Verona, the City of Romeo and Juliet’s Love
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.
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!
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