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Saturday in Verona

We had a great night's sleep, but then I woke up about 5:30. By 6:00, I was wandering the streets around the hotel, waiting for the coffee room to open at 7:30. Here is the shopping street shortly after dawn.

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Brad joined me at the breakfast room by 8:00, when I was on my second caffe latte. Then we walked...all over Verona! We saw quiet a bit before lunch time, including Saint Anastasia and of course, Giulietta's balcony.

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We bought some wine, and window shopped in all the lovely stores.

We had a great lunch at Ristorante Liston. I had spinaci tortelli con gorgonzola dolce e noci, and Brad had prosciutto tortelloni. We enjoyed a bottle of I Fratti Lugana. YUM!

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After lunch we took a nice nap before heading out for afternoon sights and dinner.

There was a band concert honoring the Carbinieri by the park near Piazza Bra.

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The weather is perfect (75-79), the wine and food are great, and we're loving Verona!

Comments (9)

LisaF:

Palma,
It looks like you're having a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Cabot:

I am loving this trip...tagging along with you. Thanks so much. It's food for my soul. I esp. love this last photo, street scene,so full of the good life.

It sounds like you are off to a great start on your trip! Enjoy!

Beautiful photos Palma, I especially like the one of the shopping street at dawn. I really want to go back to Verona now! Thanks for sharing.

Sigh.
I remember Verona about this time of year, supper was an enormous porcino cap grilled like a steak. Paradise.

Giulietta's balcony, I am deeply ashamed that I really want this to be true. Nearby is a biggish building with a frieze of animal heads = stock market.

Shelagh (SJ):

Verona looks really lovely!
I'm glad to hear a weather report, as I will be in Venice soon,and I can pack accordingly.(Though I won't be packing like Palma! ;) )

Jan:

Sounds like a wonderful first day! Tell brad that we now have grappa made in washington and maybe he can try it next year.
miss you
Jan

sandrac:

What a beautiful city -- Verona is definitely going on my must-see list!

jgk:

don't you just love that Lugana wine? So refreshing.

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