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My Faire Verona

09 September 2010
Today I took a short 49 minute train ride to Verona located in the Veneto Region of Northern Italy. Verona is the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Giulietta!

I must tell you that this little towne is amazing. I can understand why Shakespeare called it his "faire verona". To give you an idea of the feel of the place, it is like Venice without the water or New Orleans without the jazz. The architecture is similar to that of New Orleans French Quarter. I was in love from the time I got of the train and saw the low ranges of the Alps facing me. I could live here and never get bored. The only thing I did not like was the food. It was quite bland. I like spice but I am sure I could find ways to remedy the issue.

Verona has historical significance from Roman and Medieval Times. It has a Medieval Castle near the city center and a Roman Amphitheater right in the middle of the city center.

Giulietta's home is about a five minute walk from the Arena and there is a little market where I bought two beautiful Venetian masks and a murano glass necklace.

I could so see women during the medieval times, women of the night wearing corsets, baring all, calling out to the men in the streets, inviting them to the dark corners of the cities. It still has that feel to it. I can hear the carriages rolling down the cobblestone roads and operas being sung on the streets and at the Arena.

I must say, there is so much to see. The city itself is so beautiful you do not even want to take your eyes off of it for one second because you think you'd miss something.

Here are some pics of my day trip.

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For more photos from my trip go Here