“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” –Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
I heard Verona was one of the most underrated cities in Italy, and knew that since it was only an hour trainride away, I had to visit. I was not disappointed.
Funny story (keep reading)… The statue below is of Juliet. Urban legend says that it is good luck to touch her right breast. So everyone was in line to get pictures of them groping the statue. Naturally, my friend and I did as well!
So later when my friend and I were taking the train home, we realized that our return tickets were for the WRONG DATE. She had purchased them for the NEXT friday! So we were illegally on the train back. We were so nervous that the ticket-person was going to check us and fine us.
So we see the ticket-lady coming down our train car, collecting tickets. She gets closer, and closer, and closer…then finally when our row is next and it’s our turn to show tickets, instead of turning to us, she turned straight around and walked back to the front of the train, never to be seen again. 15 minutes later we made it to our destination without our secret being uncovered!
We thanked Juliet’s right boob for the good luck.
The picture below is of her balcony. “Wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Little elaborate snackypoo.
Verona was absolutely beautiful. We took a little tourist trolley around the city, and hiked up a Roman Forum to get the most beautiful views.
Thank you so much for checking out this post! Have any of you ever had crazy, unexpected good luck? I’d love to hear about it–let me know in the comments!!