About Dana B
Lives in Lake Garda, Italy
Since Feb 2015
35-49 year old female
Enjoy. Hang loose. Feel. Let it flow. Style. Impress. Share emotions. Fly. Live. Follow your instinct. Inspire. Touch. Jump. Reach. Laugh. Keep on moving. Progress. Be fascinated. Be excited. Smile. Love. Be chic. Relax. Be conscious. Reflect. Lose it. Motivate. Feel the sunshine. Celebrate. Surf. Be.
Architectural Buildings, Speciality Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Gardens
Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Does this even need an introduction? Cappello Street, number 23 - probably the most romantic address in the world, and presumably the house of Giulietta Capuleti and preferred wooing spot of Romeo Montecchi. Visitors from all over the world, anxious to learn about the place of eternal love, are invited into a small but very welcoming front yard from where they can access the famous house and admire the prominent balcony. Juliet’s bronze statue, a work created in the 60s by Veronese sculptor Nereo Costantini, guards the entrance, inscribed with some lines from the famous Shakespearean tragedy. Legend says that touching the right breast of the bronze statue of Juliet will bring you good luck in finding your true love! Every year, thousands of love letters arrive from all over the world to Juliet's House, and Juliet Club members do their best to answer all, exactly as Miss Capulet would do. Don't hesitate to leave your own letter to Juliet while you're at her house in person!
If Romeo and Juliet were alive, then this is surely where they would dine out. Prepare your taste buds for savory traditional Veronese dishes, made with simple ingredients, but with a lot of heart. Plus, the local ambiance invites you to believe that you could be the noble couple themselves for the evening!
For those who dare to climb the many steps that lead to Castel San Pietro, you're in for a real treat! This is one of my favorite spots in town and the view is just amazing, a magnificent and utterly romantic city viewpoint for a memorable photographic session. This is a very popular place for couples in Verona who come here to watch the sunset, and best of all, it's completely free! Remain in awe at the esplanade in front of you, and when you've had your fill gazing out across the horizon, head down to TeodoricoRe Restaurant, just below you. This is an ideal place for a romantic lunch, a sunset dinner or just a simple drink. The breathtaking view from the panoramic terrace is guaranteed, the service is quick, qualified and efficient, while the food and wine list on offer will satisfy any taste.
Wide green spaces await couples who dream of taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. This late renaissance Italian garden brings together nature and art, in a successful attempt to captivate the eye. The gardens breathe a timeless harmony, and everything here is an invitation to ponder and stroll hand in hand. Famous people like Goethe, Emperor Giuseppe II, Mozart and Cosimo III° de' Medici, have visited this place throughout history.
This is a truly unique place where you can dine by candlelight and enjoy an unforgettable panorama over the beautiful Roman arch bridge, Ponte Pietra. The restaurant is located just above the point where the Adige River changes its peaceful flow into a more dramatic course. The venue offers a perfect example of how traditional Veronese dishes and lavish gastronomical ideas can be blended in a successful manner, sometimes along with a touch of ingredients from the neighboring areas.
A typical medieval house, Romeo's quarters might be the best preserved building of its kind in Verona. Within short walking distance of his lover's house, the imposing structure makes it easier for tourists to associate the character of the house with Romeo's personality as depicted by Shakespeare. L'Osteria al Duca, located downstairs, is as close as you can get to Romeo's heart, and it is worth a visit not only for the food, but also for breathing in some thirteenth-century Veronese spirit.
Osteria La Fontanina (the little fountain) shares with the city of Verona a history of more than 200 years. It is quite small in size but the fact that it boasts one Michelin Star says it all. Relax in a romantic atmosphere abundant with charm and enjoy a cuisine based mostly on meat and fish.
Juliet’s Tomb is located in the vaults of the Abbey of San Francesco al Corso — not very far from the Arena di Verona — and is quite an isolated place, as any tomb should be. It dates back to 1937 when Italian artist Antonio Avena decided to give the cloister a new look and dedicated it to the famous Shakespearean heroine. You'll find the red marble tomb in the underground crypt, without a cover and surrounded by graffiti. Just outside the tomb’s entrance you will also notice a beautiful white statue depicting two characters from one of the most famous Chinese legends: the love story between Liang and Zhu, also called the 'Far East Romeo and Juliet.'
Apart from being an excellent restaurant and osteria, Antica Bottega del Vino is a Veronese institution. It's atmosphere simply oozes history, and it's a place where Veronese cuisine is served alongside one of the most extensive wine lists in Italy. An illustrious survivor of the hundred osterias that once dotted Verona, La Bottega del Vino offers local specialties for the most selective palettes. It is the only restaurant in Verona to be officially recognized as a 'historic establishment,' and should be top of the list for couples looking to indulge in a romantic and atmospheric evening out.