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Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers

You have to see Verona skyline to understand why Shakespeare chose Verona as the setting of his world-renowned tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” The city’s panoramic view will give you an idea why this medieval city took the literary world by storm. Its high walls and fences, moats, bridges, rivers, churches and campaniles make it a perfect setting for a story of star-crossed lovers.

Shakespeare in Verona. It is unknown if Shakespeare had ever visited fair Verona but three of his plays are set in here. Aside from “Romeo and Juliet,” the two others are: The Taming of the Shrew and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Where to see the Skyline of Verona. As long as you stay inside the old city, you can always walk to the top of Piazzale Castel San Pietro. And the best thing? It’s FREE! Yaaayyy! 😀 You have to go across the river to find where it is. The Google Map app is pretty much accurate. 🙂 So, no need to worry about getting lost.

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

A Day in Verona. I dropped by Verona for a night on my way to Milan, from Venice. I could have done it as a day trip if I were good at following my plan. The plan was to arrive in Verona at 8:30 in the morning, then go sightseeing for 6-8 hours and then proceed to Milan in the afternoon. However, I was also exhausted, so I decided to stay there for a night. Luckily, I found an available, last-minute BnB accommodation.

Things to do and see in Verona. Well, if you’re gonna be there for a day or few hours, here’s what you can do. Visit these places: Juliet’s House, pass by Romeo’s House, Tomb of Scala Family, Catedral Duomo, Public Piazza, Roman Arena and Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – View from Piazzale Castel San Pietro

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline - A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Verona Skyline – A Perfect Setting for the Story of Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona – A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona – A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona – A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona - A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

The Panoramic View of Verona – A Perfect City for Star-Crossed Lovers (Italy).

Where to Stay in Verona

I stayed for a night in Verona. And it was just enough to see the places I wanted to visit. I arrived there in the morning, taking a train from Venice. I wasted no time exploring the city for a day, following the routes I saved via Google Map. I stayed at Allogio Afrodite, a BnB style room inside the historical area. Juliet’s House is just 5-7 minutes walk and the arena is less than 15 minutes walk. Everything you wanna see is within walking distance from here. You can book it via Booking.com.

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