Verona, Italy

I did not have enough of Verona, but then Verona was chosen for night halt. The plan was to leave for Lucerne the next morning, so I couldn’t ask for more.

Driving from Venice to Verona took us slightly more than four hours. It shouldn’t have taken that long, but getting accustomed to the left hand driving, sign boards, GPS instructions and distracting scenic sights(for which we stopped often), delayed us considerably. It was past two when we finally reached Verona. We saw Castlevecchio and the Arena, we lingered at these places longer than we had actually planned. It was impossible to move out fast, both had magnetic mesmerizing atmosphere.

Castel San Pietro

River Adige through the city. View of multiple roof tops and church steeples.

The final moment of the day was approaching fast. We were then advised by the receptionist of our hotel to head to Castle San Pietro. “It will be closed, but the panoramic view of the town of Verona will compensate for not visiting the individual sites.” And he was so right, the view we got of the town from there was extremely good. The sky was cloudy, it could rain any moment, but it didn’t that day, the weather so pleasant, what more could we ask for!

The many bridges that connect the old and the new Verona.

The city has been awarded world heritage site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture. This is the city of the most famous lovers in history: Romeo and Juliet.

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27 Responses

  1. jinksy says:

    Verona – even the name is magic!

  2. Oh lovely… I've been to venice.. but didnt venture into Verona… It looks magical… awesome post!!

  3. Nessa says:

    I can see why such passion happens in Verona. Beautiful.

  4. Carver says:

    What a wonderful tour of Verona. The city looks like such a great place to explore.

  5. Sylvia K says:

    Yes I, too, can see why such passion happens in Verona! What a fantastic place and, as always, your photos are superb, Indrani! Have a great week! Love your new pic, too!


  6. ewok1993 says:

    that's the road trip dream. great photos. i hope there's more to come.

  7. EG Wow says:

    I very much like the tiled roofs and the pink brick…or is it stone. The photos are wonderful, especially the way you have captured the river.

  8. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful shots. The place definitely has a magnetic charm.

  9. ladyfi says:

    Stunning views – makes me want to uproot and go live there.

  10. What a beautiful old world city! Your photographs are stunning. Your color and light so perfect. So very nice, Indrani.

  11. alicesg says:

    Very beautiful city. The houses and buildings are all very unique and interesting.

  12. Wolynski says:

    Did you visit the famous balcony? Wow, this is some town – would like to see it for myself some day.

  13. Honestly, not heard of this place, but looking at the picture, I have started research. Great Pics..

  14. The river, the bridge, the never ending red topped buildings – Awesome!!!

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  15. Ebie says:

    Italy, a place of romance and charm. Your photos are awesome!

  16. Anu says:

    its so… beautiful! wish i can go there sometime!

  17. Glennis says:

    Fabulous looking place, would love to go there sometime.

  18. nice blog, fabulous picx

  19. Thank you for visiting my travelling blog and letting me know of your amazing blog. Lets keep in touch. NAMASTE!

  20. Reader Wil says:

    What a city!! I had no idea that Verona was so big and how beautiful are all those buildings!

  21. George says:

    I'm glad you went to the castle — the views of the city are beautiful. With so much beauty and history around you I can understand why you sometimes lingered longer than planned.

  22. Babli says:

    Verona..very beautiful place and after seeing such wonderful and gorgeous pictures I feel like visiting the place. The buildings looks amazing.

  23. I hope you are enjoying your trip as much as I am through your photos 😆

  24. Thanks for the virtual tour of Verona! Good shots…

  25. radha says:

    Beautiful. I love the way the city grows on both sides of the river. All over Europe. We just don't have sights like these.

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