Just inside the old town wall is the pedestrian-only zone of old Verona. The city is best remembered as the setting for Romeo and Juliet but it offers much more. This part of town has some of the best gelato and graniti (Italian Slurpee) stands in Italy. With temperatures in the mid 90's we would be needing a lot of these.
Day One (Saturday) June 24th 2006 After arriving in Milan we boarded Salvatore's bus which took us to Treviso by way of Verona.
Because of the restrictive rules about taking buses into Italian cities Salvatore had to drop us off just outside the touristy part of town. We spent about two hours checking out the old buildings and trying to cool off in air conditioned shops. There seemed to be a lot of very well-dressed locals wa ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Verona Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
My wife and I met thirty-five years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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