A city to love (cont.)

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Moon and Castle

Next morning we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast at our b&b´s caffe, and started wandering this beautiful city. As all majors cities of Italy, Verona was made for walking without any particular direction, just  to enjoy the narrow passages, looking up for little details at the balconys and find hidden squares with colourful terraces decorated of flowers and frescoes.

Any place of the old town will be ok to enjoy the city, and wherever you go, you will finally end at Arena square, due to its strategically location. We found here a nice surprise: they were preparing next opera´s atrezzo (Carmen, I suppose) and we got excellent pictures of a "floweresque" ambient (see below).

From this square is a must to go up to Piazza signori through the commercial street, nice but always crowed (and a dangerous trap for fashion lovers due to the concentration of shops).

Verona´s Arena with the atrezzo for Carmen
Before piazza Signori, you will reach piazza Erbe, where there is a permanent street market full of tipical souvenirs, food and "pinnochios".

If you want to go, left from Erbe´s square, on Via Cappello, you´ll find Giulietta´s home, a place always full of tourists. The inner square is free-accessed, with the statue of the lady (and a queue for having a picture touching her worn out left breast). To go inside the house, with a museum of the lovers, you will have to pay, and we didn´t so we cannot tell you anything more. Maybe there´s more interesting places to see in this lovely city...

Curious note: among 870 songs in my winamp player, the random engine has chosen Dire Straits´ Romeo and  Juliet in this precisely moment. I know its an "off topic" comment, but I love this coincidences things...

If you fancy a cheap meal, instead of buying some sandwich in piazza Erbe, look near Giulietta´s house for a narrow street which leads you to a hidden square with a small restaurant with a menu of 6 euros for one pasta course, bread, drink and coffe included. All served in a quiet and sunny terrace. I´m sorry I can´t remember the name of the street, but we had a very good surprise with this little place!

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Moon and Castle
Moon and Castle
Verona´s Arena with the atrezzo f…
Verona´s Arena with the atrezzo …
Piazza dei signori with Dante stat…
Piazza dei signori with Dante sta…
In front of Arena
In front of Arena
photo by: wilber85