I was not only amazed by the beautiful old town of Verona but also especially by the landscape around the city. The Adige River meanders through Verona and offers a welcome balance to the crowded downtown area. Since every tourist must visit the balcony of Romeo and Juliet, as well as the Arena, you often have the area along the river alone for yourself – while 300 people are standing under a two square meters sized balcony.
I was a bit baffled when I crossed the Castel Vecchio Bridge (Ponte di Castel Vecchio or Ponte Scaligero) and saw rubber rafts on the Adige. Rafting in the middle of the city? It seems possible in Verona and is certainly also an interesting way to discover the town from a different angle.
With only one day of shooting in Verona, we had to make it up to the Castel San Pietro to get the best view over the city. That one day was rather foggy, but you have to make the best of it. Since I wasn’t happy with the lighting conditions, I decided to play a bit more in the post-processing.
Verona is such a beautiful Italian city. Founded more than 2500 years ago, Verona is a sleeping beauty, crowded with masses of tourists from all over the world. That’s why I enjoy the photos now even more, as they display Verona in a calm way, much calmer than the actual stay there has been. The church in the background is called San Giorgio in Braida and one of many in this old city.