Wherefore Art Thou
Verona, Italy may evoke images of Romeo and Juliet, or remind you of Shakespeare himself, and for good reason. If you have ever traveled to Verona then you would know why this romantic city was the setting for Romeo and Juliet as well as Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare fell in love with this city, just like you will. Located in northern Italy about 100 miles east of Milan and 75 miles west of Venice, it is northern Italy’s 3rd largest city.
On top of its relevance in the literary world, it is also a cultural hub. It is a main tourist attraction in Italy, which houses operas, amphitheaters, festivals and much more. Verona actually gives Rome’s Colosseum a run for it’s money. The amphitheater in Verona, built in the 1st century AD was constructed 50 years before the world famous one in Rome. History and architecture lovers rejoice in this town. Visit locations like Castelvecchio a 14th century castle that is now a gorgeous art museum. Travelers looking to purchase gifts and souvenirs make sure to stop by the Piazza delle Erbe, which is a market containing hundreds of permanent vendors.
Finally we all know that going to Italy means great lessons in art, history, culture and fashion, but one of the best reasons to visit is of course the wine. Verona hosts the annual Vinitaly every April. This is an International wine and spirits festival, which showcases some of the best wines in the world.
Now I don’t know about you, but between the Shakespeare, beautiful art exhibits located in 14th century castles as well as world renowned wine, this sounds like one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world.
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