Feb 13, 2009

Verona, Italy: Romeo and Juliet's Balcony

Back to the subject of my past trip to Italy.

Verona is a city that's famous for being the setting for an ancient Italian tale: Romeo and Juliet's tragic love. So Shakespeare wasn't the first person who tell their story.

I don't like any tragic lovers' story. Still, out of curiosity I went to Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's House) to see the famous balcony. Apparently there is more historical evidence that the house was actually a bordello for many years before being bought by the city and turned into a tourist attraction.

How about Romeo's house? Though there's no proof to support the believe that any Montagues ever owned the place, his "house" is now a restaurant called Osteria Dal Duca. Apparently it's a far more worthy sight to visit. Sadly I didn't have time to do that.

On the photo below you can see traces of frescoes on the buildings' outside walls. The frescoes aren't in the best conditions as they've been exposed to weather for many many years.

1 comment:

Louis said...

Beautiful pictures, they almost tell their own little story.

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