As we biked along the paths there was vineyards as far as the eyes could see. We stayed in a bed and breakfast named Ca Maddalena. It was a small Villa about 10 miles outside of Verona. It was near the town of VillaFranca. Here we found ourselves in a small paradise.
My oldest daughter exclaimed,
"This is what a vacation should be like."
|The Villa's patio|
We had a suite that had beds
for 10 people.
It was very cozy.
|Omi and Opa catching a sweet break|
|After a few hours of rest we headed into the city of Verona|
|One of the first stops that was a must see was Guilietta's (Juliet's) house|
Verona is known for the story of Romeo and Juliet. There is a legend that if you leave
a note about Love for Juliet she will answer. This has been going on for years. In fact there even is a website where you can write a letter on Juliet's virtual wall if you can't make it out to visit Verona. People come to tell their stories of lost love or put notes up of wishes of love. I also found another site here.
|They say, if you touch Juliet's mammella you will return to Verona.|
My daughters each
left a note for Juliet.
Roman amphitheater "Arena di Verona"
is still in use today. As we walked around it you could see the props that they used for plays, rock concerts and operas.
|Uhh...?.ordered a pizza with potato and spinach and |
got a pizza with fries, corn, and spinach.
|Delicious cheese. Simplicity.|
|Must have Gelato, while in Italy|
Piazza delle Erbe
|This was the entrance to Verona|
Verona so far, is one of my favorite cities in Italy.
It is up there with Venice and Varenna.
There is a whimsical feel about Verona, and we all just felt comfortable there.