Subject: Verona
Verona is one of my favorite cities in Italy. We often go there just to stroll around the elegant shopping area, stopping at the Piazza d' Erbe for the best French fries in the world. (They must be really bad for you, but.... And by the way, none of the other food at the stands there is any good.) The Piazza dei Signori is amazingly beautiful and there is a place to sit outside for a coffee or a glass of wine. The arena is fascinating, and there is a wonderful old church out of the main tourist area - San Zeno Maggiore - that I am particularly fond of. The Roman theatre is a bit difficult for walking, but easily seen from the opposite side of the river. I think it would be about 1.5 to 2 hours drive to Venice. Callie Black