Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet’s Love

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I was going though some pictures on my computer and I came across some of my favorites shots from the city of Verona, the city of love. We visited it during our last trip to Italy. So much beauty all around us! We try to go visit the motherland almost every summer and we always have a blast. It’s so nice to spend time with family and explore beautiful places.

The gorgeous city of Verona is one of the most historical places in Italy. History just surrounds you in any direction. It is also famous for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet’s love story. It’s the city where the two lovers lived and died for each other in 1303. We visited the well known balcony, where the  young Juliet and Romeo shared a kiss.

Do you remember the lines?

” O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?  

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;    

Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love  

 And I’ll no longer be a Capulet”.

 

I could just imagine the scene in front of my eyes..Romeo trying to climb up to the balcony and meet the love of his life, despite the opposition of their families.

 

Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet's Love. Romeo and Juliet's balcony
Romeo and Juliet’s Balcony in Verona
Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet's Love. image of me and Lucas by the wall at the Romeo and Juliet's balcony covered in love notes
Wall with Love Notes in Verona

The wall that proceeds the courtyard where the balcony is located, was the neatest thing. It’s tradition for lovers and couples from around the world, to write their names or love words on the wall. It was literally covered in ink. So much love!

Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet's Love. Image of wall by the Romeo and juliet's balcony where people stick love post its on
Love Notes on the Wall in Verona

Another area was instead covered with love notes on post-its. How awesome is that? I enjoyed reading several of those. The people from Verona are very passionate about this cameo of the city’s history. They are so proud of it, that it’s tradition to still celebrate Juliet’s birthday in September. Juliet’s club organizes the festivities and they also replay to thousands of letters addressed to Juliet, that they receive every year. You can write a letter too, from wherever you are! http://www.julietclub.com/it/

If you want to know more, I suggest you visit the Tripadvisor page!

The Romeo & Juliet’s play is one of the most famous theatrical works of Shakespeare. If you are a sucker for romantic plots, then this is one of those books that you want to have in your personal library! JR

 

35 Comments

  1. shan

    November 11, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    How cool to see that in person! awesome

    1. Jessica Reed

      November 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      Yes,it was an amazing experience!

  2. Lori Geurin

    November 11, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    I’ve always wanted to travel to Italy and this post makes me want to go even more. I’m a sucker for romantic tales and Romeo and Juliet does not disappoint. This much have been such an awesome experience…thanks for sharing!

    1. Jessica Reed

      November 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

      You are welcome. It’s never too late to take a trip to Italy!

  3. Flossie McCowald | SuperMomHacks

    November 12, 2017 at 7:15 am

    The photo of the balcony just made it all so real for me! That is SO COOL you have been there – I would love to visit Italy someday!

    1. Jessica Reed

      November 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      I hope you get to go one day. It’s beautiful!

    2. Jessica Reed

      November 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

      I hope you get to go one day, It’s so beautiful!

  4. Shannon | Mom Without Labels

    November 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Verona was one of my favorite places in Italy! I’m so glad I was able to write my name on the wall! Great photos!

    1. Jessica Reed

      November 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      I am glad you got to see it!

  5. Mama Writes Reviews

    November 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Oh my! That’s gorgeous! I’m totally adding it to my vacation list. Thanks for sharing!
    -Mama from Mama Writes Reviews

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