Verona was a city with a wonderful mix of Roman and Medieval architecture. About a meter below the Medieval buildings and roads lie Roman roads. The large amphitheater still hosts operas. This blend of the modern living out of the ancient was fascinating. Drinking a late night coffee under the Roman Gate, a gathering spot for local Veronese, was a particular pleasure. On the outskirts of the city are fortifications and government buildings built by the Austrians (I think) around the time of WWI.
Lady Margaret Hall quad in October. The weather was beautiful when I arrived! Oxford colleges have a no-walk policy regarding the bits of well-groomed grass on the front quads. Only Finalists and Professors can (at certain specified times) stroll on the verdure. This ignorant American made the mistake of walking over it within an hour of arriving. Twice. Result was getting shouted at by some third years and the Porter (who had a megaphone)!