|The balcony from Romeo & Juliet|
|A window from the Arena|
The day after we landed, we drove to Verona. The first place we saw was the Arena. It is like the Colosseum, but not as large. We didn’t go inside unfortunately, but it was interesting to see the outside. Even at a distance people can see the detail of the rocks in the windows.
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Casa de Giulietta was pretty small. The entrance walls had a bunch of love letters, which then opened up into a courtyard. In the courtyard was the statue of Giulietta. People touch her right boob because it is said to give you good luck in romance. To the right of the statue is the balcony where the famous “Romeo, O’ Romeo” scene is played out.
The city itself is very picturesque. The way paintings and pictures portray it is exactly how it looks. It is a nice city to visit, and once you get a hang of the boat buses, it is easy to get around. I thought of the boat buses as a subway system, like London Underground, and went from there.