Giulietta Capuleti is still one of the most famous personalities of Verona. Her home in the historic centre of Verona is visited by several thousand visitors every month and 50,000 letters are sent to her address every year.
A family emblem in the shape of a hat, carved in bas-relief on the entrance face of the house, gives the name to the street where it is located, Via Cappello, and links it to the family name of the girl “Capuleti” from “cappelletti” originating from “Dal Cappello”.
This is now a new statue, having been the first “pierced” on the right breast by the superstitious touch of millions of hands that have been visiting since the ‘70s. It is said that touching her breast brings good luck in love.
Thanks to the new statue the tradition can continue for at least another 50 years.
Inside the House
Among the furniture and furnishings also part of the set design used in Zeffirelli’s famous film as the large wooden bed and some stage clothes of the young actors.
In fact, it should be noted that as mentioned, our Juliet receives over 50,000 letters a year, which 45 “secretaries” around the world open and answer, providing their work for free.
But that’s not all, the charm of Juliet is also evident in the hundreds of padlocks, and other things, hanging from a grille in the courtyard while the thousands of writings and notes left by hopeful lovers attached to the walls of the entrance to the courtyard have recently been removed and the walls cleaned.
Also to See
A visit to Juliet’s house is a must for those passing through the beautiful historical centre of Verona.
Also in the immediate vicinity are the beautiful Piazza Erbe and the adjacent Piazza dei Signori, not to be missed. Also worth a visit is the nearby Bottega del Vino, a very old inn with an old-fashioned look and, for those who appreciate it, stocked with excellent Veronese wines.
B- PIAZZA ERBE (HERBS SQUARE)
C- PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI (LORD’S SQUARE)
D- BOTTEGA DEL VINO (WINE PUB)
E- TOMB OF JULIET