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Sep 14, 2018 - Verona

Over the bridge in Venice and onto the train and there was Antonio waiting for us with our bus to go on to our last destination, Stresa. But…. First we would make a stop in Verona, as we continued to head north to the lakes region of Italy. Verona is the location of Shakespeare’s story of Romeo and Juliet. And the town of Verona definitely takes advantage of that from a tourist perspective. There is Juliet’s house and the balcony where she stood and a bronze statue of her in the courtyard of her home under the balcony. Of course, you do...

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Jul 22, 2018 - Day 7 Verona

I wasn’t excited about going to Verona but found it quite interesting. Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet was based on two real feuding families in Verona-the Montegues and the Capulatis. We visited Juliet’s balony at the Capulati home. The baloney overlooks a small courtyard. The town is a medival town that dates back to the 14th century. It still has most of the wall that surrounded the town for protection.

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Trip Journal

Our Travels 18

Jan 22, 2018 - Verona with "Davey-o" & "Gilli-ette"

Our seven days in Venice was non stop exploration and a lot of fun but we were ready to escape our 'hotel cage' and head for Verona to find out if Romeo and Big Julie had made up yet. We chose the water bus service to ferry us to the railway station a leisurely 50 minutes away for our fast train connection. The terminal was spacious and the service, brilliant. The ride itself was smooth although the speeds around 135 kph were not overly fast but understandable given we did make a few stops. Suddenly we were in Verona and minutes later in...

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Sep 13, 2017 - Verona

We woke to sunshine today so we decided to explore Verona....a short drive just down the road. The Italian Alps showed themseves. Beautiful and so different to the limestone Balkans. We found a small hotel on the outskirts of Verona, checked in and caught the bus into the city center. First came Castelveccio...owned by the Scagliari family. The Scala Bridge is from Roman times...so 1st century BC. All is red brick. It is now a city museum. Next to it stands the Galli Arch rebuilt in the 1900's. Lunch was across from the Castelveccio. We...

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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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