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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Sirmione Peninsula, Lake Garda
Tour of Castlevecchio, City of Verona, Italy

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