“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
(Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare)
Everyone recites and reveres the eternal love story of Romeo and Juliet, but probably not everyone recognises the narrow streets and ancient walls that once held the most romantic love story of all time…
The Charming History of Verona
Verona is a splendid historical jewel, extremely precious and romantic for all the couples of the world who visit every day and share their love on what is said to be Juliet’s balcony. This exquisite city in Italy is a perfect getaway for lovers. Not only renowned for the heart-throbbing story of Romeo and Juliet, this magical location is also a fairytale escape in its own right.
Embark on a timeless journey through Verona where you will discover hidden corners and ancient architecture. Get a glance into the culture of the quintessential medieval town as you stroll around the pedestrian cobblestone paths. Embrace the aura of a past era as you walk by old ale houses and stone-carved restaurants. This charming village, built between the meandering Adige River, offers a breath-taking view overlooking the water.
Before you head to the most popular and romantic spot, be sure to make your way around the central plazas and stunning squares. Wander through the streets and you will arrive at the grand Piazza delle Erbe. Look up and admire the Baroque style facades of the Mazzanti houses and the majestic Torre dei Lamberti. The blend of different eras makes this city rich in heritage, as emblematic as the Madonna Verona set on the central fountain, which dates back to Roman times.
Probably one of the most marvelous concert halls and theatres of the world sits in Verona. The incredible Arena di Verona is a 1st century amphitheater, which makes it a one-of-a-kind backdrop to any exclusive event. With an open arena and a skylight evening, you can enjoy the precious opera nights as you get swept into the past.
La Casa di Giulietta
A true slice of heaven, Verona is host to the legendary home of the Capulet family, which is now best recognised as Juliet’s home, as set by Shakespeare. Even if there isn’t enough evidence to prove the existence of Juliet and Romeo, we like to keep the story alive and inspire lovers with their romance. Stumble upon the open square inside the Capulet residency and prepare to be amazed by the amount of love messages stuck to the walls. Couples from around the world, inspired by the enchantment that surrounds this special location, celebrate their love with touching words under the famous balcony.
By Eleonora Tucci