October 5, 2010

Verona, Italy

We went on a little vacation on Lake Garda (Italy). To my surprise, Verona was what most fascinated me. I knew there was the Arena and Julietta's balcony, but everything else was a surprise. A nice one! I know, I should have prepared better for the trip, but this way the experience was enhanced, I just couldn't stop taking pictures and go aaaawwww all the time. The old town is very well preserved and you can find mementos from Roman times to medieval to modern times. No wonder artists find it to be such an inspiration.

Dante Alighieri found Verona to be a peaceful refuge, where he thought of and drafted the last passes of his Divine Comedy.

The love story between Romeo and Juliet, opposed by their respective families, is a timeless piece placed in Verona, an emblem of a love that conquers hate and passes over death. 

"For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo"
(Act 5, scene III, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare)

"Letters to Juliet" is a recent movie set in Verona (and some Tuscany) and we loved how well it was portrait. 

Come on, join me on a walk through this splendid Italian town.




5 comments:

Elda said...

feeling proud to be italian here. but only here :)

morningbrayfarm.com said...

Oh, lucky, lucky, lucky you! I have very fond memories of a summer spent at Lago di Garda - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And yes, Verona is enchanting. What a nice holiday for you, Sandra - good for you!

Keri said...

I see what you mean. This place is heavenly and the photos are wonderful. Loving all the animal photos. Am in the midst of trying to place a pretty Orange Kitty someone dumped off on the roadside to fend for himself. People can be so stupid an cruel. Have a wonderful day and keep your good work going ... Keri

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

It beautiful! Makes me miss Italy oh so much.

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