Verona: A city with a view

The staircase to the top

I’ve never been a fan of Shakespeare, nor have I immersed myself in his Romeo and Juliet. Verona is the home of the lovers, the Montagues and Capulets. The city milks it too. Tourists descend in their thousands on Juliet’s balcony and tomb, and a bust of Shakespeare is on show in a corner of […]

Verona: A Roman survivor

The Piazza Erbe from above

Italy may change but some things remain resolutely the same. The food is great, the architecture is awe-inspiring¬†and the locals can’t resist a shiny puffer jacket.¬† On our first evening in Verona, nursing a beer in a touristy but quiet bar in the Piazza Bra, there were plenty of puffer jackets on display. Veronese and […]