Verona Italy and the mythology of Romeo and Juliet

photos with Juliet
photos with Juliet; copyright jmeyersforeman 

The House of Juliet, where the real-life Cappello family once lived, is a mob scene. The tiny, courtyard is a spectacle, with visitors from all over the world posing on the balcony and taking snapshots of each other rubbing Juliet’s bronze breast, and hoping to get lucky in love.  The walls are covered with love notes and pennies stuck to the wall with gum.

love notes on the wall
love notes on the wall; copyright jmeyersforeman 
gum and pennies
gum and pennies; copyright jmeyersforeman 

and of course there is a tourist shop selling the usual tourist items, and love locks.

love locks and love letters
love locks and love letters; copyright jmeyersforeman 

Verona has so much more to offer, in the way of historical sites, wonderful quaint wine bars and beautiful piazzas, but everyone who visits the city stops here in this tiny courtyard, a pilgrimage of sorts, to great love story.

 

 

 

 

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