The other thing about our hotel is that we had a curfew, or rather a lockdown. From 12:30am top 7:00am, you could not enter or leave. So we knew we couldn't leave until 7:00 to catch a train to Verona!
Kent checked out and we walked to the Stazione FS (Ferrovia del Stato) di Santa Lucia. We bought drinks to have with our dolcetti/sweets. We had a package of three large scone-size cookies, containing one dolce del Doge, one dolce del Moro, and one dolce del Redentore. All were topped with almond halves, but the Doge was pistachio green with almonds in it. The Moro was chocolate, and the Redentore/Redeemer had raisins. But I think these are made up names for different flavors of the Pan del Pescatore/Fisherman's "bread."
Kent checked his suitcase, and then we started walking, past the city walls and bastions:
We did not enter town along the Corso, but along a parallel street of Via del Fante.
Hmm, a lawyer's office:
Our first stop was the Tomba di Giulietta/Juliet's Tomb:
hina, where the city of Ningbo (a sister city) donated this sculpture of the Butterfly Lovers: Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (2008):
A fancy copper downspout:
A little three-wheeled dump truck:
Here one is allowed to feed the pigeons:
Looking towards il Liston/the promenade:
The promenade is paved with slabs of marble:
A Roman gladiator?
Still set up for the opera:
There is a long white (or it was white) wall in the passage leading to the courtyard:
We arrived in Piazza dell'Erbe/Square of Herbs, with the Torre dei Lamberti/Tower of the Lamberts over the Palazzo della Ragione or del Comune/former Town Hall (rebuilt 1219):
The Domus Mercatorum/Casa dei Mercanti/House of Merchants (1301):
Torre del Gardello (14C), Palazzo Maffei (1668, Baroque style) and the Colonna di San Marco/Venetian Column of St Mark (1523):
Inside is the Cortile Mercato Vecchio/Courtyard of the Old Market with the Scala Ragione/Steps of Reason:
There is also a staircase behind the Case Mazzanti:
The tallest tomb is that of Mastino II della Scala (1308-1351); you can see his toes peeking over the edge of the sarcophagus:
And remember the bronze panel at Juliet's tomb? Here is a copy at Romeo's house:
There are also remnants of the Roman river embankment wall:
A peek into the theater:
I went back into town along Via Citta di Nimes and Via Carmelitani Scalzi towards Castelvecchio.
An Alfa Romeo, appropriate for Verona?
View on the bridge:
Items from the Romanesque period were displayed in the first series of galleries, including the Sepulchre dei SS Sergius & Bacchus/Tomb of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus (1179):
The upper floor had artwork of Veronese painters from Medieval times to the 18th century, including a whole raft of Madonnas with names like Madonna of the Quail and Madonna of the Oak.
Here is Madonna del Cardellino/Madonna of the Goldfinch by Liberale da Verona:
Drawbridge over the now dry moat:
ittoria/Victory Bridge (1928-31):
Bronze statues on Victory Bridge:
I crossed the Ponte Pietra to the Teatro Romano/Roman Theater (1C) with the Convento di San Gerolamo/Convent of St Jerome (15C) above it:
The Roman Theater is set up for the Verona Summer Theater (July-August):
Tomorrow, I fly home.