One of the places I really wanted to visit in Northern Italy was Verona. I wanted to go and see the letters to Juliette. It's supposed to be a place where women right to Juliette, of Romeo and Juliette, for love advice. We had very little time in Verona, so my heart was kind of broken when the night we arrived it was closed. I didn't really think it would be a place that could be closed, so that was my first surprise! But we had dinner out on the plaza, which was beautiful. I also had some amazing blackberry gelato that tasted so fresh. We tried the pasta that's made with squid ink, and I had some surprisingly uninteresting pizza. Our walk from the place we were staying to town was gorgeous. The river, the old buildings, the church bells ringing, it was perfection.
The next morning we got up early and went to check out Juliette's (open) house. I think it just ended up getting too touristy, so now it's pretty regulated and there are loads of people there. Instead of notes, which people were attaching to the wall and apparently ruining the wall with, people leave love locks. There's notes along the walls of the entrance still, though. But you're supposed to touch Juliette's right breast for good luck in love. Then we hopped on another train to Bergamo.