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.
Of 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.
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