And the famous Shakespearean play, Romeo e Giulietta, is what brings Verona its fame.  Now, though there are no historical records of the son of Montague and the daughter of Capulet or a pair of star-crossed lovers, the families did exist.  Shakespeare got his idea for this play from an old story book (a guy who collected his short stories in a book), which is rather interesting, and begs the question if something like this actually happened.


The brick house in the picture is the Montague’s house.  (taken 24.1.2015)


And this is the outside of Giulietta‘s house.  (taken 24.1.2015)


Everyone knows the famous balcony scene – well, this is the fake balcony.  In reality, this balcony was placed on the house because it was more romantic.  The actual balcony was taken off – the next picture shows what the real balcony would have looked like.  (taken 24.1.2015)


An example of what the real balcony would be like.  (taken 24.1.2015)


Here is beautiful Giulietta.  No, I did not touch her because 1) that is extremely gross – do you know how many germs are probably on that? and 2) there was no line – it was kind of like a free for all – not my thing.  But apparently she brings you good luck.  Oh, and the original is showcased inside the museum because people wore a hole through her.  (taken 24.1.2015)


And this is one of the two walls of love notes to Giulietta.  I, sadly, did not write one because I forgot to.  But there’s always another weekend!  [For those of you who saw Letters to Juliet, it’s nothing like reality.]  (taken 24.1.2015)