When exploring Italy, Verona has a special place on the “Cities to visit” list, and undoubtedly, one of the most important reasons is the romanticism and passion, which emanates throughout this city. Being the place of inspiration for many famous writers, this beautiful Italian corner is a lullaby of the sad and charming story of two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. Certainly it’s not by chance that Shakespeare chose this part of Italy to be the place of action for his piece, and indeed the entire atmosphere here is impregnated with the feeling of love. The source of this feeling, I would say, comes from Verona’s heart, Juliet’s House.
Discover the place where the love began
Once you make your first steps into the inner patio of Juliet’s House, you seem to have been transported in time to another era. Everything around you still maintains the spirit of those times, and enchants you with its beauty. The house, with gothic architectural decoration around the windows. The walls, with battlements, which remind you of the castles from the paintings, and the climbing plants, scrambling over the brick walls, all give the impression as if they have remained unchanged since that time. Take a minute and look around, imagining that this is s the place where a great love story began. The story which lasted centuries and still touches human souls.
Just touch her and you’ll have luck in love forever
When you move a bit forward in the inner patio of Juliet’s House, you will notice a lot of tourists crowding around the charming statue of Juliet. You can remark that some parts of this bronze statue have been polished to gold. The belief says that if you touch the right breast of Juliet (which apparently looks more polished than the rest of her body), it will bring you luck in love. So don’t miss the chance to capture this moment, allowing you the opportunity to attract this luck in love!
Fall in love with the atmosphere of Juliet’s House
Once you have finished admiring the patio, it’s time to explore the interior of Juliet’s House. Here is where you’ll have the chance to feel the spirit of the 14th century, reflected in the furniture, decorations, and frescoes, which you can see in the house. Everything is made with a special attention to the details, so you can easily travel back into that era.
In the picture you can see Juliet’s bedroom, the walls of which are decorated with geometric patterns. The wrinkled sheets in creamy white shades are like a constant reminder of her perpetual presence here, so you get the impression that she is still alive.
On one of the floors of this fascinating house you can see four monitors placed crosswise. Two of them have the purpose to deepen your knowledge about the story of Romeo and Juliet, while the other two give the visitors the possibility to write a letter to the heroes of the story themselves. The letters are passed to the members of Juliet’s Club, who keep them, and answer to the ones that have a return address. In case you prefer to write your thoughts on paper, there are mailboxes in the house where you can place your letter, which later will also be passed to the members of Juliet’s Club.
Take a picture in the famous balcony of Juliet’s House
The last, but not the least thing I encourage you to do is, of course, to take a picture in the famous balcony of Juliet’s House. This tiny balcony, decorated with gothic ornaments is still imbued with the memories of the night when Romeo came to confess his love to Juliet. To kiss on this famous balcony is also a dream of many couples, for whom this is like a promise of a long-lasting relationship. So if you’re here with your beloved one, you can even capture such a romantic moment, and have a life-long memory.
The entrance fee for visiting Juliet’s House is 6 EUR (approximately 7 USD). You can also join a guided tour in case you want to learn more about the history of this mesmerizing place. Juliet’s House is open to the public on Monday from 1:30pm until 7:30pm, and from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30am until 7:30pm.
Live royally in the Relais De Charme Il Sogno Di Giulietta
Those eager to have a luxurious stay in Verona can choose the hotel Relais De Charme Il Sogno Di Giulietta. The entrance to the hotel is located directly in front of the inner patio of Juliet’s House, so that the guests have round-the-clock access to it. Moreover, from the windows of many rooms it is possible to admire the House of Juliet and her balcony, and who knows, maybe in the night you’ll hear the confessions of love, from Romeo and Juliet.
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