Verona, Italy is the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. A city of young love, and just a few cities over from where we were based, so we took a day trip there from our friend's home in Vicenza. The weather was beautiful, the crowds were light, and it was a great experience overall.
We took the double stroller and I also wore Bram in a carrier when needed.
Sights to see:
Colosseum - There happened to be a peaceful protest demonstration outside of The Arena di Verona during our visit. From what we could understand there is a disagreement on whether the Colosseum should remain public or become privately owned. There was heavy construction around it so we couldn't get very close to it or enter it, but there were huge prop parts, like this Julius Cesar's head in the street.
Spirits & Good eats:
Fries- Queen's Chips french fries are always a hit with toddlers and adults, so on out walk towards the city center we stopped and got a cone of the delicious fries to share.
Osteria Sottocosta - We stopped here while the kiddos napped and enjoyed *several* spritz and snacks. Our waiter Yakov, was enamored by Bram and kept petting his sleeping head, at one point he asked to kiss his cheek. We probably sat there for close to two hours, enjoying the scenery and drinks.
Amorino Gelato - At the far end of the Piazza is the best gelato we had the entire trip! They made it so beautifully too into rose shapes, the wait was rather long though...as you can see Bram wasn't thrilled by sitting still in the stroller, even with a phone, and wanted to eat the gelato ASAP when we got it.
Vittorio Emanuele - On the walk back to the train station we stopped for one more spritz at a random cafe outside of the Colosseum in Piazza Bra... not only was it the most expensive spritz the entire trip...it was the worst! You pay for the view I guess, but not worth it at all.
Overall we really enjoyed Verona. We could have possibly spent another day there if we wanted to take our time, but for a quick day trip it was lovely. I ended up getting a foot cramp on our walk back to the train station that nearly dropped me, but thankfully after some massaging that night it was all better the next day.
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full time corporate world working somewhat crunchy mom, a loving wife, an MRKH Warrior, Infertility Advocate, support group leader & a bad ass breastfeeder. In her fleeting spare time she enjoys hiking, traveling, walking her pooch, sewing and watching funny or sappy TV shows.