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Romeo, Romeo, Perché Sei Tu Romeo? Posted by on Apr 7, 2017

If Shakespeare rewrote his Romeo and Juliet in 2017 …. (inspired by a visit to La Casa di Giulietta in Verona) …. Romeo: She speaks. O, speak again, bright angel, for thou art As glorious to this night, being o’er my head, As is a winged messenger of heaven … Juliet: Romeo, Romeo, wherefore moveth…

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A Visit To Verona Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Here’s our English translation of last Friday’s blog Una Visita A Verona Serena: Dove vuoi andare per prima cosa? Geoff: A me piacerebbe vedere l’Arena, e quella porta Romana che abbiamo intravisto ieri dalla macchina. Serena: Allora andiamoci subito prima che arrivino i turisti! Geoff: La direzione la sai? Serena: Suppergiù, ce l’hai quella mappa?…

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Una Visita A Verona Posted by on Mar 31, 2017

Here we are in Verona! We’ve come to meet up with Serena’s school-friends from a lifetime ago when she lived in Benghazi, Libya. Sunday morning, we get up early, and take the opportunity to explore the town on our own … Serena: Dove vuoi andare per prima cosa? Geoff: A me piacerebbe vedere l’Arena, e…

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Carmela’s Italian Footwear Obsession – Part 2 Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

When the train pulled out of La Stazione Di Mantova just before midday, Carmela was still on board. Mantova had been on her list of ‘luoghi da visitare’ along with the name of an expensive shoe shop and a conveniently located bank, but having told the young vigile that silly story about visiting her poorly…

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Ponti d’Italia – 2. Ponte Scaligero Posted by on Feb 15, 2012

“L’opera più audace e mirabile del medioevo in Verona” (“The most audacious and wondrous work of the middle ages in Verona”) is how historians describe il Ponte Scaligero (the Scaligero Bridge), also known as Ponte di Castelvecchio, the beautiful brick and marble bridge which spans the river Adige from the Torre del Mastio (Master Tower)…

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