About two weeks ago I left Orvieto to start an adventure throughout Europe! The first week was spent with my classmates in the north of Italy, on our first day we boarded a bus and headed to Verona.
On our way to Verona we stopped at the Chiesa dell’Autostrada, it was a beautiful modern church that basically looked like a bunch of concrete trees forming a canopy, really breathtaking.
We had only one stop in Verona, Castle Vecchio which was renovated by Carlo Scarpa. It was definitely interesting, a well done combination of the original architecture and the renovations done by Scarpa. The best thing I like about Scarpa is his attention to detail, as a whole his work looks amazing but is even more incredible when looked at in detail.
After touring the castle I decided to take a nap in the sun near some water on the grounds, best decision ever! It was glorious and wonderful, and then a group of us played hacky sack before we left..
The rest of the day was left to us to do what we wanted, so we headed to Juliet’s balcony. Now I am not big on the story of Romeo and Juliet, I personally think they were a bit moronic. I still appreciate the classic story and Shakespeare so I wanted to at least stop by and its free so why not?
The balcony was……gross. It was cute that the balcony had soft lighting and was hidden away and that couples had left locks on the gate nearby. But what they also left was chewing gum….everywhere. On the wall, on the tree, pretty much any surface possible….bleck.
This day happened to also be Lindsey ( one of my roommates and best friends) birthday! We of course decided to have a nice dinner and just walk around Verona.
The next day we headed to Vicenza….