Why not get lost in the romantic city of Verona, Italy? Not many destinations can compete with Shakespeare’s setting of the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet. Though close in distance to busy and happening Venice, Verona is a quiet and relaxing place to travel alone or with others.
The city’s beauty is memorising, filled with history dating back from the 3rd Century Romans, everywhere you look there is a treasure including medieval palaces, ancient ruins and gates, churches, and pebbled roads.
There are endless sites, yet one of the main reasons that travellers visit Verona is to declare their love just as the star-crossed lovers did so many years ago at Juliet’s balcony. Here they can write a secret letter with any romantic questions for advice from Juliet herself, as well as attach a lovelock to the adjacent wall to ensure a lifetime of happiness with their current partner.
Amongst this love filled city there is also a trendy shopping street called Via Mazzini just a few minutes walk from literacy’s most renowned balcony, on this charming cobbled street you can purchase apparel, shoes, accessories from high labels and fast fashion brands. This area is considered the commercial area of Verona, with something for everyone, though narrow there are also wonderful cafes for a well-deserved coffee and lunch after a few hours of shopping.
A great way to get around is the hop on hop off bus; there are two routes to ensure you don’t miss any part of this Italian gem, at a decent price of twenty Euro, and audio from seven languages it is well worth the money and experience.
If you were considering a trip to Italy, then this city would be a superb weekend getaway from the crowded tourist popular cities of Rome and Venice.
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By Amy Miller