Arrivederci Italia! Today is our final full day on our Italy and Croatia journey. We spent the better part of the day exploring the many attractions in Verona. What a great city! There are so many sights, from so many eras. Just outside our hotel window is the third largest Roman amphitheater in the world. It is very well preserved and is still used as a venue for concerts.
Nearby are vestiges of the walls, built in the 13th Century by the Scaligeri Family.
The most important church in Verona is the Church of San Zeno Maggiore, somewhat out of the way, in the northwestern part of the city center.
Another legacy of the Scaligeri Family’s rule of Verona can be found in the Castelvecchio, a large castle, now museum along the river Adige.
Beautiful piazzas (squares) are a fixture in Italy and Verona is no exception. Look at the classic ensemble which lines Piazza Bra, one of the city’s most elegant squares.
Perhaps the most famous attraction in Verona is the House of Juliet, of Shakespeare fame. Thousands flock to the small courtyard to see the balcony where the heroine is immortalized.
Verona’s Duomo is a huge and classic Italian cathedral, striped like many others of the same ilk.
Dante Alighieri is celebrated with a large statue in the Piazza dei Signori, where there are several palaces as well.