My last week in Italy has been wonderful. I will miss so much of this place and my family when I leave. But, I do miss the rest of my family in the U.S. Although, I don't want to leave, I do miss home.
|The Daily Special menu. Our lunch today|
|The Risotto Al Radicchio|
|Cooked Spinach and fried potatoes. Salad. Beef, Pork, and turkey sausage|
Such a fun trip. What better place to be during Valentine's Day celebrations than in the city where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet? The Verona in Love five day celebrations also coincided with Veronese Carnavale. Special treat for sure!
|Entering the gates. Verona, Italy|
|Verona's Arena in Piazza Bra completed around 30 A.D.|
|The Carnavale revelers gathered on the steps of the Palazzo Barbieri|
All dressed in historical garb for the Carnavale Parade through the streets of Verona, Italy
|Verona during the Valentine's Day celebrations|
|A street in Verona--see the granite floor?|
|Waling on granite-lined streets. |
Amazing Verona, Italy
|Scotty in Verona|
|Piazza Erbe - Verona, Italy|
|Piazza Erbe in Verona, Italy|
|My impression of Juliet. Or not.|
|Street in Verona, Italy|
|Adige river in Verona.|
|One of the fountains in Verona.|
|Entry into the courtyard of Casa di Giulietta, Verona Italy|
|Letters left for Juliet pinned to the entry walls|
|The balcony of Casa di Giuletta, Verona, Italy|
|Me with the bronze statue of Juliet. Didn't rub the right breast. I'm already lucky in love!|
Lunch at Della Ragione in Piazza Erbe.
|Scotty's pano of the restaurant|
|Beautiful heart of flowers in one of the courtyards hosting amazing Chocolate-selling vendors|
|Macaroons anyone? Light, tasty, melt-in-your mouth goodness!|
|Statue of Dante|
|Ponte di Pietra, (Stone Wall Bridge), Verona, Italy|
|Pano view of the Adige river and the Ponte Pietra, Verona, Italy|
|The stone "floor" of the Ponte di Castel Vecchio|
|Crossing the Ponte di Castel Vecchio|
|The moat around the Castel Vecchio (Old Castle)|
Also flour and eggs make an appearance also. Teenagers covered in flour are a common site along the parade route. Cracked eggs can also be seen on the ground. Couldn't find out if this is a tradition (flour & eggs = Pasta?) or not.
Interesting facts about Verona:
Happy Valentine's Day!
Wonderful morning with family. Daughter-in-law, Barbara set a beautiful table with heart plates with decadent chocolate treats! Son, fixed Beignets! Two of my favorite worlds melded together--Italy and Cajun food!
|Princess aka: Granddaughter enjoying her beignets!|
|Scotty with the new grand baby|
|Grandson poses for a Valentine's Day picture.|
|YUMMY Lasagna. Thanks to Lucas for the recipe.|
The recipe called for Seven but only used 5 different types of meat.
|Bridge across from the bus stop and parking garage|
|Yes, Venice in the sunshine!|
|Great view of the grand canal at the top of the bridge|
|Venice at Carnavale!|
|See why the Gondoliers are so good at what they do|
|Another door photo. Can't help myself. Love the doors of Italy!|
|Flowers in the winter in Venice, Italy|
|San Marcos Basilica, Venezia Italy|
|San Marcos Piazza|
|Costume in Venice|
|Carnavale in Venice|
|In Venice for Carnavale|
|Scotty during boat ride to the island of Murano|
|On Murano - Island off the coast of Venice|
|Glass blowing tour on the island of Murano|
|A glassblower doing his thing.|
Arrivederci, Italia. I hope to see you again very soon.