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Romeo and Juliet

The events surrounding the two young lovers, made immortal by Shakespeare near the end of the 1500’s, are based on the reality of the early 1300’s, when the Scaligeri family dominated Verona. Guelfi and Ghibellini were battling for power, and Dante Alighieri’s depiction of Purgatory described the burning hatred between the Montague and Capulet families.
The city has preserved the buildings linked to the legendary story of blood and passion: Juliet’s home, Romeo’s home, and Juliet’s tomb.

 

Juliet’s home

The building, which dates back to the 13th century, is famous throughout the world as the place for exchanging promises of eternal love. It underwent a radical restoration at the beginning of the 20th century, giving them the current appearance of ideal medieval residences.
The architecture and interior furnishings are perfectly suited to the style of the era, enhanced by frescoes narrating the tale of the two lovers, enveloping the visitor in an atmosphere of the past.
The bronze statue of Juliet by Nereo Costantini is located in the interior courtyard.

 

Romeo’s House

A typically medieval building, located in via delle Arche Scaligere. The facade is fabulous and well preserved. The facility presents various architectural styles: Medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance, and its walls enclose an interior courtyard. Part of the home of the Montagues hosts the Osteria Al Duca, a typical nightspot that offers excellent dishes and refined wines.

 

Juliet’s Tomb

Not far from Piazza Brà, near the gardens of the former convent of San Francesco al Corso, is the crypt that holds the red marble sarcophagus where, according to legend, the body of Juliet was placed.
The tomb, transformed in the 1500’s into a reservoir for water, is an annex of the G.B. Cavalcaselle Fresco Museum, which collects and preserves frescoes and fabrics of inestimable value.

 

 

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