Verona, Italy

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, Universityof Wisconsin - Green Bay

Roman Amphitheater

Juliet's House

This was the home of the Capulets, and one Juliet in particular
Did you ever wonder why people visited temples of Cupid and Venus in ancient times? We're far too advanced for that, right?
Re-enacting the balcony scene is a tourist favorite.
Yo, Romeo!
  People touch the statue of Juliet for luck. One particular area seems luckier than any other.

Left and below: Statue of Dante
Left: Arco dei Gavi, a First Century Roman arch.

Castevecchio (Old Castle)

Built in the 14th Century
Below: Ponte Scaligero. Destroyed by the retreating German Army in 1945 and rebuilt.

Scenes in Verona

There is no world without Verona walls
But Purgatory, torture, hell itself
Hence banished is banish'd from the world
And world's exile is death
Romeo and Juliet, Act III Scene III
Not your standard reason to visit Verona, but the paving stones have fabulous huge ammonite fossils.
Now that's an ammonite!
Left and below: Porta Borsari, part of a Third Century Roman wall.

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Created 22 June 2007, Last Update 31 May 2020