Which is the most famous balcony in the world? Well, it is none other than Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) in Verona, Italy. Whether or not you are a fan of English Literature, you have most certainly heard of the story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Indeed, so classic is this tale of Shakespeare that throngs of visitors crowd Casa di Gilulietta everyday hoping to bask in the undying love between Romeo and Juliet. Interestingly, however, the balcony was never the location where Romeo declared his love for Julia. The balcony was, in fact, added in during the 20th century. Nevertheless, for die-hard Shakespeare fans looking to live out their dreams, Casa di Giulietta is still a quaint pretty destination to visit.
At just 1 hour 30 minutes away from Milan by train, Verona has plenty of destinations to offer to tourists. My top 3 favorites are:
Arena Civica: Inspired by Roman amphitheaters, the Arena Civica may be smaller than Rome’s Colosseum, but it is still a charming location to enjoy an opera performance or two nonetheless
Lamberti’s Tower (Torre dei Lamberti): Want a spectacular view of Verona but not a fan of climbing stairs? Fret not! With an elevator installed at Lamberti’s Tower, a splendid view overlooking the entire city is just a swift ride away.
Castel San Pietro: For me, the sunset view at Castel San Pietro is much more romantic than the love notes in Juliet’s House.