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Verona's Casa de Giulietta
The World Famous Balcony
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
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.
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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Verona is one of the most beautiful and refined cities in Italy, and a top destination with visitors. A favourite attraction is the 'Casa di Giulietta' or 'Juliet's House'.
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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