Sunday, July 25, 2010

Verona, Italy

Verona was our first stop on our anniversary trip to Northern Italy. We stayed for the night to see the outdoor opera, Madame Butterfly, in the Arena. Who ever heard of a B.Y.O.B opera? Well, this was.. your own drinks and food! So we loaded up... on wine of course, which made the experience even more enjoyable.

Verona is nice. A cute little town, but a bit pricey and not too much to see other than the outdoor opera. Not sure if I would recommend going, unless of course to see the show.

As for the opera.. It was enjoyable, but a bit long for us opera-newbies. We really enjoyed the first half, but half-way through the second half we were about done. The set-up was gorgeous, the weather was perfect, we had wine and pizza (and of course good company), but 3+ hours of opera is, well, a lot.

Outdoor Opera - Madame Butterfly
Verona by Day

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