As many of you know, I love to travel and I'm extremely blessed to be married to an American Airlines pilot. We always try to fly to Europe together at least once a year so I wanted to share some of my memories of a place that is sometimes overlooked when traveling to Italy…Beautiful Verona.
Located in the heart of the Veneto region, Verona is an hour from Venice and only thirty minutes away from beautiful Lake Garda. Verona, to this day, is still best known for being the setting of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". In fact, when I was in Verona, I explained to my dear friend Sabine that there was a movie I loved called "Letter's to Juliet" and that I had to go and visit Juliet's balcony. Having not ever seen the movie, I explained the plot to her as we walked down passed the Piazza de Erbe and when we turned the corner, we watched as people inserted their letters into cracks underneath Juliet's balcony. Needless to say, when Sabine got back to Austria she rented the movie. Verona is also home to a very famous first century Roman amphitheater called the Arena. It's one of the premiere venues for operas in Italy. We had ordered tickets in advance and watched an incredible performance of Aida. The picture above is of Sabine and Max before we entered in the Arena. There are so many beautiful places to visit in Italy but if you are on your way to Venice, you might just want to stop by Verona for a night. There are many fabulous B & B's scattered in the countryside outside the city. If you need a recommendation just let me know. Ciao!
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