Having just had my 16th annual visit to Marmomacc in Verona , Italy , I found myself again drawn to this magnificent monument in the centre of the city . As I routinely sat eating in the adjacent plaza as I do here every year staring at this carved Arena of marble blocks – it reminded me that I will never tire of seeing this natural wonder .
The original Romeo & Juliet balcony in Verona .
As in previous years my trip is never complete until I find a gem – and here it is , a stunning aged stone from the middle east , I shall name him Galileo !
By John Galloway