Another city to add to your tour in Veneto region is certainly Verona, the home to the most romantic love story, to lyrical music, theatre and delicious wine.
This city is very well known thanks to the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, who was inspired by the history and architecture of Verona for his masterpiece Romeo and Juliet. Montecchi, the family of Romeo, was a rich merchant family and Capuleti was the family of Juliet. Italian poet and writer, Dante Alighieri mentioned the two families in his Divine Comedy, although there is no proof of their opposition, which culminated to the development of one of the most inspiring love story of all time. Around the narrative of this unfortunate couple, there is still a vail of legend mixed with reality, probably just another factor which makes this story even more mysterious.
From the central Piazza delle Erbe it is possible to walk to via Cappello where the house of Juliet is an important tourist attraction. Every year couples in love or visitors looking for the love of their life, walk in here to see the world's most famous balcony and to write their vows, hoping to live their dream love story forever.
The house of Romeo is also nearby, but unfortunately it is not possible to visit it as it is privately owned. For those who are the most passionate about Shakespeare' masterpiece, the tour can end at the ex monks' convent where it is possible to see the tomb of Juliet.
Leaving Shakespeare and his novel aside, I recommend you to continue your tour from the main square, Piazza Bra. Here, you will find the Verona Arena, a monumental Roman amphitheatre, built in the first century. This Arena is one of the best conserved in Europe and it is still used for large-scale concerts and opera performances. The acoustics are absolutely impressive as it could be inside a normal Opera House with the advantage that you can enjoy a summer evening outside under, perhaps, a sky full of stars. Here, Aida of Giuseppe Verdi was played for the first time, making all the citizens of Verona very attached to this artist. Including an evening at the arena watching an opera performance, would add an even more exclusive touch to your Italian wedding and holiday.