Lake Garda and Verona, Italy

We travelled to Northern Italy during the “Beast from the East” – a week of freakishly cold weather which landed on Europe on Eastern winds in late February. So we didn’t see much more of Lake Garda than the picture below.

Sirmione, Lake Garda, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Sirmione, Lake Garda, Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Would highly recommend the thermal spa in the lakeside town of Sirmione – spent 5 hours there, and could have stayed longer.

Messages of love left by visitors to Juliet's Balcony, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Messages of love left by visitors to Juliet’s Balcony, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

A house in Verona was allocated as Juliet’s house (Romeo & Juliet) by the Verona council, and since has predictably become a major tourist attraction in the city, despite Juliet being a fictional character and Shakespeare never having visited the city.

Statue of Dante, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Statue of Dante, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Basilica of Santa Anastasia, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Basilica of Santa Anastasia, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Ceiling of Basilica of Santa Anastasia, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Ponte Pietra and Old Town of Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Ponte Pietra and Old Town of Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Duomo (Cattedrale Santa Maria Matricolare), Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Duomo (Cattedrale Santa Maria Matricolare), Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Ponte di Castelvecchio, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Ponte di Castelvecchio, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Interior of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Sunday antiques market, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Sunday antiques market, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Sunday antiques market with Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore in background, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Sunday antiques market with Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore in background, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

I Portoni della Bra Clock Gate, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

I Portoni della Bra Clock Gate, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Piazza Bra and Roman Arena at night, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Piazza Bra and Roman Arena at night, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Piazza Bra and Roman Arena at night, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Piazza Bra and Roman Arena at night, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Juliet's house, Casa di Giulietta, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

Juliet’s house, Casa di Giulietta, Verona, Veneto Province, Italy, Europe

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