This is an obligatory port of call for any visitor to Verona, not least to see the Juliet statue, dedicated to the joys of ... More
Casa di Giulietta
This is an obligatory port of call for any visitor to Verona, not least to see the Juliet statue, dedicated to the joys of being in love.The building, is based on the 13th-century design, was built on the remains of a Roman insula building. The elegant balcony which looks out over the courtyard was renovated by Antonio Avena in 1935, while the much-photographed Juliet statue is by Nereo Costantini. Juliet's house is now the property of the state and is used to house temporary art exhibitions.
"Juliet's balcony" is pretty and very popular, but we didn't go into the little museum they had. Seems strange that they make a big deal out of what may or may not have been the inspiration for Shakespeare's play :)
The Giardino Giusti contains all the features of a typical Renaissance garden: geometrical layout of flowerbeds and hedgerows, fountains, grottos,
mask, mythological statues, avenues of cypresses and a maze. Mozart, Goethe, kings and emperors have all visited this garden, ...
Palazzo Barbieri has, since 1874 been the seat of the council offces, but was originally the Gran Guardia Nuova built
for military purposes by Giuseppe Barbieri, between 1835 and 1848 on the site of the demolished Misericordia hospital. This ...
This church was run by the Benedictines but was taken over by the Franciscans in 1260. The Brenzoni mausoleum is
definitely the most valuable piece in the whole building. It was built between 1422 and 1439 by the Florentine ...
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