No matter what, Verona is first of all the city of Romeo and Juliet!
Verona: The Juliet Club
Juliet still receives tons of (love) letters from the whole world
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Juliet, as everybody knows, was very unlucky, but her literary fate is immortal. In a corner of the courtyard of her house, is the headquarters of the Juliet Club. Thousands of people from all over the world write to Juliet and confide in her about their own sufferings in love. «Cara Giulietta sono Giada, vorrei tanto trovare l’amore lo so che è presto…» «Dear Juliet, how are you I am a Chinese girl, 20 years old «Hola Julietta, yo quiero volver muy pronto a Verona» «Chère Juliette je suis amoreuse d’un garçon mais je ne sais pas comment lui dire que je l’aime» «Giulietta, tu che hai avuto un amore così bello e passionale ti chiedo di aiutarmi a trovare l’amore prima o poi anche io troverò l’amore» Juliet is still alive, and she battles alongside us against these heartaches! All of them are a Juliet, and there are so many of them. You reply to tons of letters that are addressed to Juliet every day, right? So how does it feel to share the heartaches of the whole wide world? It makes one feel as though there is love and that it does exist. It makes one believe in love! Juliet creates real relationships. She tells and collects real stories. Just like the one that arrived from South Africa: the tale of the love between a Swedish journalist and a South African political prisoner. She was white, he was black. They overcame every conceivable hurdle in order to stay together. They now tell Juliet their story, after 21 years of marriage. Saying that love really does exist! Is love still something that people can believe in or not? Of course. Love does exist and it is always just that. Love remains the most important thing in life. Anyone who says otherwise has never experienced it. Signature tune!
Produced in cooperation with the Official Tourist Board
Visit Verona: helpful hints
ArrivalFor international flights there is the Verona Airport, connected to the city centre by bus (rides every 20 minutes, 6€, it takes 15 minutes). The nearest airport for transcontinental flights is Bologna Airport. From the airport, first you have to reach Bologna Central Station by bus (rides every 15 minutes, it takes 30 minuts, 6€). Then either Trenitalia and Italo trains reach Verona in 50 minutes, prices change according to class and services.
TransportsWalking is the best way to visit Verona. Anyway you can move by bus, a single ticket costs 1,3€ and it lasts 90 minutes. For more information check the ATV website.
What to do
Verona, the city of love, is in the North Eastern Italy and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known wordlwide to be the city of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, here you can visit Juliet’s House with the iconic balcony (“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” – that one). But Verona is famous even more for the Arena di Verona, that is basically the greatest Opera theatre in the world! Check the official website of the Arena for the shows calendar, don’t miss the opportunity to attend a concert sit on this Roman masterpiece (Summer only, of course. No roof, above is only sky, you know). Watch Italia Slow Tour web serie about the city of love.
Last, but not least, Verona is also near the lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy (it takes 30 minutes to Peschiera del Garda or Lazise, 4o minutes to Bardolino, by car).