Day 1 - 5 Dec 2021
Content: Welcome to Verona! City of the Romeo and Giuletta. We got to Verona by train from Milan. Ticket from Milan to Verona was 12.90€ for a person. Our recommendation is to get there in the morning to have a full day to explore.
Content: Our check in time was in the afternoon SO we started to explore right when we got out of train station. Our first stop was the old Castelvecchio. it dates back to Middle Ages. it was a fortress to protect city. it still has its tower.
Content: Right in front of the fortress there stands its famous bridge on of top the Adige river. You could see some Christmas market on the bridge. this bridge provides a fantastic sight. The flow of water and flying of albatrosses was great. /
Content: Beside the Castel was the Arco dei Gavi. This city gate was constructed in the first century by a Roman family. But its location kept getting changed in time .
Content: It was time to check in for our room. The host, Cristiano was great And super helpful. The room was nice and close to Arena.
Content: After some rest in our room, we went oult and walked around alleys and danced together.
Content: Close to the bridge on the other side of Adige river, there was a skating ring. it was great to see people happy and playing. .
Content: This arena is the oldest Roman amphitheater in history, even older than the famous colosseum in Rome. Ticket was just one euro for a person. it still holds venues and concerts.
Content: Via Mazzini is the best place if you want to go shopping. It includes all the famous brands.
Content: Last stop for our first day was Christmas market. it was our most important goal of our trip. it was so shiny and beautiful. Verona has one of the most amazing Christmas market in Italy. The decorations, food and drinks were perfect. I suggest everyone to visit Verona in Christmas at least once. We finished our first day in the market.
Day 2 - 6 Dec 2021
Content: We had a nice breakfast and we checked out from our room and started to see other places in the town.
Content: First stop had to be the house of Juliet . We saw the statue of Juliet. It’s said that touching right breast of Juliet would bring you luck. Also We saw the balcony where Juliet expressed her love to Romeo. There was a special place where lovers could hang locks on the wall so we also did that.
Content: We also had time to see the monument of Romeo and Juliet . It was in a park near house of Juliet. It was also beautiful.
Content: Next we headed to the piazza dei Signori to try the fried cream ( crema Fritta ). For me it was too sweet but it's nice to try it when you are in Verona.
Content: Just near the piazza dei Signori it is the scaliger tombs. The Scaliger Tombs (Italian: Arche scaligere) is a group of five Gothic funerary monuments in Verona, Italy, celebrating the Scaliger family, who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.
Content: We continued our trip to cross Ponte Pietra. The Ponte Pietra (Italian for "Stone Bridge"), is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC. You could see also from here the river and I the birds flying over the water.
Content: After crossing the bridge, We reached the Funicolare di Castel. That was our way to reach the Castel on top of city. The Castel was construed in 19th century. The top view from the city was fascinating. You could see the whole town and its narrow alleys across the town.
Content: For lunch we went to the Focacceria and had some pizza slices to charge up.
Content: Last stop was Basilica di San Zeno maggiore. The Basilica di San Zeno (also known as San Zeno Maggiore or San Zenone) is a minor basilica of Verona, Northern Italy constructed between 967 and 1398 AD. But the fame rises from the fact that Romeo and Juliet got married secretly in its crypt.
Content: This frame is best way to end our itinerary. In the evening we got to train station to head back to our home in Milan. I really hope you enjoyed our trip!