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Verona - Romeo and Juliet

Casa di Giulietta

Video of House of Juliet





Juliet´s Balcony When going to Verona this is one of the places you must go and see. They say that Shakespeare´s real Juliet lived here. Even though it is mainly a tourist attraction and it´s credentials are some what shaky, it is one of Verona´s most visited attraction. I will not go into great detail on Shakespeare´s play as I have not read it, but as most others I know of it and have seen screen versions of it. I would recommend.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_and_juliet  ..for more information on it.

There are mainly 4 things at Casa di Giulietta,
1) Many people write their names and the names of their beloved ones on the walls of the entrance. It is also a tradition to put small loveletters on the walls (which is done by the thousands each year), which are however regularly taken down by employees to keep the place clean.
2) The statue of Romeo´s own Juliet. Putting your hand on it´s breast is supposed to bring good luck;)
3) The balcony, you can even go up the stairs of the house and go out on it for a minute or two (you have to pay to go into the house and out on the balcony, 5 euros or so)
4) The house itself which has been renovated as an attraction and where you can see here bedroom and livingroom among other things.(you have to pay for it, see nr.3)

Remember it has rather shaky credentials though some truth might be to the story, but it is an interesting place to see and also romantic for those that are in that kind of mood.

It is located just by the Piazza delle Erbe which you arrive to when taking the main shopping street, Via Mazzini, from the Arena di Verona. At the plaze turn right and if you can´t find it just ask a local for "Casa di Giulietta". Here below is a map and a video of the place.

Map of House of Juliet



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