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Juliet's house: photos, description (Casa di Giulietta)

Juliet's house is perhaps the most visited attraction in Verona, to see that thousands of lovers from all over the world. This small house was built in the 13th century and, thanks to the great genius of William Shakespeare, for centuries considered to be the home of the legendary Juliet.

Once this structure is located near the Piazza Erbe, belonged to the family of Dal Cappello, which became the prototype of the Capulet family. Their coat of arms in marble of a hat and can be seen today on the archway leading into the inner courtyard. In the second half of the 17th century the house was sold, and since then has repeatedly changed owners, until in 1907 it was purchased by the City Council of Verona for the organisation of the Museum. By the time the house was almost completely dilapidated and required significant repair and restoration work. However, the municipality has not been able to find the money for it, and only after the release in 1936 of the famous film George cukor's "Romeo and Juliet" has begun active work to transform the house into a tourist facility.

In accordance with Shakespeare's play Juliet's House gave a romantic view: the brick facade was decorated with Gothic elements, the Windows were framed accordingly, and was even reconstructed some buildings, facing the courtyard. The yard with the legendary Juliet's balcony has also been rebuilt and acquired the appearance of a yard from the movie cukor appeared crenelated wall and the column under the balcony. Later this wall was placed the lines from Shakespeare's tragedy. And in 1972 there was a bronze statue of Juliet, which enjoys continued popularity with tourists. It is believed that touching her right breast will bring good luck in love.

Restoration work was also carried out in the 1970-ies and 1990-ies. During the last in the house with the appropriate ornaments and frescoes were recreated atmosphere of the 14th century. Finally, in 1997, the House of Juliet was inaugurated the Museum. Today you can see works of art created on a theme "Romeo and Juliet", photographs from the film cukor and a collection of paintings by Franco Zeffirelli 1968 - two, the marriage bed, and thumbnails. Many tourists leave on the walls of the arch leading to the courtyard from the street, the Declaration of love.

By the way, in Verona there are so-called Romeo's House is a historic 14th century mansion belonging to the family of Nogarola. It has Gothic features and is surrounded by crenellated wall. Sorry, this is private property, and access is closed here. All listings of municipality about buying the house and turning it into a Museum was rejected by the owners.