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Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" may well be a work of fiction, however, it's no cliché.. it has inspired a constant flow of romantics from all walks of life all over the world and Casa di Giulietta remains one of the most popular sites to visit in Italy. Juliet's balcony arose from the first dialog in Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy - one of the most performed scenes in the history of theatre!
Casa di Giulietta, Via Cappello 23, Verona, Verona 37121, Italy
First you'll need to get to Verona - a beautiful and well preserved ancient city of art in the Veneto region famous for its gorgeous cobblestone roads and blushing marble paths making it a place not to miss!
Getting there is quite simple, in fact the Italian Frecce railway system operates the high-speed line with their super fast Frecciarossa between Milan and Venezia typically with a stop in major cities and Verona being one of those. Regional trains such as the Frecciabianca also stop at Verona as does a Rome bound and Napoli bound train.
Verona is approximately an hour and a half away by a regional Freccia or about half that with Frecciarossa.
When you arrive at Verona you will notice the city is just miraculous. There are signs everywhere that will point you in the right direction to get to Juliet's house, but if you are like me and overwhelmed by this beautiful city's vistas then you may end up inadvertently overlooking those landmarks.. and I wouldn't blame you either.. remember - you're here in the romantic heart of Verona! ;-)
If you wish to navigate by other means, you can either ask the Veranese who are very polite people, or else you could look up the address to the medieval residence and navigate with a map: Via Cappello 23 Verona, Italy.
As you arrive at the Cappello 23 you will probably notice the graffiti covered sign and the plaque above the archway, and a number of people inside the courtyard. Pass through this short dark tunnel, and in doing so you’ll pass by its walls that are covered in graffiti and love notes where then you’ll find yourself palpably immersed in Juliet's intimate courtyard.
Over the centuries, this house has become one of Verona’s most representative sites and is the destination of hundreds of visitors who arrive each day from around the world in a desire to pay tribute to love.
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