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A look at Verona and an unexpected welcome

A short train ride from Milano on the way to Venezia

Verona is a city in the Veneto region of northern Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy. The city is conveniently located on the train route from Milano to Venezia. Our flight arrived in Malpensa early in the morning and we learned of a train workers strike the next day. In order to make the most of our time we hopped on the train to Verona. The city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first thing that will catch your attention is the Roman Arena right in the center of town. The Arena is used for operas and concerts. Luck was on our side that first night. After dinner we went for a stroll thru the city and suddenly found ourselves cheering along as the Mille Miglia race was passing thru town that night. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera at the time so I could not take good photos. I can’t think of a better welcome than this. I knew we were going to have a great trip. Here are some images captured in the city.

Desde entonces, nunca salgo a caminar sin la cámara

Verona es una ciudad en la región del Veneto del norte de Italia. Es un destino turístico muy visitado en el norte de Italia. La ciudad se encuentra en medio de la ruta de tren de Milano a Venezia. Nuestro vuelo llegaba a Malpensa muy temprano y me enteré de que había huelga de ferrocarriles al próximo día. Decidimos tomar el proximo tren a Verona para aprovechar nuestro tiempo. La ciudad ha sido nombrada Patrimonio Universal de la Humanidad por UNESCO. Lo primero que les atraerá es la Arena Romana que se encuentra en el mismo centro. La Arena es utilizada para operas y conciertos. La suerte estaba con nosotros esa primera noche. Luego de cenar, salimos a caminar y de repente nos encontramos en medio de una muchedumbre de espectadores. Resulta que la famosa carrera Mille Miglia pasaba por la ciudad esa noche. Desafortunadamente, no llevaba mi cámara así que no pude tomar fotos muy buenas. Verona nos recibía con esta maravillosa sorpresa y de seguro que sería un gran viaje. Aquí les dejo mas imágenes de Verona.

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The Verona Arena is right in the center of the city

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The Mille Miglia was passing thru town during our first night there

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The world would not be the same without Verona walls

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The Ponte Scaligero or Ponte di Castel Vecchio crosses the Adige river

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This window was full of pasta

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Zip thru the narrow streets in Italian style

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Molto vino e liquori at Enoteca Oreste Dal Zovo