The must-see spot for all lovers
The house of Juliet, protagonist of William Shakespeare's tragedy, is one of the must-see spots when visiting the city of Verona.
To get there you go through a passageway whose walls are totally covered with love notes, signatures and lovers’ comments. As you come out of this short tunnel, you find yourself in the courtyard of the house, overlooked by the famous balcony where Romeo and Juliet met on that fateful moonlit night.
There is also a statue of Juliet in the courtyard. It is a copy of the original work by Nereo Costantini, built in 1969 and kept inside the house. According to tradition, touching the statue's right breast brings good luck.
Juliet's House dates back to the 13th century and was owned by the Cappello family, whose coat of arms is carved on the inner arch of the courtyard. Legend has it that this was the house of the Capulets. The medieval-style house was in fact restored by Antonio Avena in the mid-1930s and is now a museum.