City tours are really beautiful, but also very exhausting. If you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of Verona, you should walk along the banks of the Adige River.
The Adige is the second longest river in Italy. It flows over a length of 415 km from the Reschen Pass in South Tyrol to the Adriatic Sea. The Italians call the river Adige, which initially caused me some confusion when looking at the city map, as I only knew the river Etsch and did not find it on the map.
In Verona, the Adige is not navigable. So there is no possibility of taking leisurely boat tours.
We read in advance on the internet about rafting tours that are supposed to be offered here. We didn’t see any rubber dinghies, and to be honest, the water didn’t seem turbulent enough for a really lively tour. Nevertheless, the current is relatively strong here with visibly shallow water. There is also no possibility of swimming in the Adige in Verona.
The Adige River meanders through the city. To get from one part of the city to another, you have to cross one of the many bridges. And there really are all kinds here – from modern to antique, everything is represented. We discovered some really beautiful bridges during our walk.
But you should not only look at the water, you can also discover some beautiful houses on the banks.
I was particularly impressed by the view of the Castelvecchio. While strolling along the banks of the Adige, the view of the Castelvecchio and the Ponte Scalligero slowly builds up in the distance.
But I admit that the evening atmosphere on the Adige was the most beautiful. When it slowly got darker and the first lights came on – pure romance!
The sky shimmered, the water glistened, the holiday mood was perfect!