Our little Italian Adventure began in Verona. City of Romeo and Juliet but more importantly for me the most amazing open air opera festival. We spent two nights and had one day to explore. Verona is a beautiful old city and its lovely to just wander around taking in the architecture and surroundings. A day or two is probably enough to see everything.
Our Hotel was less than five minutes from Juliet’s house so our day started there. We’re not ones for early rises on holiday so by he time we arrived around 12 is was mobbed with tourists. As much as I wanted a photo on that balcony I couldn’t bear the queue. I also had no sharpie for a message on the wall. You can see though this is less romantic and has rather descended into little more than the teenage declarations of love on school desks and bathroom walls.
After our not so romantic morning we wandered along to the Verona Arena, smaller but still wonderfully intact unlike the Colosseum. From there we strolled across the Ponte Scaligero a bridge strangely attached to the castle, struck us that this was just making it easy for your enemies. This is touted as a main tourist attraction and it does offer nice views, we didn’t bother with he castle though. We checked out the stunning Arco de Gavi which is just round the corner instead, built in the first century AD it’s as impressive as it is pretty.
Our day finished up in the Piazza della Erbe. Previously the Roman Forum, now filled with a little market surrounded by bars and restaurants. The perfect place to pick up some holiday nick nacks or some fresh fruit. We had more than a couple cocktails as we watched the world go by, it was pretty perfect.
Shorts – Missguided
Vest – New Look
Sunglasses – Chanel
Bag – Next
Sandals – Primark
Necklace – Accessorize
Love Story – Taylor Swift