Visiting Verona: Casa di Giulietta
Quaint and Enchanting
There is no other city in Italy more quaint and enchanting than Verona. If I sound biased, forgive me, but I think I'm qualified to pass judgement since I have lived in the Veneto region for quite some time.
If, by chance, you have recently watched the movie "Letters to Juliet", starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave then you have truly received a treat. Though the movie focuses on an unrequited romance, it is the local scenery and the Veronese culture that grab your attention.
I have to say that watching "Letters to Juliet" is about as close as one can get to experiencing the sights and sounds of Verona without actually visiting in the physical sense.
Without giving away the movie and being a spoiler, I will only let on that the movie itself unfolds around a mystery at the steps of the famed ... Casa di Giulietta.
Movie with Backdrop of Verona
To educate you on this romantic spot, every year hundreds upon thousands of tourists pour into the tiny courtyard of Casa di Giulietta, wanting to view the ancient 13th century home of the Capello family.
Upon entering the enclosed outdoor enclave, one might see various tour groups waiting to view the Capello home, or having their pictures taken alongside the famous bronze statue of Shakespeare's supposed Juliet. Nor is it uncommon to see enthusiastic tourists cupping a hand underneath the statue's right breast, as it is believed to bring good fortune to the one so intimately touching the figure's chest.
Though there is no definite proof that Casa di Giulietta is the actual home of Shakespeare's "Juliet", many people still pay homage to the patroness of unrequited love. By chance, if you're visiting Verona, you'll want to make sure this attraction is a must stop on your itinerary.
Frank Dicksee's Balcony Scene
Verona: Top Five Travel Destinations
- Verona Italy
Verona Italy. Learn about the graceful architecture and ancient Roman ruins in historic Verona Italy, the setting for Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet.
- Casa di Giulietta
Casa di Giulietta - Historical Notes. “Capuleti House” was long the property of the Dal Cappello family. The combination of Cappello and Capuleti led people to believe that this had been Juliet’s house, the unhappy lover ...
Via Cappello 23
Hours and Directions to Casa di Giulietta Museo
Address - Via Cappello 23, Verona, Italy
Phone Number - 045 803 43 03
Cost of Entry - €3
Opening Hours - 8.30am-7.30pm