We continue to be impressed about the new destinations our lovely Neuschwansteiner bottle travels to. It seems some gourmet fans have taken it to the home of Shakespeares “Romeo and Juliet”.

Verona originally was founded in the 1st century B.C. From the 15th to 18th centuriy as part of the Republic of Venice it flourished. The city still features several well preserved historic monuments and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

neuschwansteiner-on-shakespeares-paths-in-verona-oh romeo-01Of course the Norther Italian city between Lake Garda and the Adriatic Sea is best known worldwide as the place where Shakespeare’s most famous story Rome and Juliet plays, including the balcony at Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta). Every year hundreds of thousands make a pilgrim to Verona to see Juliet’s balcony under which Romeo stood, no matter if the most powerful love story in western culture was a true story or just sprung from Shakespeare’s imagination.

Originally, this house was owned by a family called dell Capello, quite similar to Capulet. Inside a small museum shows a bronze sculpture of Juliet, the walls and doors in the entrance to the courtyard are covered with love notes by visitors.

By the way, from June 24-August 28th, it is really worth while making a trip to Verona as the opera festival is happening. With Carmen by Bizet, Aida by Verdi and Turandot by Puccini, to only name a few, it adds to the cultural impressions you can enjoy during a trip to Verona.

Useful information:

Casa di Giulietta

  • Address: Via Cappello, 23
  • Hours: Tue-Sun: 8:30am-7:30pm , Mon: 1:30pm-7:30pm
  • Admission: €3

 Opera festival information: www.arena.it

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.