Round The World and other travels

A frequent flyer's collection of trip diaries

May 2012: Verona

Verona is situated in north-east Italy, about 125km west of Venice. It has been awarded UNESCO world heritage site status in recognition of its architecture and, although not on the same scale as its more famous eastern neighbour, it is also a popular tourist destination. It is best known for its Roman amphitheatre, the annual opera festival that takes place there, and as the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. I found the old town area to be on a manageable scale, easily explored on foot and not overrun by visitors. Despite some mixed weather, I had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend there.

Old Town

RIGHT: First view of the old town, arriving on the Corso Porta Nuova
ABOVE AND BELOW: A selection of images
from around the Arena and the Piazza Bra, and the old town in general

BOTTOM ROW: The third photo shows the famous balcony at the Casa di Giulietta

Around the perimeter of the Old Town

Verona by night

Verona's old town area is also a pleasant place to stroll in or dine in once the sun has started to go down.

Base: Best Western Firenze

Linked reports from same trip: Lake Garda (Desenzano and Sirmione)