My Verona

We all know of Verona thanks to “Romeo and Juliet” but trust me when I tell you there’s more to the city than the story of those star-crossed lovers.  It’s a beautiful city situated on a river that offers many piazzas at various scales as well as scenic vistas above the city.

View over the River

View over the River

Bridge over the River

Bridge over the River

Half Moon over Main Plaza

Half Moon over Main Plaza

Beautifully lit buildings.

Beautifully lit buildings.

Church courtyard

Church courtyard

Verona is also home to the Castlevecchio, which centuries ago served as the city’s defensive stronghold, but now serves as a spectacularly adapted museum by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa.  For those of you familiar with my thesis work, Scarpa was a big influence on my final design.  It was nice to see the work in its entirety and not through singular photographs.  I was not disappointed as its a meticulously delicate intervention with the utmost care in the details.

View of exhibition space and contemporary stairs

View of exhibition space and contemporary stairs

New contemporary stairs to top of tower

New contemporary stairs to top of tower

Interesting stairs by Carlo Scarpa

Interesting stairs by Carlo Scarpa

Art on display at Castlevecchio

Art on display at Castlevecchio

Large clock on Castlevecchio tower

Large clock on Castlevecchio tower

Check back tomorrow for the sights of Venice!  Ciao!

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