It was a tough time leaving the charming city of Florence, but I instantly fell in love with the city of Verona. This is very ironic considering Verona is the city of love. The city was not far to reach, it only took a little over three hours to reach. Upon arrival, we checked into a beautiful four star hotel named the Grand Hotel. Since we had an hour before the walking tour began, Shelby and I went to our room to freshen up for the rest of the day’s activities.
The day truly started with the walking tour of Verona. I did not know much about the city, except from Romeo and Juliet, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it here. The town center was bustling with people, yet it wasn’t too crowded. Shops and restaurants filled the streets while the old colosseum gave the town charm. The walking tour showed us the main parts of Verona, including Romeo and Juliet’s houses and where they are buried. Since Verona is known from this play, most of the shops have souvenirs based on the play. We also got to see the old Roman bridge along with a colosseum. The walking tour ended right before dinner time, so we walked to dinner all together.
The restaurant we ate at was just around the corner from our hotel, and we enjoyed a six course meal. We had fruit, salad, french fries, pasta, veal, and gelato for dinner. It had just started to rain when we were walking to dinner, but luckily the rest of the day was sunny and warm. Tomorrow we will finally be able to see Venice, which I have been looking forward to for a long time coming. Stay tuned for picturesque Venice!