Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Verona Day Two

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” 

On our second day in Verona, we had a theme. 

Take a guess at what that might have been?

Yes, Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare. The Famous Love Story. 

(Side Note, I actually enjoy Hamlet and Macbeth a lot more than Romeo and Juliet.)

We started our morning with a quick breakfast at our B & B before we headed next door to Juliet's house.  Before we took in the museum, we took in the letters and locks as well as the Juliet statue. Legend has it, that if you touch her left breast, you will receive luck in your love life. That one is for your, Mr. Wonderful...

wherever you may be.

Statue and Balcony
The museum was only in Italian which clearly posed a problem. There were a few exceptions, but those were things related to the movie.  We did take a few photos on the balcony while I quoted the famous lines in my head. 


On the Balcony 
And, I did write Juliet a quick note on computers set up for the purpose...


Our next stop was to find Juliet's tomb. However, we got lost for a good 20 minutes. Thankfully, Verona is full of surprises! When we finally found the tomb, I was a little disappointed. There is a museum on site, and while it is devoted to period art, there was hardly anything related to the story. 


We switched themes for part of the day when we visited Castlevecchio and took in the famous bridges of the city. 




For the rest of the day, we indulged ourselves with some souvenirs, fresh fruit, and gelato before our last dinner in Verona by the arena. It was a quick trip, but it truly was everything that I imagined the city to be!