Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Other than the historic points of interest it is evident that shopping is the big attraction for people to come to Verona. All of the high end retailers are represented, including Cartier and Louis Vuitton, to there really is something for everyone, including another Disney store. For us the high point was finding a store that we had walked the streets of Venice for but were unable to find. At lunch one day we got chatting to an Australian guy and his Canadian wife. They showed us the Lamy pens they purchased at a third of the price we pay for them in Australia. They gave us the receipt, so we had the name and address of the store, but with San Marco the most we had to go on, we couldn't find it, and eventually called it quits and headed home. I checked online, still couldn't locate the Venice store but noted that Fabriano is actually a company established in 1264, still famous today for fine papers and pens, and based in Verona. So, imagine our surprise when we crossed a street during our exploration of Verona and I spotted the logo. What a fluke, and yes, we did stop in and buy a pen. 29.10.2012

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