Verona, oh Verona… – ChowBellaTravels

October 9, 2018

We lay our scene in Fair Verona, where a pair of star-crossed lovers takes their lives… Verona is known most as the home of Shakespeare’s classic love tragedy, Romeo & Juliet. The most popular things to do in Verona include, visiting Juliet’s Balcony, Seeing a production at the Arena Di Verona, and visiting Castelvecchio (we did all of these things in just 1 day!)

Leaving Lake Como was most definitely bittersweet as we had fallen in love with that magical place, yet we knew we wanted to explore more of Italy! Verona was an easy choice for us as we had visited Verona 8 years ago, and we remembered loving it (yet forget the details so perfect timing to visit again!)

Arriving in Verona was truly magical as we passed by the historic Piazzas and Buildings! I did not know this until visiting Verona, but The City Of Verona is now a UNESCO world heritage site! As the historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. 

What to see?

  1. Juliet’s house.
    Verona is most known for Juliet House nestled in the center of the city! Shakespeare’s classic brings hundreds of people from all around the world to this place every day! It is good luck to take a picture with the statue of Juliet in her garden below her balcony!

  2. Castelvecchio.
    Castelvecchio is a museum today inside of the old Castle building! The castle was built in the 14th century for the Della Scala family. 
    The Castelvecchio bridge which is now a landmark of Verona, Stretches across the water in its beautiful design of red brick!

  3. Arena Di Verona 
    This ancient amphitheater was built in the 1st century and has hosted many memorable performances including my 1st concert ever at age 7 (Micheal Buble).   Isn’t it amazing that in the old days they used to seat 30,000 people and today it is only regulated to seat 15,000 people!!! 

Exploring Verona in just 1 day was really fun and easy! You can honestly see everything you want by foot with a map! And after we hit all the sites, we just got lost in the gorgeous streets and came across some beautiful buildings, like this one!!! 

Where to eat?

  • Ristorante Greppia. 

We still think of this restaurant to this day. (It was that good!)  They had the cutest outdoor seating in the piazza, and some of the most delicious food we had in all of Italy!  BTW, eating a plant-based vegan & gluten-free diet is actually really simple! They have vegetable soup on the menu practically everywhere!  

Verona is definitely one of the most underrated Italian cities! You always here of Rome, Venice, The Amalfi Coast, and Florence… Yet you don’t often here of Verona, which you should because it is quite a magical city! I hope this has inspired you to visit Verona! 

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Until the next adventure,

Bella Popa

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  • Andre October 9, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Very beautiful!!!

    • admin October 9, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you ☺️