This is a very small glimpse at the beautiful city of Verona. Don't worry; there will be plenty of other pictures in the next few weeks, but I wanted to post a few shots of my new home.
This is the wall just outside of Juliet's house. People write letters about love and bring them to post on the wall. Although most of them are just the typical "I [heart] so and so," there are others that are really sweet. I'm sure at some point everyone in our group will add a note to the wall.
This marks the entrance to Juliet's house.
Here is a view from one of the squares in Verona. We all really like this one because there is great shopping all the way to the actual square, the architecture is to die for, the pizza is delicious and they have great orange wine spritzers. Pictures just can't capture how quaint and pretty the place is though. It looks like a postcard...except real.
Here is a view from the top of the Colosseum. The white tents are a part of a fresh food festival that is going on. We visit...a lot. Notice all of the colored buildings, though. This continues throughout the entire city - a trend we should pick up in the states? Yes, I think so.
This is the Colosseum in Verona. It is actually older than the one in Rome and apparently better preserved. These days though gladiators aren't prancing around inside the walls - instead it's people like Michael Buble (who sang there last night).