 euro you can visit a museum of Shakespeare and his heroes the main tourist attraction of which is a possibility to stand and take photo on Juliet’s Balcony. In the courtyard there is a bronze statue of Juliet and you can rub its right breast, which will bring good luck in love.
After visiting Juliet’s House we made our way further towards Piazza dell Erbe, the main square of old Verona. There we bought a few souvenirs in one of the numerous stalls and then continued our way past the monument to Dante towards Piazza dei Signori.
We passed through the Arche Scaligere and then made our way towards the Verona River. As for me I found the river very exciting and beautiful. If you want to feast your eyes and souls then the river with its strong flow, red walls along it as well as a nice view on the opposite bank are worth visiting.
We continued our trip around Verona with visiting Verona Cathedral (Duomo di Verona or Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare). After that we attended an ancient castle called Castelvecchio (Castel Vecchio) and Scaliger Bridge (Ponte Scaligero) which to my mind is one of the most beautiful places in Verona.
I found the bridge amazingly beautiful and interesting. When being in that exciting historic landmark I couldn’t help but recall movies about medieval knights. After some more walking around Verona we made our way to the city of Mantova
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