While visiting Lake Garda on one of our trips to Italy, we embarked on a day’s tour to the city of Verona; not because we had heard anything special about the city itself, but because of the link with William Shakespeare’s plays. The stories of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ are set there and that in itself draws many tourists from around the world! Of course, we had to visit the famous balcony where Romeo is supposed to have wooed Juliet, and take a photograph, but we were not enticed into paying to have our photographs taken on the balcony itself! We left that to younger romantics!
The walled city itself is very pretty, is steeped in history like virtually all of Italy, and well worth a visit! Unfortunately, I didn’t get to take many photographs because we were taken round at a very quick pace, but I hope you will enjoy the selection published here, including the famous balcony itself!
We were amazed by the number of tourists visiting what is essentially a totally fictitious tourist attraction! What stunned us even more were the number of English speaking people there who gave me the impression that they were visiting an actual, genuine, historical site! Some human beings never fail to amaze and amuse!
It was a very enjoyable day trip and well worth the visit! Just remember, if you do happen to find yourselves there, the story of Romeo and Juliet is pure fiction; but fun to visit all the same!