Quattro. . . A day in Verona

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Last night we had a terrific rainstorm. I mean, it poured!!! We even had thunder and lightning, and it shook even this sturdy 400 year old stone house! So when we awoke, the day was rainy, cold, and cloudy. But, not to be daunted as travelers, we set out for a day in Verona after a lovely breakfast with Anna.

Here’s the road leading to and from Anna’s house. It’s a “mirrors in” narrow via, and even with the mirrors in, we have only about 6-8 inches on each side of the car!!! Further along there are stone walls on each side of the road.

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So into Verona we went, after a stop at the super mercado to pick up some fruit and other “car snacks”. First stop was the Church of Anastasia. As we walked toward it, we heard a choir singing, and we think this must have been a special mass for Festa Della Mama. Take a look. ..

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A ceiling close-up. . .

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I also like looking at the floors in these wonderful old churches. . .

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A procession out of the church. . .

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Of course, it’s obligatory when in Verona, to visit the statue of Juliet and touch her “il seno,” and of course, don had to do better than the usual touch. . .

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My turn. . . .

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The balcony, which is thought to be part of an ancient sarcophagus. . .

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Browsing down the streets, we came across a universally held truth. . .

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We practiced the art of “cafe-sitting” in Piazza Erbe and shared the table with these little critters. . . .

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recommended by Anna as a place where both locals and tourists meet for coffee and chatting. . .

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The weather took a decided turn for the BETTER, so we moved onward after our latte macchiato and lemon soda. . .

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And we explored the castelvecchio, which housed a museum of the largest collection of Jesus paintings and icons I’ve ever seen anywhere. Sorry, no photos. But we could take a photo of some of the castle parts. . .

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We were ready to call it a day, so back we went to Anna’s. There’s a wonderful gate which needs a certain ” touch” to get in. . . .

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We finished the day with pizza and lots of laughs with Anna and Lalla. Aint life grand??!!

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