Juliet's House

Verona, Italy

Juliet Capulet is the female protagonist and one of two title characters in William Shakespeare's romantic love tragedy Romeo and Juliet. The so-called Juliet's House features the balcony where Romeo promised his beloved Juliet eternal love in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. The building, dating back to the 13th and renovated in the last century.

Young couples are still very moved by the right of this house and unmarried people touch Juliet’s statue (a kind of good-luck ritual) in the hope of finding the love of their life. How many hopes and desires has this court-yard witnessed over the ages.

The interior of the house can be visited and you can stand on Juliet’s balcony and re-live the “ high-light” of the earthly life, as well as admire the furniture and the beautiful velvet costumes worn by the actors in the Metro Goldwyn Meyer’s colossal “ Romeo and Juliet”.

References:

    Comments

    Your name



    Address

    Via Cappello 23, Verona, Italy
    See all sites in Verona

    Details


    Category:

    More Information

    www.tourism.verona.it

    Rating

    4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

    User Reviews

    Nick Rodriguez (2 months ago)
    Absolutely incredible. So much better than I thought. Security did a great job managing the queue so it wasn't busy in the courtyard. The line was long from initial thought, but 400m on the street took around 10-15 minutes to enter. Definitely worth a visit even if you're in Verona for just a few hours
    Pravien Mohan (3 months ago)
    Nice place for a quick stop and picture. Standing in front of the balcony is free. Going up and visiting the museum will require a fee. NOTE that one person needs to go up alone first so that another one can take a picture downstairs. You can't go up and down. After that the museum is really not worth it, almost nothing interesting to see and super small. You will be done in 5 minutes. To conclude, only wort visiting for the balcony picture.
    Iryna Bialyk (4 months ago)
    Interesting sightseeing place for people who love romance. However, the wait to take a picture from the inside part of a balcony doesn't make a sense for me. It would be great to have a picture taken from the outside when you together stay in the balcony. But it's impossible because of the long lasting wait line and many people standing inside the yard. For us it was nice and cute to say we were there, but isn't worth waiting.
    lorenzo sfarra (4 months ago)
    The Place is very nice. I strongly suggest to purchase your ticket online, because the queue is relevant. If you buy your ticket online, just skip the queue and ask for instructions to the guys working there at the entrance: there is no indication of this, so follow their instructions to skip the queue. It's a bit uncomfortable because the other persons in the queue will not understand what's happening, looking at you like you want to cheat... :) They should provide 2 different queues/entrances.
    Kobby GOMEZ-MENSAH (7 months ago)
    This was an easy find. The small courtyard hosts tons of people every moment. It was an interesting experience with camera flashes and phones taking shots at every angle. You are likely to either appear in people's shots unknowingly or they photobombed you. If you've been there, someone definitely has images of you in their photos or videos. The marks left behind by visitors over the years give you a sense of the emotions her story evoke and the desire of visitors to share some of their own love stories or cement their love there, altogether.
    Powered by Google

    Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

    Historic Site of the week

    Palazzo Colonna

    The Palazzo Colonna is a palatial block of buildings built in part over ruins of an old Roman Serapeum, and has belonged to the prestigious Colonna family for over twenty generations.

    The first part of the palace dates from the 13th century, and tradition holds that the building hosted Dante in his visit to Rome. The first documentary mention notes that the property hosted Cardinal Giovanni and Giacomo Colonna in the 13th century. It was also home to Cardinal Oddone Colonna before he ascended to the papacy as Martin V (1417–1431).

    With his passing, the palace was sacked during feuds, and the main property passed into the hands of the Della Rovere family. It returned to the Colonna family when Marcantonio I Colonna married Lucrezia Gara Franciotti Della Rovere, the niece of pope Julius II. The Colonna"s alliance to the Habsburg power, likely protected the palace from looting during the Sack of Rome (1527).

    Starting with Filippo Colonna (1578–1639) many changes have refurbished and create a unitary complex around a central garden. Architects including Girolamo Rainaldi and Paolo Marucelli labored on specific projects. Only in the 17th and 18th centuries were the main facades completed. Much of this design was completed by Antonio del Grande (including the grand gallery), and Girolamo Fontana (decoration of gallery). In the 18th century, the long low facade designed by Nicola Michetti with later additions by Paolo Posi with taller corner blocks (facing Piazza Apostoli) was constructed recalls earlier structures resembling a fortification.

    The main gallery (completed 1703) and the masterful Colonna art collection was acquired after 1650 by both the cardinal Girolamo I Colonna and his nephew the Connestabile Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna and includes works by Lorenzo Monaco, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Palma the Elder, Salviati, Bronzino, Tintoretto, Pietro da Cortona, Annibale Carracci (painting of The Beaneater), Guercino, Francesco Albani, Muziano and Guido Reni. Ceiling frescoes by Filippo Gherardi, Giovanni Coli, Sebastiano Ricci, and Giuseppe Bartolomeo Chiari celebrate the role of Marcantonio II Colonna in the battle of Lepanto (1571). The gallery is open to the public on Saturday mornings.

    The older wing of the complex known as the Princess Isabelle"s apartments, but once housing Martin V"s library and palace, contains frescoes by Pinturicchio, Antonio Tempesta, Crescenzio Onofri, Giacinto Gimignani, and Carlo Cesi. It contains a collection of landscapes and genre scenes by painters like Gaspard Dughet, Caspar Van Wittel (Vanvitelli), and Jan Brueghel the Elder.

    Along with the possessions of the Doria-Pamphilij and Pallavacini-Rospigliosi families, this is one of the largest private art collections in Rome.