Finally sharing my pictures from my trip to Italy. There’s quite a lot to tell about this trip so be prepared..
A friend and I wanted to go somewhere in September. We are on a budget so finding something both relaxing and cultural without having to break the bank, was quite nerve racking. We started searching early in the year but by the time Summer was around, we weren’t feeling those places anymore. Somewhere in July I started to look for the cheapest flights with Ryanair. Verona was on the top of that list, but I wasn’t quite excited to go there. I had no idea what to think or expect of that city. I Googled & Pinterested it and obviously the pictures looked great but we didn’t want to do another citytrip. The idea of Italy did really speak to me though and knowing that we could go a full week away, made me think to see Verona as a starting point rather than a destination on its own. So I started searching and searching and what followed was a wonderful trip through the North of Italy..
We had one and a half day in the city and we obviously wanted to make the best of it. I planned a walk around the river, up to the castle and back to the main streets. The weather was warm but it was cloudy though. You can definitely see it on the pictures but that doesn’t take away the beauty if the city. I definitely have to say that it’s nicer to go away from the touristic places. Like the House of Julliette is really not that impressive. You can easily make a walk on Google Maps like we did, passing all the important places. But you will not spend a lot of time in the touristic centre, believe me.
The main square is a really nice starting point.
Like I said, a walk around the river is the perfect way to explore the city. We also visited the Castelvecchio, since it was the cheapest museum and we really wanted to have seen at least one thing from the inside.
It’s nice, quiet and gives you a good view of the city. From there on we crossed the bridge and started our walk.
But don’t spend time searching for the house of Romeo and the Arena is not worth the queuing time nor the money.
Taking the steps all the way to the highest point does pay off though. It’s tough but look at that view.
The food in Italy is really affordable and that’s really all you need to know about it. All the placed we dined at were terrific. We didn’t plan our food in advance. And the last night we did because it was raining horribly and were out quite late because of a next-stop-airbnb-emergency, and the place we were looking for didn’t even exist. But we stumbled upon a lovely gem because of that. It was the realization of being only surrounded by Italians and pasta that made the night so wonderful. Travelling really is something magical..
We opted for Airbnb as much as we could. The apartment we stayed at was simply gorgeous. It is located in the centre of the city but has a very cosy and quiet vibe. It has one bedroom, a kitchen, a living area and a bathroom. And airconditioning above the bed! I can highly recommend this apartment. Get some croissants from the bakery across the corner and enjoy a lovely breakfast on the terrace.
That’s about everything I have to say about the city. We then took our train around 11am to head to Modena. So more on that soon..