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 :)
Biblioteca Capitolare is one of the most important library collections in the whole of Europe. It was founded in the
fifth century as a Scriptorium for the "Schola Sacerdotum Sanctae Veronesis Ecclesiae", which has become today's Capitol, housed within ...
Giosuè Carducci's residence dominates the square of the same name. It is slightly set back, assuming a stately air. The
building was originally a religious sanctuary. It was closed down in 1798 and became a private residence in 1801. ...
Among the early medieval arches, the most elaborate is the Cansignorio arch. It was built by Bonino da Campione, who
opted for a complex and fastidiously ornamented architecture: the gates that encircle it are enriched by shrines with the ...