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Sep 19, 2016 - Verona Walk & Fancy dinner

Monday, Sept 19, 2016 Verona Walk & Fancy dinner We had planned Verona as a center for exploration of the cities surrounding it. However, Monday seems to be a “day of rest” in this part of Italy and we had no place to go. So we decided to see what Rick Steves had as a “Verona Walk.” We headed out from our hotel and turned left directly to the Roman Arena. We had gone that way often in our search for restaurants. Today, we found a park bench and sat in the shade. Anne reviewed the walk and pointed out the attractions in the immediate area....

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Sep 17, 2016 - Verona, Italy Food Tou

Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 Verona, Italy Food Tour Ah, Verona - Romeo would not recognize you with a 10-day amplified booming rock concert featuring "Zucchero" in the Roman Arena! Too near our hotel for comfort, but we managed. After a small breakfast in the hotel we headed out on foot to find our food tour in Verona. After getting lost and going too far, a representative from the tour office found us. She was on a bicycle - a conveyance used by many in this city. She and her bike walked with us and we met up with our guide, Graziano and...

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Sep 16, 2016 - Traveling to Verona, Italy

Friday, Sept 16, 2016 Traveling to Verona, Italy Our luggage was ready for us in the terminal building and we rolled it on the short walk to the vaporetto station. Danny and Catherine, two of the people we had met at the Chef’s Table last night were also heading to the train station. We proceeded to track 4 where the sleek train was waiting for us. A “porter” (more like a street person) had conned us into letting carry and let him place our heavy bags on an overhead rack and it later took some help from other passengers to get them down...

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Jun 25, 2016 - Verona

Headed back down the highway to Verona. We found parking really close to the next spot in Downtown Verona. We parked and checked in and then moved the car to overnight parking. So our room was called the Juliette Suites. Our room was over top of a gelato/cafe and over looked the front entrance to Juliette's house. We are right downtown Verona. At the corner is a large square were several restaurants have their tables outside. So we headed out for a walk around town..... straight for the Roman Theatre. There was an opera starting shortly. We...

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Jun 23, 2016 - Torbole sul Garda to Verona

Day 35 Torbole to Verona. Another lovely morning, oh why didn't we have days like this earlier? There was a strong wind blowing however and we wondered if we would be fighting a headwind but fortune was smiling on us. We were going to have a tailwind for more than 40 km as we cycled along the shore of Lago di Garda. After a substantial breakfast we gathered at the original hotel A before setting off for the final 74 km ride to Verona. The first part of the route followed the eastern coastline of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, and...

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Jun 14, 2016 - Verona- Italy

14/6- took a 5 hour train trip from Villars in Switzerland to Verona in Italy. We have 2 nights here, it is a very historical city. Reminds me a lot of Venice. We are only about 50 m from a massive coliseum. Our AirbnB is in a really great location and is also in an historic building. Next we go to Innsbruck in Austria on the 16th, then St Gallen in Switzerland. We are giving the Eurail pass a last hiding before it runs out on the 20th

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Jun 7, 2016 - Verona rest day and meeting

Day 19 Verona meeting day Sleep in and late breakfast, for us, after which I called Maree and caught up on what is happening. Ian, Graeme and I then went for another walk through the town which is really quite a pretty place. Once again I could smell floral scents which Graeme suggested were gardenias. In trees tingly these were quite prominent near the garbage and recycling bins that are found in many places on the streets. We found "Romeo's house" which is in reality a hotel and later walked to "Juliet's house" which is a themed museum...

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Apr 17, 2016 - Train to Verona

4/17 SUNDAY Once again breakfast saves our bacon - literally! Because it is included we load up on fruit, etc. for eating later in the day thus eliminating a midday meal. Our cost for 3 days in Venice $310 U.S. for O.N. plus transport (40-50) and food (30-40). Over all, $400 U.S. for 3 days! Not in our budget, but still not as bad as it could have been. After our 1 1/2 hour train journey, very fast, no photos w/o tracks or train stuff in the way. More grapes/vineyards! Arr in Verona and L.P. says #90 bus to hostel - Villa Fransica...uphill...

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Oct 26, 2015 - Verona and Venice

Left Como this morning enroute to Venice. Stopped in Verona for a while. Walked a long way to see the Capilet house as in Juliet. This is the famous balcony and the Shakespearean quote from the play. Notice the shiny boob on the statue. It is said that if you rub it, you will have good luck in love. It has been rubbed for years and years and that is why it is so shiny. I didn't bother. I'm lucky enough with my love We then left Verona and headed to Venice ...

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Sep 30, 2015 - Verona and Venice

Even though our B&B is tiny it is very beautifully done up & breakfast this morning was great. Our host even baked a cake for us (like a pastry filled with plum conserve). Today we had time to have a look around Verona in the morning before heading off to Venice around 1pm. Verona is a pretty city with the old section centred around a fast flowing river as are so many cities in Europe. We saw Juliet's balcony - you wouldn't believe how much hype there is about Shakespeare's character! We have noticed a lot of difference with the buildings...

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Sep 25, 2015 - Verona, Italy

We started our day with one of the best free breakfast's that I have ever experienced with Marriott. Buffet was full of Italian cheeses and smoke meats and little cream donuts! I think I OD'd on prosciutto!!! They also had omelets, which were a nice change from all the pastry we have been eating! Marriott offered a free shuttle to Murano Island to tour the glass factory, so we set out at 9am on our private boat to the island. We had a private tour guide that took us through the factory and then through the 8 showrooms of the most beautiful...

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May 19, 2015 - Verona Italy

We began the actual bus tour today, meeting our driver and seeing our bus. The bus is sleek, German-made, very comfortable seats but not enough leg room for very tall folks like Richard and Nick. The aisle seats can slide out which helped. The bus driver is David, been driving for 6 years and, as we found out in the days ahead, he is very good. Vanni started each day with our theme song by Andrea Bocelli: Con Te Partiro or Time to Say Goodbye. Allora the tour commenced. Vanni had everyone introduce themselves as we started out and several...

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