Discovering Verona through the Eyes of the Locals

Discovering Verona through the Eyes of the Locals, Verona, Italy (B)

Verona is the city of love and romance. Shakespeare set here three of his plays, with the love story of Romeo and Juliet having become its long-lasting symbol. My visit to Verona happened in mid-May this year, on a delightful spring season.

On my first day, it was nice to meet again a tour operator that accompanied us on a tour in Venice last year, Ioana Lucia Eliad, we simply call her Jo. She provided me with precious historical and cultural information, but most importantly, we strolled around the city discovering it through the eyes of the locals.

We both arrived by train in Verona, myself from Trento, Jo – from Venice, and started our visit in Piazza delle Erbe, the very heart of this city where colors, scents and sounds create every moment another invitation letter to discover its beauty. From Madonna Verona to the Domus Mercatorum, the House of Commerce and Arts settled by the Scala Family, this vibrant square is filled in with history. Elegant cafes and restaurants offer the visitor a pleasant rest. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discovering Verona through the Eyes of the Locals
Guide Location: Italy » Verona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Begum Erten-uyumaz
Read it on Author's Website: http://tastentravel.uyumaz.nl/verona/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Madonna Verona
  • Domus Mercatorum
  • Piazza dei Signori
  • Palazzo della Ragione
  • Dante Alighieri’s statue
  • the tombs of the Scala Family
  • Corso Sant’Anastasia
  • Via Mazzini
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Verona’s Cathedral
  • Castelvecchio’s Ponte Scaligero
  • Ponte Pietra
  • Castel San Pietro Funicular
  • The Bistrot Al Cristo