Abroad: A city for lovers

The Italian city of Verona has sights and an ambience to charm even the most weary tourist, writes James Hendicott.

28th April, 2012
Abroad: A city for lovers
The picturesque Veronese skyline.

'Giulietta, Guilietta, I'm here," holler passing groups of tourists, eyeing the balcony of Casa di Giulietta, Juliet's House, from the marble streets of Verona's Via Cappello early on a Saturday evening.

Some stop outside, pasting tiny, heart-covered notes to a fictitious lover to the surrounding walls.

During the day, others scribble messages across the tunnel leading to Juliet's courtyard, emotions unveiled in rough-hewn graffiti that's torn down every few months to present a blank canvas...

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