“There is no world without Verona walls But purgatory, torture, hell itself Hence banished is banish’d from the world And world’s exile is death” Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet
The good thing about travelling to this region of Italy and not staying within the confines of the Venetian Lagoon is that there was the opportunity to go beyond the watery city and see so much more and today our plan was to travel west and visit the ancient and famous city of Verona.
I was there only a month ago! Climbed to the top of the amphitheatre (legs suffered for it the next couple of days). When we were there they were setting it up for a rock concert – Adriano. Fascinating to see the ancient structure still very much a part of the town’s life.
We were probably there at about the same time then but they were dismantling the stage and seating when we visited.
We have only seen the Coliseum in Rome and the one in Arles. We did see quite a few ruins in Turkey. I can imagine they must age been quite grand too in their days.
You have given us reasons to visit Verona.
I am certain that you would enjoy it!
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