Travel to Venice and the Veneto in Italy – Amateur Traveler Episode 182 Transcript

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Travel to Venice and the Veneto in Italy – Episode 98 Transcript

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Chris: I had the impression that if you drugged me, knocked me out, put me in a sack and I woke up in Venice, it wouldn’t take me any time at all to figure out where I was.

Ira: Yeah, that is correct. Oh, by the way, let me add one more city before we get into another topic and that is Verona.

Chris: Ah, ok, ok.

Ira: Verona is a little bit further west. We were only there for a day a couple of years ago. It’s got a beautiful arena, which is actually much more intact version of the coliseum in Rome. And they still stage events there routinely.

Chris: Gladiatorial combats, you mean, killing Christians, that sort of thing?

Ira: Actually, I think more Shakespeare.

Chris: Ah, ok.

Ira: Now a days. A little bit tamer. No, we do the executions here in Texas.

Chris: I thought most of the taming happened in Padua?

Ira: Yeah. The shrew got tamed in Padua. Definitely. Shakespeare, who is it? John Grisham who has been doing the books lately on trips in Italy so he can write off his trips. Playing For Pizza. Well, Shakespeare I think did the same thing. What was it, Three Gentlemen from Verona?

Chris: Two Gentlemen from Verona.

Ira: Two Gentlemen. I added one.

Chris: Well, inflation. It’s been awhile.

Ira: But he knew the area apparently fairly well. The Piazza del Bra is a kind of fun spot to just kind of hang around and people watch. There’s an old bridge and a river and we were just watching people in kayaks practicing for the Olympics. And having a lot of fun doing it. So that’s another site. Vicenza we’ve not been to and someday we will, but it’s famous for its architecture. There’s a lot to see in the area and I think the message is: Don’t just stay in Venice as wonderful and tempting as it is.

Chris: And as long as we are doing Shakespeare also, Merchant of Venice, of course.

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by Chris Christensen

I am the host of the Amateur Traveler. The Amateur Traveler is an online travel show that focuses primarily on travel destinations and what are the best places to travel to. It includes both a weekly audio podcast, a video podcast, and a blog.

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