A Pit Stop in Verona, Italy

One of the greatest love stories of all time.

On my first trip to Italy, we left Florence and made a pit stop in Verona en route to Austria. Verona lures thousands of romantics every year because it sets the stage for Shakespeare’s famous drama about star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Even though Romeo and Juliet were fictional characters, a trip to Verona wouldn’t be complete without stopping to see Casa di Guilietta and the balcony where Juliet stood while Romeo declared his love. It’s oh so romantic.

A Pit Stop in Verona, Italy

They say if you touch Juliet’s right breast it will bring you good fortune in love, so don’t miss out on that either! A little extra good fortune for our love lives can never be a bad thing, am I right?

A Pit Stop in Verona, Italy

The courtyard around Juliet’s balcony is covered in graffiti and love notes left behind by romantics from all over the world.

A Pit Stop in Verona, Italy

Have you been to Verona? What was your favorite part? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Roman Colosseum

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The Roman Colosseum is a three tier amphitheater in the center of Rome, Italy and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions and is located just east of the Roman Forum. The Colosseum is one of the largest amphitheaters in the world and was used for gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles.

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In addition to gladiatorial shows, the Colosseum also hosted another popular show called the animal hunt. This type of show included creatures such as rhinoceros, hippopotamuses, elephants, panthers, leopards, bears, tigers, and many more. The three tiers of seating was constructed to hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators with approximately 80 entrances.

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What are your thoughts on the Roman Colosseum? What are some other great attractions to visit in Rome?

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Cathedral and Tower of Pisa

Cathedral next to Tower of Pisa

Cathedral next to the Tower of Pisa

Have you ever been to the Leaning Tower of Pisa? What was your favorite part?