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  • Casa di Romeo
    Casa di Romeo
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    Romeo's House
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    Casa di Giulietta

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    Favorite thing: The house belonged to the Capulets, the powerful medieval Veronese family.
    From the internal courtyard, which is always overcrowded by the tourists from all over the world, you can see the famous balcony which plays such an important part in the legend.
    Many says it is fake love story and fake legend which never really happened. Is it important today, probably not because this legedary love story become part of what many people like and worshiping.
    One thing is for sure, the crowd inside of the courtyard isn't fake, definatelly.

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    The Castle of Giulietta

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2011

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    Castel of Giulietta

    Favorite thing: This is the castle where Giulietta was born and lived. It is situated on the tophill above the town of Montecchio Maggiore, which lies in between Verona and Vicenza.
    The castle, or better say, what was left of it, is in a very poor conditions. Do not visit it in case you belive in the legendary love story because you'll be very disappointed.

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    The Castle of Romeo

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2011

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    Favorite thing: The castle of Romeo is situated on the hill next to Giulietta's castle. It is less then one kilometer far from the Giulietta's home.
    The same goes for this castle too, it is in a very poor conditions, although it looks much better then Giulietta's castle.

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    Romeo's House

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2011

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    Favorite thing: This fine Medieval building is popularly identified with the House of the Montecchi, or Montagues, Romeo's family.
    The house is built of brick, and there are still traces of the original battlements, although it is now in such bad condition that no visitors are allowed into the inner courtyard.

    Fondest memory: BTW, there is a very good restaurant right next to the Romeo's House. It is more expensive then average restaurants in Verona but it does not metter because the food is excellent.

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    Romeo and Giuliette

    by jubistuta79 Written Jan 3, 2008
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    Favorite thing: Romeo and Juliet house located in Verona. Even the research come out with bad results, ppls still come and visit this house, only for a symbolic about love...human cant live without love. Love to God forever, love to parents bring a bless to your life, love to each human bring a peace to the world.
    At this house, there are one statue of Juliet. With your partner, touch a right breast of Juliet and make a wish..but come on! dont wish to get a new gf!Then, write a note for Juliet and put it to the wall (entrance). Actually its not allowed by rules, but they cant stop you to do it. I spent few times to read some note, and its quite fun...

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    The statue of Giulietta

    by croisbeauty Updated May 16, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Although it was August, when the town is owercrowded with the tourists, there was just a few people around the statue of Giulietta. Was it because of the extremely hot day or for some other reason I can only guess about. The fact is that in "normal" day you cannot approach near the statue coz the yard is to small for all those who wish to touch it.

    Fondest memory: The bronze statue of Juliet is work by N. Costantini.

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    Juliet's House

    by Jeca011 Updated Mar 16, 2005

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    Juliet's House

    Favorite thing: Well this is also another symbol of Verona. When you say Verona first thing people usualy think is Romeo and Juliet. But here is real truth about this house.

    This house was property of Dal Cappello family and dates from the 12th century. In 1905 the house was purchased by the City of Verona. About 20 years ago it was transformed in Juliet's house. The restoration respected the structure of the interior more than anything else so you realy have feeling that this was house from Romeo and Juliet's time.

    In the courtyard there is a bronze statue of Juliet.. And of course famouse balcony.

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    Casa di Giulietta

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 24, 2004

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    Casa di Giulietta

    Favorite thing: This, in my opinion ugly building, is a home of Guilietta. Only the tragic legend of two lovers made it so interesting, otherwise you could pass by it without even noticed it.

    Fondest memory: Many tourists from all over the world come to Verona which is famous as the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Juliet's house is in Via Cappello, not far from Piazza delle Erbe. It is a tall building, which probably dates back to the 13th century, with a mellow brick facade.

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    Giulietta

    by danmcf Written Mar 20, 2004
    Giulietta by Nereo Costantini

    Favorite thing: The original story of Romeo & Juliet was written by Luigi da Porto of Vicenza in the 1520's, this is where Shakespeare got his inspiration. Lover's (and tourists too) from all over the world come to get a glimpse of the balcony that Romeo supposedly climbed to visit his beloved Juliet.
    In reality though, the Casa di Giulietta at #27 via Cappello is a restored 13th century inn.

    Fondest memory: Besides the balcony, there is a statue representing Giulietta in the inner courtyard. The statue, by Nereo Costantini, is much photographed. It seems that everyone wants to place their hand on Juliet's breast for their picture. Although the rest of the statue exhibits a weathered appearance, her breast is nevertheless nice and shiny due to the constant fondling.

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    Verona - the "writing" on the wall

    by Martin_S. Written Dec 18, 2003

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    Juliet's home, writing on the wall, Verona, Italy

    Favorite thing: The custom here at Juliet's home is to write your name on something and stick it to the wall of the house. This is a closeup of the door and you can see literally hundreds of names written in marker, ink, pen and even white-out. When they ran out of room the began to stick bubblegum and write on the dried bubblegum (and you can still smell some of them). The whole of the walls from the ground up to the height you can reach with outstretched arms is covered in these and there are also some points higher where they must have stood on a ladder or the shoulders of a friend.

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    Verona - Juliett's place to "hang" out

    by Martin_S. Written Dec 18, 2003

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    Juliet's Balcony, Verona, Italy

    Favorite thing: This is Juliet's balcony where she would "hang out" and wait for her beau Romeo. But why in the world would she call out "Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou??", the courtyard is small if she could not see him then why shout to him??
    Seriously though, if she really wanted to have a meet with this guy, just climb down the building with the sheets or something, just like they do today....
    But joking aside, notice the wall covered with pieces of paper stuck to it with lovers notes.

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    Romeo & Juliett - Juliett's home

    by Martin_S. Updated Nov 21, 2003

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    Juliett's home, Verona, Italy

    Favorite thing: What better place to take your wife, child, girlfriend or just a friend, but to the most famous love story every written. This folks is where it all started, at Juliett's home here in Verona. If you will look carefully at the bottom of the picture you will see the commeorative plaque. Very unimpressive on the outside, but then come on into the courtyard.

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    visit the HOME OF JULIET...

    by Krystynn Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the HOME OF JULIET CAPULET. Can you spot the famous Balcony where Juliet once uttered these immortal words... 'Romeo, Romeo... Wherefore art thou, Romeo??'....

    P.S. Er.... for some of you out there, no... Juliet Capulet is not the name of a famous Italian Rock Star!

    Fondest memory: Apparently in Verona's Registry of Birth & Death, there is really a lady by the name of Juliet Capulet who lived and died sometime in the 1500s... and surprise, surprise (!!), a guy named Romeo Montague too. This couple truly inspired the great William Shakespeare to pen his famous play - 'Romeo & Juliet'. Ah, now you remember....

    Here's the all-important address: Casa di Giulietta, 27 Via Cappello.

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    Visit Casa di Guilietta...

    by josie13 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit Casa di Guilietta (Juliet's house).

    Fondest memory: I signed my name on the wall outside of Juliet's house, pretended to call my Romeo from the famous balcony and tasted the dolci known as Baci di Romeo / Baci di Guilietta. Find a local confectionary and ask for these delicous treats.

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  • pay a visit to the Capuletti...

    by soxdcat Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: pay a visit to the Capuletti house. The famous balcony where Romeo seranaded Juliet is still intact. You can also tour a part of the house. There is also a statue commemorating Juliet.

    Fondest memory: The Roman Ampitheatre is one of my fond memories of Verona. Just standing a few meters away from where some of the world's most historic gladiatorial battles took place gives you a feeling of awe.

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