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“You’ve got to see Venice,” he began. “You’ve got to see a city of slender towers and white domes, sleeping in the water like a mass of water lilies. You’ve got to see dark waterways, mysterious threads of shadow, binding all these flowers of stone together.”― E. Temple Thurston, The City of Beautiful Nonsense

“Memory’s images, once they are fixed in words, are erased,” Polo said. “Perhaps I am afraid of losing Venice all at once, if I speak of it, or perhaps, speaking of other cities, I have already lost it, little by little.” ― Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

Verona, Italy

6. Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore The Basilica of San Zeno is one of the most important religious buildings in Verona, mainly for its stunning architecture, but also because it was the fictional place of the marriage of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Located on the west side of the River Adige, the Basilica sits at the far end of the Piazza San Zeno. The front facade of this church is quite simple… Read More

2. Scaliger Tombs – 3 skq.m. cage with 5 EUR fee entrance is not worth it, at all. Located next to the Piazza dei Signori, the Scaliger Tombs. A series of Gothic funerary monuments dedicated to the influential Scaliger family. This family ruled Verona for many years, and the heads of the house sat as the Lords of Verona. Enclosed within a series of ornate Iron grills. Tombs have a Gothic design… Read More

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