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What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona

The charming city of Verona is home to Shakespeare’s ill-fated lovers – Romeo and Juliet. Perhaps, the city’s most famous tourist attraction (or tourist trap) is Juliet’s House built in the Middle Ages.

Did Juliet Really Live Here? Nope, she didn’t. She’s just a fictional character from Shakespeare’s most well-known tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet.” If she doesn’t exist in real life – and so does Romeo.

So, why is this casa called Juliet’s House? According to history, the house was once owned by the Capello family whose surname sounds like Capulet, Juliet’s surname in the story. When the house was bought by the city – this tourist trap was created.

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona

The Arched Gate / Door. All visitors enter through this tunnel-like door full of graffiti.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

They’re mostly vandalized with tiny messages and a lot of band-aids. I have no idea why there’s a lot of band-aid but, I reckon, this is wishing for a speedy recovery of a broken heart? LOL… 😀

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

The walls are also infested with bubble gums. Gross. Ew!

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

And yeah, there are love padlocks, too. In fact, you can buy them in the tiny souvenir shop inside.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

The Courtyard. Once you pass the door, you’ll come out into the small courtyard with the statue of Juliet. It’s been said that touching her right breast would bring good luck to your love life! And for sure, I fell for that trap, too! 😀

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

From the courtyard you’ll find Juliet’s balcony where Romeo Montague serenaded her. Look up and be amazed at the original design of the house built in late 14th century.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

Its Gothic style is undeniable.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

First Floor. You buy your ticket on the first floor (aka, ground floor). Once you’re done paying, this bald, shiny statue of Shakespeare welcomes you.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

The stairs to the second floor look like this. You’ve got to remember that the frescoes and wood here are way back from the Middle Ages. It’s an amazing feeling to touch a bit of something from a different time.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

Then, this view of the spacious room emerge right before your eyes.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

From its floor to its furniture and to the frescoes in the ceiling, you can’t help wonder if Juliet were really a fictional character.

What to See Inside Juliet's House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta - Italy).

What to See Inside Juliet’s House in Verona (Casa de Giuletta – Italy).

The walls are decorated with sketches and paintings from the play. The “Death of Romeo and Juliet” by Angelo Dall’ Oca Bianca is my most favourite of all the paintings hanging in there. I found myself staring at this while replaying the story in my head.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

On this floor, you’ll find Juliet’s balcony.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Move on to the next chamber where this was used as a set of the movie, Romeo and Juliet in 1968 by Franco Zeffirelli.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Climb another floor and you’ll find these old-fashioned computers where you can send an email to Juliet. The letters that were sent here were the inspiration of the movie, Letters to Juliet.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

There’s a room in here where the ceilings are covered in a beauty like this.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Or these walls.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Another tiny room is converted into a museum with interesting relics from the past.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Open one of the windows up there and look down to the courtyard. It’s fun to observe what tourists do to Juliet’s statue and balcony.

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet's House, Italy).

What to See Inside Casa de Giuletta in Verona (Juliet’s House, Italy).

Where to Stay in Verona

I stayed for a night in Verona. And it was just enough to see the places I wanted to visit. I arrived there in the morning, taking a train from Venice. I wasted no time exploring the city for a day, following the routes I saved via Google Map. I stayed at Allogio Afrodite, a BnB style room inside the historical area. Juliet’s House is just 5-7 minutes walk and the arena is less than 15 minutes walk. Everything you wanna see is within walking distance from here. You can book it via Booking.com.

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