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Verona's Casa de Giulietta

Updated on March 22, 2018

The World Famous Balcony

Looking up from Giulietta's statue to the famous balcony.
Looking up from Giulietta's statue to the famous balcony. | 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.

Movie with Backdrop of Verona

Romeo and Juliet. Frank Dicksee 1884

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

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.

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

The Playwright

The title page of the w:First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays Datte:1623
The title page of the w:First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays Datte:1623 | Source

Thank You, William Shakespeare

The quaint and tucked away town of Verona may not have ever been as famous as it is now if not for the great playwright, William Shakespeare. One must give credit where credit is due and acknowledge the passionate lover's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, which now considered the main attraction of this wondrous old Venetian city. Each year, thousands upon thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to look up and gaze at that famous balcony, grasp at a chance to hold Juliet's statuesque right breast for luck or leave a hopeful letter of winsome and yearnful love. Shakespeare did exactly what he had accomplished exactly what he most likely wanted to do and forever set the world on fire with unrequited love.

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Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
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Directions and Hours of Operation to Casa di Giulietta Museo

Address - Via Cappello 23, Verona, Italy

Phone Number - 045 803 43 03

Cost of Entry - €6
Opening Hours - 8.30am-7.30pm

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