After two VERY full weeks of classes, seminars, workshops and more at our school, we were able to take a couple day trips and one was to Verona this past Sunday! Verona is only an hour and a half from where I am living and going to school. The city is known as the setting for three major Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew. Additionally, Verona has been awarded a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its Roman architecture and urban structure.
Arena di Verona(not the colosseum lol):
Juliet’s House and Wall:
I also became a huge soccer fan in the matter of one night and by attending my first game ever: the Hellas Verona!!! This game was their biggest rivalry against Salernitana, and we quickly realized that these soccer rivalries in Italy were not a small matter. I’m not sure if it was the SWAT teams separating the fans, the police street barricades or the flares that each team had during the game, but safe to say it was an exciting night and Verona won 2-0!