Juliette house is located on via Capello near the Central square of the city, Piazza delle Erbe. Verona has a lot of historical attractions, but Shakespeare`s play brought Verona world fame as a romantic city where many lovers come.
The "House of Juliette" was built in the 13th century and for a long time belonged to the family del Capello, which sounds the same as Capuletti from Shakespeare`s play "Romeo and Juliette". Near the house you can see a marble hat, as Capello in Italian means “hat”.
In the 20th century, it was purchased by the city`s municipality, and a Museum dedicated to the characters of this romantic play was created here. Here was recreates the atmosphere of the house of medieval times. Also here was restored the balcony where Juliet listened to her lover`s impassioned speeches.
Nowadays, the House of Juliet is one of the most important attractions in Verona. Museum expositions are located on several floors. Inside the Museum, you can see 17th-century furniture, ceramics, clothing, and ancient frescoes. There is a bedroom for Juliet and a living room with a fireplace.
Couples in love always leave a message on the walls of the Arch of Desires that leads to the courtyard of Juliette House. There is a statue of Juliet in the courtyard. According to legend, lovers must touch the right breast of the statue. This will allow wishes to be fulfilled. Also, if they kiss under Juliet`s balcony, they will always be together. And, of course, all the girls go up to the first floor of the house to go out on the balcony. She can imagine or see that Romeo is waiting for her at the bottom under the balcony and confesses his love to her.
Considering the great interest of tourists to the places where the events of Shakespeare`s play "Romeo and Juliette" took place, other attractions dedicated to the characters of the play appeared in Verona. The monastery of San Francesco al Corsa has a crypt where Juliet was buried and you also can see the Romeo`s house on via Archi Scaligeri.