Travel in Italy – Verona

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We arrived in Verona by 5:30 and took a taxi to Hotel Accademia where we were greeted by the very pleasant Sara at the reception desk. She informed us that we had been upgraded to a superior room and that was such a wonderful surprise!

Never did I expect the room to be so luxurious and it essentially amounted to the closest thing to a suite. Hotel rooms in Italy are usually small by American standards and this was very large, including an entranceway and dressing area separate from the bedroom area.

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The bathroom was completely done in pink marble for which Verona is famous. There are even pink marble streets here.

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The view from the window was of via Mazzini, the main street in Venice where everyone walks and runs between Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra.

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In addition there is a double door which opens outside to an extremely large terrace/patio where you can walk around. Bellissima! I wish I were staying here for a week!

After unpacking Sue and I had some laundry to do by hand and after that we walked the short distance to Piazza delle Erbe and had dinner at the century old restaurant, Caffe` Filippini.

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I enjoyed a glass of Valpolicella, Verona’s own wine, and a delicious dinner of tortelloni with ricotta and spinach.

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One Response

  1. I love the food and I really love the pink marble bathroom. I have always loved marble but don’t think I ever saw pink. I have seen green which is pretty wonderful too Now that I know pink is sort of a Verona specialty I can ask around for Verona marble. Sounds as good as it looks.

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