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07/05/2014

Italy, day 4 | exploring Verona


On our drive to Verona, we were ambushed by a hailstorm of biblical proportions. The weather during the entire drive had been gloomy and rainy, and in the distance there was the occasional flash of lightning. Vi had just reached the edge of town when the heavens opened, and the clouds gave way for huge hail pieces, which shot towards the ground at a rapid pace, drumming away on the metallic exterior of our car. We took shelter at a gasstation along with dusins of other cars, and watched the brief, but violent, storm unfold. Luckily it was over in minutes, and the previously darkened clouds were replaced with sunshine and bright blue skies. // Morgenstund har guld i mund, hvis man skal tro de gamle ordsprog. Dette havde det italienske vejr dog ikke bidt mærke i, så på vores køretur til Verona blev vi mødt at af en haglstorm af bibelske proportioner. Vi var lige ved at nå bymidten, da himlen, som havde åbnet op for regn noget tid forinden, gav sig yderligere, og kæmpe haglkugler tordnede ned fra skyerne i en kortfattet, men voldsom, storm. Vi søgte ly under halvtaget på et tankstation blandt et dusin andre biler, der ligeledes ikke ville køre hovedkulds ind i haglbygen. Heldigvis var dette en kort episode og inden længe var det igen sol og glade dage i Italien. Så fik vi også den med.


There are a lot of things to see in Verona, but we managed pretty well giving that we only had a day. We started our adventure by the old Arena - kind of like a miniature Colosseum - where there was a magnificent view across the rooftops and the city. We then made our way down narrow pathways and alleys with lit shop windows til we reached several open spaces, including the Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori. Erbe offered a huge amount of people, a cosy atmosphere and a marketplace with booths, one of which served fresh mixed fruit in huge plastic cups. Tall building surrounded us on every side, each with lovely little details like wallpaintings and decorated metal framed on the balconies. // Der er mange ting at se i Verona, men vi klarede os nu meget godt på trods af, at vi kun var der i én dag. Vi startede ud på den ældgamle arena - et mini colosseum om man vil - hvor der var en pragtfuld udsigt over byens tage. Dernæst snorede vi os igennem smalle gader med oplyste butiksvinduer til vi nåede forskellige åbne pladser, bl.a. Piazza Erbe og Piazza dei Signori. Erbe bød på markedsplads og boder, der serverede frisk frugt i kæmpe plastikkrus under en solrig, azurblå himmel. Høje bygninger tårnede sig op omkring pladsen, alle med finurlige små detaljer fra vægmalerier til dekorerede metalrammer om altanerne.


To summarize, we also walked along Porte Pietra and saw the old Teatro Romano, where we also trecked up the hill to find the most glorious view of the city, the Adige river and the many bridges - one of which we went to next, the Porte Scaligero, where we also grabbed a quick peek at the Castelvecchio. // Alt i alt nåede vi også at gå langs Porte Pietra for at se det gamle Teatro Romano, hvor vi også besteg bakken for at få en fantastisk udsigt over hele byen og Adige floden med dets mange broer - apropos broer, så tog vandrede vi langs søen bagefter til Porte Scaligero og tog et hurtigt kig ind på Castelvecchio. 


Verona is an incredibly beautiful city, right from the mixed architechture to the many sights to the river, which runs along the very edge. Had we had more time, I would've loved to see the houses of Romeo and Juliet, which where close to one of Piazzas. It's quite a shame I didn't get to go. // Verona er en utrolig smuk by, lige fra den blandede arkitektur til de mange seværdigheder til floden, der løber langs omridset. Havde vi haft mere tid, ville jeg rigtig gerne have været et smut forbi Romeo og Julies huse, der hver især ligger i byen nær én af pladserne. Det er næsten ærgerligt, jeg ikke fik set det.

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    1. it's such a beautiful place! x

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  2. I was just in Italy, but didn't make it to Verona. I wish I had, looking at your beautiful pictures! I'm glad you made it safe from the storm and had a wonderful time. I love your photography--I'll definitely be following you! Some photos of my adventures in Italia will be up on my blog soon, if you're interested :) xx

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    1. thank you sooo much! i'll definitely check out your adventures as well! x

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