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Moscow, Moskva, Russia
July 16, 2010
by Joy S
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
August 24, 2008
From journal One Night in Verona
February 20, 2007
From journal Northern Italy with the Famiglia!
August 14, 2004
From journal Delightful Verona
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
May 17, 2004
The courtyard also contains a much-touched bronze statue of Juliet and a gift shop selling all the Romeo and Juliet merchandise you can imagine. For a fee, you can enter the "Capulet" or Cappelli house and look around the small museum. There are better museums elsewhere in the town.
From journal Inter-railing -- Verona
San Francisco, California
April 2, 2002
Follow the signs (or the masses of Let's Go backpacking teenyboopers) to the small courtyard at 27 Via Capello. There you will see a bronze statue of Juilet and the balcony supposedly immortalized by Shakespeare. On the rare times when it is empty, the courtyard has a romantic air, with leafy vines overgrowing the attractive graffiti-bedecked walls.
Visiting the courtyard is free, but there is an entrance fee to the building, which has a mediocre museum. (Fret not, you will be able to buy cheaper Romeo-and-Juliet kitsch in other souvenir shops around town.)
La Casa di Giulietta was an inn owned by the Capuletti family. It has been given its official title because Verona began to take advantage of tourism in the 19th century. Just like many places now offer "movie-set tours" for the masses, the city further capitalized on the story by arbitrarily placing Juliet's tomb (Tomba di Giulietta) in the crypt of San Francesco al Corso. Romeo's house is supposedly on the Via della Arche Scaligeri. I wouldn't be surprised if some unscrupulous hotel has a "Shakespeare slept here" plaque, though The Bard had never visited Italy and relied on the play by Luigi da Porto di Vincenza for details.
But Verona, like most Italian cities, was home to feuding merchant families and romantic youngsters, so who's to say that no tragic meeting of star-crossed lovers occurred here?
From journal Verona: La Citta d'Amore
New York, New York
November 5, 2000
Don't miss out on the wonderful graffiti on the wall. That was my highlight. Look closely and you may find a scrawling from a long time ago. The vibrant colors are wonderful. There is a cute souvenier store there. I bought a set of bookmarks with panels of the wall graffiti.
From journal Verona-More than Romeo & Juliet