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.
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’!
Here’s a beautiful view down the Adige river...
Anyway, enough of the doggies. Let me show you around Verona.
...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.
The houses were so distinctive.
Next we moved into the town centre...
Here we are in the ‘Erbe Market’.
...like 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...
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.
After such a cultural experience, I felt inspired to try out my own thespian skills...
“Food, food, wherefore art thou food?”