“Romeo and Juliet” one of Shakespeare’s most popular classics, is staged in this romantic city of northern Italy. The story of this couple that combines romance and drama made Verona famous, but not without reason. Travel to Juliet’s hometown and enjoy our proposal, full of bittersweet love.
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This is one of the most important attractions that tourists choose to visit in Verona. Despite knowing that this is a fictional love, there is a steady stream of tourists that come from all over the world, just for a glimpse of Juliet and Romeo’s romance place. Juliet’s House itself was built in the 13th century. The dell Capello family owned the house on Via Capello for many years. In fact, it is the similarity of their name that spurned the popular belief that this was the house of the Capulets in Shakespeare’s play. The dell Capello’s coat-of-arms can still be seen on the keystone of the inner archway in the courtyard.
Perhaps the hot spot of the visit would be the 20th bronze statue of Juliet in the courtyard. Though its origins cannot be determined, the most popular thing to do when visiting the statue is to rub its right breast, which will bring good luck. So don’t be surprised if the right side of the bronze Juliet seems to be shinier than the rest of her!
In the heart of Piazza Bra stands the Roman Amphitheatre that was built in the first half of the 1st century A.D., in the period which marked the end of the Augustus’s Empire and the beginning of Claudius’s.
It is the 3rd largest amphitheater in Italy after Rome’s Colosseum and the amphitheater of Capua; its elliptical shape produces perfect acoustics from any stand point and allows it to accommodate a large number of spectators.
The birth of the Verona Opera really starts in 1913, when musical entertainments were once again staged at the Roman amphitheater. The atmosphere on a romantic Verona night, watching Aida, Carmen or Tosca, is like nowhere else. And the quite unique nature of the event makes it a magnet for the major names in opera (and from the other performing arts). Recent guest directors have included legendary Italian film director Franco Zefferelli, with his production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. But also other world famous personalities are in the list of visitors, including former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. If you are a fan of opera, be sure not to miss this event!
Piazza delle Erbe
After listening to the opera, let us guide you for a walk to Piazza delle Erbe, the vibrant heart of Verona. Restaurants with tables and chairs in the street, shops with souvenirs, small places that sell fresh fruits and vegetables are set up in the middle of the square every day. The Piazza delle Erbe was also the central square in Roman times – the forum romanum – which played host to Verona’s political, economic and social life.
An eye-catcher is the beautiful fountain “Fontana dei Madonna Verona”. In the middle of the fountain is a Madonna sculpture with a banner that celebrates the beauty of Verona. Another remarkable sight is the Colonna del Mercato, a beautiful Gothic market column, which was built by Visconti in 1401.
Undoubtedly, Piazza delle Erbe is dominated by the tallest of Verona’s towers, the Torre dei Lamberti, built by the powerful Lamberti Family in 1172. It is 84 metres in height and in addition to its alternating bands of tufa and brick-work, the Venetians added certain features in the 16th century and raised the tower to its present height. The tower houses two famous bells, the Rengo and the Marangona, which kept time and regulated Verona’s life.
There are several view spots in Verona and Torre dei Lamberti is definitely one of them. With only 6 euro, you can climb at the roof and admire the charming panoramic view of this magnificent city.
Verona, apart from the Shakespeare’s famous “Romeo and Juliet” play , has preserved many monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance Periods. The city is now part of the UNESCO thanks to its urban structure and architecture.
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