Most everyone that knows me knows that I am a hopeless romantic. Absolutely hopeless. I eat up pictures of baby animals, my voice goes up 3 octaves when I talk to anyone under the age of 3 or to anything smaller than my purse, if you cry- I cry, and my day is always better after watching a sappy video on youtube. Shmooze and passion are what I'm made of. But I'm also a realist and fiercely independent. My husband says that these are the complexities that attracted him to me.
The ultimate tragic love story is 'Romeo and Juliet,' and visiting the city that their story takes place is the exact kind of city for a giddy sap like me, right?! Obviously, Romeo and Juliet weren't real people, and never actually lived, but Verona still attracts millions of
This picture was taken under Juliet's balcony and those are hundreds of padlocks in the background. Lovers are supposed to write their names on a padlock then lock it here and throw away the key as a symbol of their undying love and commitment. The Pont de l'Archeveche in Paris is famous for this and that's where Eric and I are planning on "sealing our love forever." So in Verona we just kissed under Juliet's balcony and called it good.
My Romeo. He is my real-life love story.
We also went to Juliet's tomb but missed the tour by 15 minutes so we didn't get to go in. I have no idea who exactly is buried there.
Verona isn't all about Romeo and Juliet though, the third largest Roman Arena is there.
It was built in the 1st century! The Arena is only open a few times a year for different occasions and a prestigious opera festival, none of which were happening when we were in Verona so we weren't able to look inside. Even though the Romans were the bullies of the world back then, they sure made impressive architecture!
Eric and I bought wine in Verona and decided to save it for a special occasion. We spent the evening just walking around and soaking up Italy. I think that romance is good for the soul and Italy is so romantic!