BBC – Local wedding planner Giulia Bolla plans a Valentine’s-worthy interlude in Verona, from strolling along the River Adige to popping the question at Castel San Pietro. One look at Verona’s medieval alleyways and magnificent Roman Arena and it’s easy to see why Shakespeare chose this picture-perfect northern Italian town as the setting for his seminal tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Hordes of tourists flock daily to the 14th-Century structure known as Juliet’s house, wading through crowds to behold its stone balcony and snap selfies with the courtyard’s bronze statue of the doomed heroine.

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