Tuesday, October 9, 2012

City Spotlight: Verona

(Beautiful Busy Street in Verona)

(Juliet's Balcony)

(Shoes Studded with Everything from Stars to Skulls)

(Pasta Pomodoro and Chianti) 

(View from Across the River)

Verona, what a magical city full of bustling piazzas and an incredibly romantic atmosphere. I don't know if it's because Verona is the setting for one of greatest love stories of all time, but you really can feel something special in the air. I only had one day there and it just wasn't enough. There is so much to take in, even though it's such a small area. I took the train from Sacile and two hours later I was in Verona. I proceeded to all the major sites including the arena, duomo, piazzas, and of course Juliet's house. It really was an amazing feeling to stand on Juliet's balcony and entertain ideas of Romeo standing below. Verona is so charming and it's one of those cities where you can walk anywhere and always end up somewhere spectacular.

 The fashion in Verona was different than what I've seen in the rest of Italy. Most people dressed in complementary neutrals, florals, and stylish basics. The major center, Piazza Bra, is known for it's great shopping and on Via Mazzini you can find stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier and many others. If you're looking for deals check out the side streets that take you into Roman Verona. There are reasonably priced trendy shops all over. One thing I noticed a lot of was burgundy, mustard, and emerald colored clothing in the shops. You also couldn't go anywhere without seeing skull embellishments on shoes, clutches, and jewelry. As a city Verona has such an old world style and it's so interesting to see trendy new fashion in the middle of it all. 

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