Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Sightseeing in Verona
The highlight, perhaps, was the Torre dei Lamberti, reached by an energy sapping climb up 368 steps. Today's picture was taken from the route up this 84 metre tower. On the left is Complesso del Duomo (Cathedral) and on the right is the beautiful Chiesa di Santa Anastasia. Both on our day pass itinerary.
We also visited the Arena, where opera sets were busily being assembled, Teatro Romana - situated just below the camp site - where they were setting up for tonight's jazz concert, and the fascinating Museo di Castelvecchio, with its wide range of historic religious art, architecture and artifacts.
In between all this, refreshments at friendly bars and lunch at an obscure sandwich shop amongst suited business people and other workmen of Verona - not a tourist to be seen.
The wine at this camp site is excellent, at all of €4 a bottle, so we'll shortly be enjoying more of that whilst admiring the shrieking swifts as they harvest the skies before dusk (just as they do in Timperley). Unlike in Timperley, we may also admire the glow worms that abound hereabouts.
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