On this last vacation we decided to make a special trip to Verona just for me (my husband truly does love me)!
While there we did have to visit both Romeo and Juliet although Romeo wasn't taking any visitors. And it is said that for good luck you must touch the right breast of the bronze Juliet statue, which Nathan was more than happy to oblige!
I also got to have my husband whisper sweet nothings into my ear from the infamous balcony. If this isn't every girls' dream come true - I don't know what is!
We also did some other touristic things while in the city such as the Ponte Scaligero and the Castelvecchio. We headed down and saw the Duomo (because it is not an Italian city without a Duomo) and the Arena di Verona. We saw the Piazza Bra and the Torre Lamberti, and we had the BEST gelatto I have ever eaten in Italy at the Gelateria Savoia! There was a line out the door and it was easy to see why!
While we got in a lot of sightseeing and I got to fulfill many childhood dreams, we took a big break in our schedule to let Nathan do something he would enjoy. At the end of the bridge there was huge playground for kids that included not only the playground but a room filled with books and crayons for the kids to entertain themselves. The best part is that all of this was free! We took advantage and let Nathan run around and be a kid, because after-all it was his vacation too! He had a great time and made some "friends" even though no one there could speak the same language.
We also took Nathan to the Disney Store (his favorite) and let him run around and enjoy all of the Mickey's and we even picked up a souvenir for him - a new Pooh bear. Since he loves the "choo choo" we took the touristic train around Verona.
I think Nathan enjoyed all of the special "toddler" touches and had a great time! We didn't get to see all of the things we could have because of these detours, but it was more about enjoying the time as a family and not cramming everything into 2 days.
We enjoyed 2 amazing days in Verona before hitting the road again for Austria!
Do you do anything special on vacation to make sure the kids have a good time?