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Visiting Verona: Casa di Giulietta

Updated on August 6, 2014
Looking up from Giulietta's statue to the famous balcony.
Looking up from Giulietta's statue to the famous balcony. | Source

Front Balcony

Balcony of Casa di Giulietta
Balcony of Casa di Giulietta | Source

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.

Panorama Shot

Cappalletti Household
Cappalletti Household | Source

Giulietta's Bed

The bedroom to which Romeo made his famous climb, and Giulietta's bed.
The bedroom to which Romeo made his famous climb, and Giulietta's bed. | Source

Movie with Backdrop of Verona

The Interior

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

Representing the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Frank Dicksee 1884
Representing the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. Frank Dicksee 1884 | Source

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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

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    Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

    Oh---I so want to go there!

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    LRE1949 5 years ago

    Watching the "Letters to Juliet" and reading your post brought back the wonderful week spent in Italy. Thanks for sharing..Great post...

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    isabella. 5 years ago from England

    Beautiful, Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world so much to see, wonderful people & food & Vino.

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    Thank you sen.sush for your appreciation. I so miss living in Italy and now all I have are my memories to write about. Grazie Mille

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    Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

    P.S. I saw the movie 'Letters to Juliet' twice and I could see it another hundred times. I am not being a spoil sport, by disclosing anything..:)

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    Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

    Hi Ziyena,

    I have voted this up as interesting and beautiful. Interesting as you have given all the necessary details and just touched upon the right little unknown facts- like touching Juliet for wish fulfillment. Beautiful because of the images that are so appropriately soft and mellow and romantic, in keeping with the subject of your hub. Very nice and absolutely voted up.

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