Verona, Italy

Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House.” The town feels very romantic and grand, and is very walkable in one day. Even though it was raining, I know this is a truly beautiful town! Top 5 recommendations:

  1. Visit Juliet’s Balcony which includes the love lock wall and golden stature of Juliet. You are apparently meant to take a photo with her, and cup one boob! Secret tip: to get the best shot of the balcony, there is a free upper viewing spot in the embroidery shop on the corner which no one seems to have noticed when I was there!
  2. Stand on a bridge to take in the views24129763_10157233530103849_5324088592873257583_n23905350_10157233530188849_1957372781712107191_n
  3. Try Venchi, you can find this chocolate brand across Italy.
  4. Visit the Verona Arena, which sort of looks like the colosseum in Rome! Although this was for Opera purposes rather than bull fighting.
  5. Have a meal at Osteria al Duca. You have to lunch between 12-2 if not you’ll miss out on food! Italian’s take a break after this time and close up. Also, this restaurant gets very crowded, so plan ahead, it’s a famous local place.20171125_140229