After our short stay in Lyon it was time to go down to Verona. I must mention first of all. If you are driving through France, prepare to spend a lot of money.
So as I mentioned on my Facebook, I got my stay in Verona for 10 euros only. Yes, 10 euros, not 100, not 1000 but 10 euros. How did I do that you wonder Well let me explain to you;
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So the hotel I got is a really, really cute hotel in Central Verona, called the Gentleman of Verona. It is very classy and quite a modern hotel, in a very Historical part of the city. Interior is very artsy, very dandy and very Gentlemanly. Just a street away is the Veronian Arena, as well as a very touristic promenade with bars and cafes.
Unfortunately for us the kitchen was closed in the hotel so we did not have a chance to taste their dishes but we did hang out at the bar from where we did some work. Again the décor took over.
Staff of the hotel were very pleasant, a little bit slow, but there was no need to hurry. They didn’t ask too many questions and were prompt to respond on any need or questions.
Our room was quite cozy, on the ground floor. It was just in their back garden. We were also offered parking for 35 euros per night , or we could have parked in a public car park called citadella just a couple of minutes away.
Verona is quite small and limited in what you see unless you cross the bridge and go in to the resident part of the city, where everything is also cheaper. We managed to eat in a couple of different places so here is where I have been during my stay in Verona. You can read about it here. I had to separate the post because otherwise this one would be waaaay toooo looong 😀
Obviously as you explore the bars you will find that Verona has very interesting buildings and places you can visit. Most important and popular is of course the house of Juliet where you can write on the wall or even touch her boob if you like to get your hands on some bacteria. I didn’t touch it , but I took a photo of it.
Other than Eating and drinking of course we have been exploring Verona quite a lot. Little squares, architecture, people, alleys, cafes… everything and anything. There is the famous Arena. Some people say if it weren’t for Romeo and Juliet Verona wouldn’t be that special, and unfortunately I do agree. It is not because of the city itself it is because people rely on Romeo and Juliet too much. They have built their whole tourism on this one fact and have completely ignored all the other things that this city has to offer. I believe Verona’s popularity is slowly decreasing, last news about Verona were about removing chewing gums from walls of Juliet’s house. If Verona does not find something new to offer to the tourists, I am afraid that Venice will still be everybody’s first choice.
This is piazza Ebori. It is just a little hang out square where you can sit and spy on people as they walk by.
If you get bored, my recommendation is that you step over the bridge in to the residential area. Not touristic at all and has some interesting things to offer, also things are cheaper there.
If you are wondering where I got mu boots from, you can click here and find out.
Here are some awesome photos from the Arena where we had lunch and lot’s of coffees in the morning. I would highly suggest you grab a chair somewhere and just enjoy the scenery. It is just one of those old historic places that you take in. A lot of positive energy is in the air around arena, and also you get to see generations of Verona passing you by.
Once you get bored of constant walking there are some other things to enjoy as well. These down here are literally my favourite photos. Every time I see them I laugh so hard.
It’s really annoying we have to take photos of ourselves otherwise we don’t have any. These are supposed to be ”spontaneous”. There is nothing spontaneous about them.
What do you think of my drunk drawing of Charles….hahahahahah!!!! I think its brilliant! I guess the artist in me is an alcoholic because I have no idea how I managed to even make him 1 percent similar.
If you didn’t have enough of Verona, hop on to my next post and check out some Italian food 🙂