Italy and Croatia 2014 — Day 16

Leaving Zagreb was bittersweet. It was a truly enjoyable city, but we need to complete our journey and get to the last destination on our Italy and Croatia trip, Verona, Italy. On our last evening here, we had an incredible dinner at Stari Fijaker and I had to take a picture of the interior to be sure to remember that night.

Stari Fijaker

Stari Fijaker

When we arrived in Verona after a 4.5 hour ride, we checked some shops near our lovely hotel and I actually had a chance to take some pictures in the Piazza della Erbe. Most prominent was the Lamberti Tower, which looms very tall over the square and the city as well.

Torre di Lamberti

Torre di Lamberti

This square is gorgeous, as are many squares in Italy, with a large ensemble of photographable sights. The Maffei Palace sits at the north end of the square, just behind a column which is adorned with the winged lion (symbol of Venice), indicating that this city was once part of the Venetian City-State.

Palazzo Maffei

Palazzo Maffei

On the east side of the square, next to the Lamberti Tower is a building which has intricately painted walls, unusual for Italy. Below is the Verona Madonna Fountain.

Painted Walls

Painted Walls & Verona Madonna Fountain

On the western side of Piazza Erbe are residences, many of which have adorable balconies adorned with plants.

Balconied Residences

Balconied Residences

Another tower, Torre del Gardello, looms above the northern end of the piazza.

Torre del Gardello

Torre del Gardello

Believe it or not, this building below┬áis a bank! It must’ve been something quite special in a previous life.

A Bank on Piazza Erbe

A Bank on Piazza Erbe

 

 

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