The most famous spot is Juliet’s House. The building dates back to the 13th century, and under the Capulet’s emblem on the external façade, a gate opens onto a covered space where lovers from all around the world leave their messages. In the past visitors used to write directly on the walls, so they have now been covered with panels that host writings and cards.
From there, visitors arrive at the internal court. A bronze statue of Juliet stands at its center, always surrounded by tourists taking pictures with their hand on Juliet’s breast: the legend says that this will bring good luck in love.
The court is dominated by the famous balcony attributed to Juliet’s bedroom. The balcony was added during a restoration project around the 1930s, in order to recreate a medieval appearance. In fact, the ancient building has known different uses throughout the centuries, and its purchase by the municipality saved it from ruin. The house is now a museum with fascinating frescos and artwork, and Juliet’s bedroom is furnished with the bed used in Franco Zeffirelli’s film Romeo e Giulietta, from 1968. The romantic atmosphere of this place makes it one of the major attractions of the city.
Juliet’s House, via Cappello 23, Verona, Italy, + 39 458 034 303