According to tradition, this is the home of Miss Juliet from the famous Romeo and Juliet Shakespearian play. Juliet, a medieval beauty, loved Romeo, the son of a rival family. The end, caution, spoiler, is not good!
Inside the courtyard of the house you can see the stone terrace where Juliet stood, according to the stories, while Romeo sang serenades of love. Today there are countless tourists coming to the city for this famous terrace, but then this lyrical encounter was a secret affair, since the two families had a fierce rivalry. When the story is revealed and they are required to separate from each other, the two decide to take their lives and die together, loving eachother forever.
Thanks to the Shakespearian play, written by the greatest playwright in the history of the theater, the two lovers Romeo and Juliet are known all over the world. Many tourists come here to be close to where one of the greatest and tragic love stories in history took place.
In fact, the Gothic palace before you is the home of the Capello family, which has remained standing since it was built in the 13th century.
Do not let the fact that this balcony and the window next to it were created in the 1930's spoil you the wonderful story. These were created here, as part of a renovation of the building, in which antique furniture and paintings that perpetuated the story of Romeo and Juliet were also brought here.
The reason? - The Italians believe that if they put their hand on Juliet's breast, they will have health, good luck and eternal love. It is not certain that this will indeed happen, but there is no doubt that if you wait for your turn to do so, you will get a unique photograph, with no hint of rudeness, because everyone is doing it here.
The story of the two lovers Romeo and Juliet has for centuries occupied the greatest artists, writers and composers. The audience flock to productions, following the books, the songs, the operas and the paintings, and never cease to be interested in all that concerns the greatest love of all, with the lesson on the side.
In house number 21 on Via Cappelo in the city of Verona, somewhere in northern Italy, lived according to the belief Juliet Capulet, a member of the Capulet family. Italian writer Luigi Deporto is the one who wrote about her and her lover Romeo in 1524. No one knows if the story actually took place, but it became so well known that everyone believed it, without a doubt.
About 70 years later, William Shakespeare of England will also write his most famous version of the story, about the lovers of the rival families, the Capulets and Montagues, whose families forbade them to meet, fall in love or marry, and therefore gave up on their lives.
Tourists in Verona continue to visit the house in Verona. It also serves as a museum that explains and gives a glimpse into the life of almost 500 years ago, in Italy of those times.
The connectionof that Capello family with the Capulet family from the Romeo and Juliet came much later. This connection occurred when the drama turned the two into a world story. Either way, in the 19th century it was widely believed that this was the home of Juliet, the heroine of the tragedy.
The Shakespearean tragedy takes place in the city of Verona around the 14th century. Verona of those days was immersed in a fierce struggle between the German Kaiser, who heads the Second Reich and controls the Holy Roman Empire, and the Christian Pope, the leader of all Catholics. Romeo's family, the Montague family, belonged to the Pope's supporters, the so-called "Gualfim." Juliet is a member of the Capulet family. It was a family that supported the German emperor and was on the opposite side - the Ghiblins.
From this argument and historical context, between the emperor's supporters and the papal supporters, the controversy, the rivalry and the hatred between the families, led to the death of the lovers.
Inside the house is a small and insignificant museum, the entrance to which allows you to be photographed on the balcony.
After the house you can stroll along the river and do shopping in the nearby Via Mazzini pedestrian street.