"It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"
Verona: Juliet’s House
A place where millions of people come
Video full text: Juliet’s house
So many people! Here we are at Juliet’s house, and it is possible to visit a place where millions of people come. It’s the only house from the 13th and 14th century that is still intact. It was restored in around 1930. That’s not all… there’s more. This is the historic part of the house. The setting here has been furnished with a bed and it has the costumes used by Zeffirelli in his 1978 movie. One can almost hear Juliet and the nurse talking on this bed. The characters and players in this arbitrary reconstruction. Zoe plays part of the post-adolescent Juliet. Syusy, the comic-sclerotic part of the nurse. An oblivious Canadian tourist plays Romeo. “Juliet!” Nurse, dear nurse… Let me rest! It’s so busy! It’s so hot! It’s so packed with tourists! What did Romeo say? “Juliet… Juliet…” My poor tired bones! I can’t feel my knees anymore. How I would love you have my knees and I your news. How lovely this Shakespearean thing is. Nurse, will he marry me or not? “Juliet…” Romeo told me he would come round right away, beneath the balcony. An hour ago, maybe even two! Juliet arrived late, but you don’t waste time, watch the next video.
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).