An original walk in Verona, on Shakespeare’s footsteps

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Verona is the monumental, charming stage on which William Shakespeare set one of his major works: “Romeo and Juliet”, a tragic story of love and loss that, still today, calls thousands people in this city, to follow the footsteps of the two protagonists.
This private tour will allow you to discover the places where the story could habìve taken place, according to the tradition, and surely to breathe the enchanting atmosphere that Verona has kept from the Renaissance age to our days. Starting from the well known house of Juliet, you will move to Romeo’s house, standing close to the amazing Arche Scaligere, the monumental tombs of the ancient lords of Verona. The tour will end in a former monastery, where you will reach the place where the young heroine may have rested in peace.

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Duration: 3 hours
Starts: Verona, Italy
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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Verona is the monumental, charming stage on which William Shakespeare set one of his major works: “Romeo and Juliet”, a tragic story of love and loss that, still today, calls thousands people in this city, to follow the footsteps of the two protagonists.
This private tour will allow you to discover the places where the story could habìve taken place, according to the tradition, and surely to breathe the enchanting atmosphere that Verona has kept from the Renaissance age to our days. Starting from the well known house of Juliet, you will move to Romeo’s house, standing close to the amazing Arche Scaligere, the monumental tombs of the ancient lords of Verona. The tour will end in a former monastery, where you will reach the place where the young heroine may have rested in peace.

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Stop At: Casa di Giulietta, Via Cappello 23, 37121, Verona Italy

Actually belonged to the Veronese family Capuleti (even though the correct spelling would be Cappelletti), mentioned by Shakespeare in his most famous tragedy, this mansion went under a deep refitting during the first half of the 20th century. This was meant to bring it back to a possible Renaissance style, since the palace appearance at the end of 19t century was completely different, more similar to a balcony house. Today, the interiors host a collection of antique engravings, pieces of furniture and costumes used in the movie by Franco Zeffirelli. In the courtyard, you can admire the magnificent bronze statue of Juliet by Nereo Costantini that has become the symbol of Verona.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Arche Scaligere, Via Santa Maria in Chavica near Piazza dei Signori, Verona Italy

This remarkable complex, dating back to the 14th century, hosts the monumental tombs of the family Della Scala, which ruled the city of Verona at that time. The tombs were built in a mature gothic style which shows the first impressions of the Renaissance.

Pass By: Romeo’s House (Casa di Romeo), Via delle Arche Scaligeri, 37121, Verona Italy

The building, which may have belonged to the Montecchi family, stands close by the Arche Scaligere. It occupies three sides of a typical medieval inner court, with the fourth side being hidden from the street by a tall embattled wall.
The mansion can not be visited, since it is now a private property.

Stop At: Tomba di Giulietta, Via Luigi da Porto, Verona Italy

The grave, which owes its current appearance to a 1937 restoring, is said to host the mortal remains of Giulietta Capuleti, the well known protagonist of Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet”. It stands into the former monastery of Capuchin friars, dating back to the 13th century.

Duration: 30 minutes



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