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Verona, the city of love: Romeo and Juliet’s story

Shakespeare rendered this legend immortal, setting it in Verona

There’s so much to see in Verona. But there’s nothing doing, everyone views it first and foremost as the city of Romeo and Juliet.

Let’s visit Juliet’s house here in Verona, the city of love. Tradition has it that the Capulets once lived here. Is it history or legend? It doesn’t matter much, “Romeo and Juliet” is the oldest series there is, the legend of star-crossed love.

It was William Shakespeare who rendered this legend immortal, setting it in Verona.  History, mythology, it matters not. Today Verona is the city of love!

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Video full text: Romeo and Juliet’s story

There’s so much to see in Verona.
But there’s nothing doing, everyone views it first and foremost as the city of Romeo and Juliet.
Here we are at Juliet’s house.
Tradition has it that the Capulets once lived here.
Thousands of tourists pass through here every day.
Touching Juliet’s breast is supposedly lucky.
What it means is: we’ve been here! We’ve seen Verona!
Will I be lucky in love?
Is it history or legend?
The building is the original, unlike the balcony that looks like a sarcophagus just hanging there, like a piece of scenery.
There’s the balcony!
“It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.”
What beautiful words, who wrote them?
This is the first soap in the world, the oldest series there is:
the legend of star-crossed love.
It originates in Greek literature,
and then from medieval times with the burlesque tale by Matteo Bandello, who ironically tells of the adventures of these lovers.
There is no tragedy, there is no drama;
it was Shakespeare who rendered this legend immortal, setting it in Verona.
History, mythology, it matters not.
Today Verona is the city of love!

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