"Verona - The City of Balconies" Top 5 Page for this destination Verona by sandysmith

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Perched on the serpentine river Adige and backdropped by green hills with laden orchards, Verona is a wonderful blend of ancient history, inspirational music, sacred art and world-renowned gastronomy exemplified by classical wines. Verona is also known as " little Rome" and the "pink city" - due to the local marble 'Rosa Verona', which seems to feature everywhere.

To me however Verona was the city of Balconies - and not just for the touristic balcony in Juliet's House.
There were so many balconies, everywhere you looked.

Update May 2006 - many of the main sigthts are under wrap and scaffolding for restoration work - including the Lamberti Tower and palace area, the Scaglier Tombs and several churches. Additionally large adverts are now on the arena and castello too which I think detracts from their appearnace. I was glad to have visited here before but felt a little disappointed for hubby to see it like this although he insisted he still enjoyed the city.

Had a lovely meeting here with Chiara (Pollon)
who drove so many km to meet me.
I'm very honoured and glad she did so :-))

May 2006 enjoyed a delicious dinner and evening tour in the company of Effeti (Francesco and his wife Laura) Excellent food and company - many many thanks!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:vibrant friendly compact city
  • In a nutshell:more than Romeo and Juliette
  • Last visit to Verona: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Beautiful page. I especially like the look of the Giardano Giusti. Irene

  • dejavu2gb's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2007 at 10:47 AM

    Amazing page you have there Sandra!!! I am visiting Verona in June, so will have to check back for more info as you have lots of it! Thanks!

  • effeti's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2006 at 12:15 AM

    Wow, Sandy! A travelouge all for us! :-)

  • alucas's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2006 at 10:30 AM

    Very comprehensive page, Sandy. How did you manage to accomplish so much in such a short time ? BTW the mime artist was still there last year, as was the pumpkin ravioli !

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2006 at 11:03 PM

    Gr8 pics and tips! Romeo Romeo where art thou? I`m on me PC luv doing me VT updates. Didn`t ya get me text message´this mornin? No dearest I was too busy takin piccies for my updates! TIM

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 9:54 AM

    Oh Sandy, what a marvellous page on Verona !! I thought, it's only worth a visit for the opera, but now I know better :-))) And nice to see that you also have a favour for balconies :-)))

  • barbskie's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2005 at 12:36 PM

    What a gorgeous interior of the arena. Great !

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2005 at 1:52 PM

    An excellent and very thorough page.

  • Tolik's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    Outstanding page!..enjoyed Verona too

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2005 at 4:57 AM

    In search of Romeo and Juliet...nice page. Thanks for the heads up on church tours.


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