Verona ItalySeptember 2, 2017 in Italy
One of the first sights we saw was Verona's enormous 1st Century Roman amphitheatre, the Arena which in ancient times held 30,000 people but today is limited to 15,000 for security reasons. We were not lucky enough to get a concert ticket while here but could stand outside and listen and appeciate how special a live performance here would be.
Of course Verona is also famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House" and we are still looking for her statue so we can rub her breast for good luck. Unfortunately, we had no luck today - a huge storm hit Verona and washed our sightseeing plans down the drain. We still had a lovely time in this beautiful place.Read more