My morning started with hill reps at 6 am, I really must remember I am supposed to be on holiday!

Up the hill then the steps, up more hill, two steps, back down and repeat! Hot and humid.

The bus collected us at 8 and first stop was to look out over the city.

and as there was a terrific storm last night the sky was clear and the view amazing.

On arrival in the city we met with our guide who proceeded to give us an interesting hour long talk on the history of Verona as we visited the various sites.

Firstly the Ampitheatre, more complete than the Rome Colloseum.

July and August the Opera Festival is held here. Every night they rotate the productions, the sets for each Opera kept around the outside of the arena. Once one is finished the stage and set are dismantled and craned out before the next one craned in. Aida was due last night, Sphinxs and Pharoehs being put in position. Great that something built 2000 years ago is still being used for entertainment.

Then it was on to The balcony

When in Verona, it’s just got to be done. The courtyard below was much smaller than I imagined.

One of those people is my Romeo!

Verona is a city steeped in history and worth a visit. I have no desire to return feeling that I have done the bits I wanted to, Madam however would like to return just for the spaghetti she had at lunch!

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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13 Responses to Verona

  1. CeeJayKay says:

    Loving your blog at the mo… Fab balance of run and fun!!!! And the pics are gorgeous! Totally loving it with you xxx

    • shazruns says:

      My body is saying run more you lazy pizza, gelato, pasta eating human! My heart is saying-next week!

      • CeeJayKay says:

        šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚… I love that!!! You are funny! The rest will do your bones good… Keep moving and you will get right back into it when the reality of home and routine set in again… Carpe Diem baby!!!!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  3. CeeJayKay says:

    PS I ALWAYS love your blog… I reckon you would be a fab RunnerTraveller!

  4. mawil1 says:

    Wonderful pictures! I’m so glad you are having a lovely holiday and deeply impressed that you got up at 6 am to do hill repeats! You deserve pizza and ice cream ( and Lambrusco and prosecco!) it’s a holiday!!!!

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