Posts tagged “Castelvecchio

A Day in Verona

Posted on February 28, 2012

One hour West of Venice on the Eurostar train, lies the beautiful city of Verona, nestling on the banks of the River Adige and now given the prestige status of being a UNESCO World Heritage Center. A visit here is a chance to step back in time, to capture the grandeur and splendor of a city steeped in history, with its vast Roman amphitheater, L’Arena, its churches and the Duomo Cathedral and its famous castle, Castelvecchio seized by endless invaders before Verona became a key political and economic center following the unification of Italy. Verona will, however, always be remembered for its tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, immortalized by William Shakespeare. Ancient Theater The city itself is compact enough to see everything in a day on foot, and there is a Hop on…

Verona-Sightseeing by Bus

Posted on February 1, 2012

If you want to view the sights in this beautiful Italian city, then there’s no better way than to board the Verona Hop on-Hop off bus and relax in the comfort of the open top deck. Listen to the multi-lingual commentary, enjoy the stunning scenery and jump on and off at an array of stops of historical interest and with breathtaking views. The ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can follow Line A and Line B around this wonderful city famed for its opera house (L’Arena) held in the Roman amphitheatre, the birthplace of gnocci, and, of course, Romeo and Juliet. Both Lines start from the Piazza Bra next to the Arena and in front of the Pallazo Barbieri. Line A follows the route south by…