Romeo and Juliet, here we come!
Verona is a town east of Milan. Shakespeare staged Romeo and Juliet in Verona.
Outside the station, is a statue of a giant Egyptian pharaoh . That’s a surprise!
The town seemed a modern place: tall buildings, new infrastructure, until we came to the old town. That was a step back in time.
All things aside, our first stop was this awesome pizza place ( reviewed by NY Times). It had three different crusts. 5 stars for all the crusts.
Now, it was time to visit Juliet’s residence.
Oh, boy! What a crowd all because of Shakespeare.
People wrote their names on the walls (guys: Romeo and Juliet didn’t have a happy ending).
Next was my favorite (my favorite changes like weather): Roman coliseum.
What a beauty, true piece of art. This one is the fourth largest. It hosts Opera ( pharaoh’s statue makes sense now). There was suppose to be Opera two days later and the employees were setting up the props with a crane. I would love to watch that Opera now ( my first time to Opera resulted in a sweet nap).
We sat in a shade for a while and absorbed the magnificent coliseum.
My other favorite spot was a bridge-a part of a castle overlooking a ferocious river.
” For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and his Romeo.”