After our trip to Venice, Jeff and I headed up to Verona, a beautiful city just hour away. When we were planning our trip I came across the city and knew I had to visit. When we arrived it was already Sunday night, but the city was hopping. We dropped our bags off at the hotel, and then walked around downtown.
I loved Venice, but Verona had that local charm that Venice was missing. As we walked though the streets we were literally gasping at the beauty. The walking streets are all made of marble, the buildings were perfectly maintained, and there’s an impressive Roman amphitheater right in the heart of the city – it looked like it was plucked right from Rome. Oh, and if you can see from the photos, there’s also a castle from the middle ages, Castelvecchio, also in the city center. It was awesome.
The hotel recommend a few places to stop for dinner, and the path there led us right through the shopping street. Obviously I like shopping, but Jeff does too. It’s probably good we arrived late and most of the shops were closed, because we were losing our minds. Every other window had something gorgeous displayed – I’ve never seen anything like it. We finally made it to the Piazza Delle Erbe which was a big square lined with bars and restaurants. We stopped at one for a Prosecco before making our way to dinner. Apparently it’s normal for these places to serve you chips and olives while you sip on your drinks, and we weren’t complaining. We were hungry, but still wanted to take in all the sights before dinner.
The next morning we had plans to walk around and sight see during the day, but it was raining in town and snowing in the Alps on our path home. Since Jeff had practice that night we left around 10 to ensure he’d get back in time if there was a traffic delay. Despite leaving early, we did get a few hours in the morning to walk around and explore. I wore my Paige skinnies, OTK boots, and an oversized sweater which is SO COZY and surprisingly very warm. The rain started getting heavier as we were about to leave – it was probably a good thing because we probably would have never wanted to leave!
I loved Verona and would love to make a trip there again! Lake Garda is pretty close, and it’s located right in the heart of the Veneto wine region. As much as I loved Venice, Verona was more my pace. It was low key, but gorgeous, had a local feel, beautiful sights, and it felt a little more off the beaten path.
Have you ever been to Verona? Let me know in the comments!
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