The Piazza Bra is where the Veronese gather day and night to talk, shop and drink together. They sit ans stroll in the shadow of the glorious 1st century AD Roman Arena, the third largest structure of its kind in existence.
Roman Arena is often used for city fairs and, in summer, up to 25,000 people at a time fill it to attend performances of popular Italian Opera - notably Verdi's Aida.
Many street artists are seen along the streets in Verona
The famous mercato (market) in Verona, selling mainly fresh fruits and sourvenirs
Hanging there for centuries. Was told that if a woman who is completely "pure" walks under the hook, it will fall onto the ground. I tried but nothing unusual occurred. Maybe I am not pure enough. (???)
Verona is, of course, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Through the Capulet and Montague families immortalised by Shakespeare did actually exist, the story of the star-crossed lovers was entirely fictional. However, what is now a rather seedy bar on the Via delle Arche Scaligeri was allegedly the Casa Romeo. Rather better maintained is Juliet's House, a medieval town house complete with balcony and recently opened museum.
Most people are drawn to Verona because of the Juliet's Balcony.
Romeo's beloved Juliet immortalised in bronze.
Tourists flock in to touch Juliet's breast (the statue's, ok?) for good luck.
*Cheeky Ming Na committing a disgraceful act*
A sight to behold
Unlike our Cameron products, these strawberries are sweet, juicy and succulent.
My favourite panini with prosciutto (ham) and Formaggio di Bufala (buffalo cheese).
Fish and pasta set