If you love Shakespeare as much as we do, you’ll not want to miss out on this gorgeous Italian holiday. Exciting and heartbreaking, you’ll experience this Verona, Italy, holiday in all its fourteenth-century splendor. Follow the paths traversed by English literature’s most tragic couple, Romeo and Juliet, in this romantic weekend itinerary getaway. Let’s explore how much we can see of Verona in 2 days.
Walk across the same cobbled streets where the rich characters held their most exciting encounters. Visit the Casa di Giulietta and Casa di Romeo and see what the star-crossed lovers might have seen from their balconies. Look for the plaque where the infamous fight between Mercutio and Tybalt occurred. Find yourself transported into a world unlike any other as you experience the backdrop of the Bard’s most significant play in its most authentic form.
This short Verona holiday makes for a perfect stand-alone tour or an addition to your Italian adventure. You’ll see plenty of breathtaking facades of churches, mansions, and museums. You’ll stop at quaint bistros for a café in the morning and a glass of red in the evening. If you’re up for it, you can taste authentic Veronese food, some of which originated long before the Bard wrote Romeo and Juliet. Want to purchase a beautiful copy of the play? There are many antique shops and rare books stores nearby where you can purchase a unique copy.
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