Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A walk on the Lungadige

Verona is characterized by the quiet current of the Adige River (the second biggest in Italy, after Po river), which crosses the city, forming an S, with a suggestive network of bridges.
I took this photo on a bit of the so called "lungadige" (along the Adige) beyond Via Sottoriva, actually one of my favourite places in town. It reminds me of l'Ile de St. Louise in Paris!
There is a row of ancient buildings, now completely restored, with lovely balconies facing the river and with a privileged view of the hill dominated by the Castel San Pietro.

I often walk by the river where I like to stop and take a long look at it, like this woman in the photo: sometimes it looks so still you can see the rocks. I like to see the ducks and other birds floating quietly. When it rains more the river gets bigger and stronger. It washes away quickly and can be even threatening. About ten years ago I saw it almost running out of the banks!


crittoria said...

What a beautiful spot - I can see why it's your favorite!

jill said...

Valeria - what a breathtaking shot! The buildings/apartments on the left, the hill on the right, the castle surrounded by those tall thin trees. I love how you caught the lady enjoying this beautiful spot.

babooshka said...

That just looks so pretty

Kitty said...

ahhhh...lovely view.
I spent a summer in Vicenza and made the trip to Verona. It's a wonderful, scenic area.
I envy you!

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh, that is such a lovely photo with the most amazing view. I can understand why you like this area.

The architecture on the other side of the river and the tall pointed trees are simply spectacular.

I also love the curve of the street and buildings on the left side of the river.

This is definitely one of my favorite photos of Verona from you.

Lucka said...

Lovely photo. Beautiful view on the hill and with the girl who scene admired is the shot even more interesting.

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