Thursday, 8 April 2010

Homeo! Homeo! Wherefore Art Thou Homeo?

Last weekend was the Easter holiday and my humans decided to get away for a couple of days. I was so excited when they agreed to take me along with them. I was even more excited when they told me the destination. We were going to Verona – the setting of the world famous romance, Romeo and Juliet!

Here I am eager to get on with the trip.

We set off on Friday evening and within a couple of hours, we reached our hotel in Verona.

I soon ‘marked my territory’ in the hotel room!

On Saturday morning, Dad took me for a stroll around the park next to our hotel.

There were booti-ful views of the old Roman walls.

While walking through the park, we ran into this little guy.

Isn’t he cute?

Mind you, he wasn’t the only doggie we bumped into during our trip. Here are a few of the other friends I made in Verona...

This is Max. We met him over and over again during our visit. It seemed like everywhere we went, Max was already there!

This big guy didn’t look too friendly – but appearances can be deceptive!

This young pup was so excited to meet me, he inadvertently ‘wet himself’!

Anyway, enough of the doggies. Let me show you around Verona.

Here’s a beautiful view down the Adige river...

...and this is me and Missus on the Ponte Scaligero.

Yours truly and Missus...

...and across the other side of the bridge with the Castlevecchio and the Ponte Scaligero behind us.

Next we moved into the town centre...

The houses were so distinctive.

Here we are in the ‘Erbe Market’.

There were some wonderful sights... this fountain and...

...this statue: The lion of Saint Mark / Venetian Lion

We eventually ended up next to Verona’s ancient Roman amphitheatre. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go in...

...but here’s a photo which Missus took of the inside.

And here’s a view from inside the amphitheatre looking outside to Piazza Bra.

Verona’s sights were booti-ful, but what I really wanted to see was Romeo and Juliet’s houses. I asked Dad to take me there...

...Dad looked a bit lost but...

...we finally managed to find ‘Casa Giulietta’. Apparently, this is the true home of the Capulet family.

Dad reading the love letters on Juliet’s wall.

This is a statue of Juliet...

...and this is supposed to be Juliet’s balcony where she would ‘howl’ for her lover: “Homeo, Homeo, wherefore art thou Homeo?”

“Here I am Juliet! Wassup?”

Having seen Juliet’s house, we headed off to Romeo’s place.

This is me in front of ‘Casa Romeo’.

After a long day of sight-seeing, we were ready for some refreshments.

Dad and me enjoying a drink in Piazza Bra.

After such a cultural experience, I felt inspired to try out my own thespian skills...

“Food, food, wherefore art thou food?”


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing these great post!

What a pawesome adventure!

PeeEssWoo: Mom says she's got a pawesome Dire Straits earworm in her head right now!

The Thundering Herd said...

What’s in a name?
That which we call a Golden Retriever
By any other name would smell as sweet;
So Homeo would, were he not Homeo call’d,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title.

What a beautiful visit!

Sam said...

Those are some great photos! How lucky you are! ...and Homer is so lucky that his people take him everywhere!


The Life of Riley said...

Wow - you really get around. What a great experience and photos, and you even got to be on the bed - I'm jealous!

Riley (another golden retirever!)

Maggie and Mitch said...

Verona is sure beautiful! You're so lucky that you got to see it firsthand too, Homer!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Alan said...

This is a very interesting blog and so i like to visit your blog again and again. Keep it up.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Homer - I just LOVE travelling around with you and seeing beautiful Italy! And as always, am so envious of how dog-friendly it is and how you can go to so many places with your humans! Verona looks just gorgeous!

Honey the Great Dane

Dog By Nature said...

Great tour Homer and you make a good Romeo too!

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Wow, fabulous pictures! You guys always have the best adventures!

Ben said...

you are such a well read/educated dog.
Shakespear? what is next inspecting the sistine chapel?

Jake of Florida said...

We too are so impressed at how dog friendly Italian cities seem to be.

We confess, we didn't know the actual houses of Romeo's and Juliet's families existed. How romantic!!

What a lovely trip. Thank you for sharing. (We're guys, so we won't do the Homeo Homeo part -- but might share a few sniffs!!)

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Anonymous said...

Wow! i like your blog! Honey the Dane sent me over because we're moving to Switzerland with our two doggies Loki and Juno and we'd LOVE to do stuff like this with them! Sigh. how wonderful!