A visit to Verona

photo (17)On my recent road trip around Europe I made my debut in Italy and it is fair to say that I fell in love with the country. Everything from the architecture to the history to the fashion to the food made me smile and none more so than the beautiful Italian city of Verona.

Every corner of this beautiful city took my breath away. Verona is a perfect size, it is big enough to keep you busy for a day, but not so big that it loses its historic and Italian charm. Verona has picturesque streets, beautiful buildings and even a Colosseum.

photo (21)If you ever find yourself in Verona you absolutely must head up to the Castel San Pietro as you will get the most amazing view over the city. To get there walk across the Ponte Pietra bridge and then follow the staircase straight ahead. It took about ten minutes to reach the top (it isn’t too far I promise) and the stunning view at the top is definitely worth the climb.

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Seeing as you are in Verona you will probably want to head over to Juliet’s balcony. When I was there this was actually the least pleasant part of my Verona experience because it was just so crowded with tourists.

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You can pay to stand on the balcony, but to be honest that is not my cup of tea, and the people who did pay to stand in Juliet’s shoes looked pretty awkward anyway… To get to Juliet’s balcony you must walk through an archway with Juliet’s wall on either side, Juliet’s wall is covered in let’s just say love graffiti. Despite the crowds (see picture above) this is definitely worth a quick peep and a picture, but don’t hang around too long because the quieter areas of the city are a lot more enjoyable.

photo (19)What am I wearing?

Striped (of course!) midi skirt, Topshop.

Bardot tie-strap top, Topshop.

Bag, Kate of Arcadia (old, but similar here).

Sunglasses, Boots. (sold out, but similar here).


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