Visit to Juliet's House in Verona: timetables, prices and advice

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When it comes to romance and Italian cities, one of the most popular destinations is certainly Verona. William Shakespeare's tragedy that tells the troubled love story between Romeo and Juliet helped to increase its notoriety marking it as one of the most romantic cities in Italy. Added to this are all the undisputed beauties scattered within Verona but the fact remains that the historic center is full of buildings dedicated to the two lovers that attract the greatest number of visitors. The most famous attraction? Juliet's House. Here's how to get there, prices and advice.



Index

  1. Hours and prices
  2. Tours, guided tours and tickets online
  3. What to see and how to visit of Juliet's House
  4. Where is it and how to get there
  5. Useful tips for visiting the attraction
  6. Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief
  7. User questions and comments

Hours and prices

  • Monday from 13:30 to 19:30, from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30
  • Best time to avoid queues: before 11:00 and after 18:00
  • € 6,00
  • Reductions: € 1,00 for children from 8 to 14 years - € 4,50 for groups of over 15 people and over 60 - € 1,00 on the first Sunday of the month, but only from October to May
  • Free: all people with disabilities, residents in the municipality of Verona over 65 and holders of the Verona Card - Buy online

Tours, guided tours and tickets online

What to see and how to visit of Juliet's House

La Casa di Giulietta, as its name already indicates, is a house in all respects, therefore its interior is divided into the normal rooms of a house. You can then observe the bedroom, the dining room and much more, all enriched by furnishings, paintings, frescoes, clothes and other objects of various kinds. But not everything that is interesting is inside the house because even in the courtyard that will welcome you you will find some curious peculiarities.



1 - The Statue of Juliet

Even before entering the building you will find outside one of the main attractions of the house, the statue of Juliet, dedicated to her by Nereo Costantini. This large bronze representation has now become the true symbol of the house and the object of everyone's photographs. In fact, it is customary for visitors to be immortalized while they touch her left breast as a superstitious and lucky rite.

2 - Costumes

The bedroom was used for the exhibition of clothes and furnishings used on the set of the film Romeo and Juliet shot in 1968 by Franco Zeffirelli. Although the center of the exhibition is Juliet's bed, the eye will certainly be captured by the series of elegant and colorful costumes worn by the actors that follow one another throughout the room.

3 - The Ceramics

Another important and interesting collection inside the house is certainly that of ceramics. Each of these is a common household object but made entirely of pottery in the medieval style and the early Veronese Renaissance.

4 - The Frescoes

To enrich the value of the house are certainly the paintings that are exhibited throughout the structure. Among the most beautiful we want to mention the Madonna on the throne, the Madonna with the child on the throne, the Holy Face, the Candelabra of flowers and fruit and the Trinity and Saints, all coming from the most important palaces of Verona.


5 - The Prints

Among the rooms of the Casa di Giulietta, in addition to the countless frescoes just mentioned, there is also a series of prints and engravings depicting some scenes from the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. This collection was donated to the museum in 2005 by Giovanni Rana.


6 - The Balcony

Another unmissable attraction is undoubtedly the famous balcony, recurring in the story that tells of Juliet and Romeo. As for photographs, even here the situation becomes curious. In fact, near the balcony they are created two rows of visitors: the first is that of women who want to be immortalized while looking out and the second is that of men who will have to look out from another balcony to take the picture!

7 - The Wall

It is a wall just outside Juliet's House, located under the arch of the building's courtyard. It will be impossible not to notice it as it is very colorful and full of cards. Also in this case it is a tradition, which involves leaving a note or writing on the wall after the visit, be it a sentence, a dedication, initials or simply a signature.


Where is it and how to get there

  • On foot: it is located in the historic center, so it is easily reachable on foot from any place you are simply along the main streets of the center - Get directions
  • By bus: by city bus 110 getting off at the Piazza Erbe stop or at the Church of San Fermo, both very close to Juliet's House

Useful tips for visiting the attraction

  1. Get up early: the ideal would be to reach the entrance by 8:00
  2. Buy the city card: if you are interested in visiting other museums or attractions in the city, we recommend the purchase of the Verona Card city card which allows free access to Juliet's House and will save you on other admissions - Buy online
  3. Watch out for restrictions: in some attractions and museums it is not allowed to bring water, food and other objects so pay attention to the sign you will find at the entrance
  4. Minimum time: we advise you to consider a minimum of 1 hour for the visit
  5. Bring a pen with you: you will need it at the end of the visit to leave the mark of your passage on the wall outside the house by writing a dedication or your name

Historical notes, curiosities and practical info: what to know in brief

The Casa di Giulietta was declared as such starting from 1907.
Until then it was simply a medieval building of the thirteenth century that belonged first to the Dal Cappello family and then to different owners, each of which carried out renovations, modifying the original style.
Over the years though popular belief that this was the birthplace of Giulietta Capuleti emerged, so the Municipality of Verona decided to acquire part of the complex but still today the emblem of the original family, the Dal Cappello, is still present, engraved in the keystone of the arch located in the courtyard.


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