A Day-Long Walking Tour of Verona, Italy
“The City of Romance”, with its charming streets, history and elegance, left me wanting more…
If you’re a coffee lover like I am, you will want to try Caffé Borsari’s coffee, which is said to be the best in Verona. It takes only a minute to get there from the Pretto Gelato Arte Italiana shop.
Originally titled Tubino, this café is something you can’t miss. Walking in I instantly felt calm, especially after walking through crowds of tourists. The rustic and homey feel of the café instantly put me at ease… not to mention the coffee was absolutely delicious.
The café is just down the street from Piazza delle Erbe. It is –quite literally– a paradise of coffees, hot chocolates, teas, and pastries. It offers classic blends, caffeine jolts and coffee with a twist with flavors including chestnut, ginseng, and chocolate orange.
The shop only provides a few marble tables inside, however a spot can be easily found outside. It has been a favourite spot for both locals and tourists since it’s opening in 1969 and a definite stop during your day-trip to Verona.
To visit this magnificent sight, right after your in take of the delicious coffee at Caffé Borsari, it would only take you nine minutes to walk to the Castelvecchio Museum. This building was constructed by Cangrande II della Scala on the banks of Adige in 1354. He did this to defend Verona’s people and an to have an escape route where his Austrian relatives lived.
With 29 rooms of paintings, sculptures, weapons and more, it’s a definite must-see on your stop in Verona. The opening hours of the museum are Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30am to 6:30pm and Mondays from 1:30pm to 6:30pm.
Walking out of the Bra Gates, a bronze statue of William Shakespeare bid us farewell and the words written beside Shakespeare said:
“There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence-banished is banish’d from the world,
And the world’s exile is death.”
These were the words said by Romeo when he left Verona after being exiled. He was supposed to have left the city through the Bra Gate. Farewell for now, until we meet again, my sweet Verona.