Romeo & Juliet and the Verona


#1

Hello Everyone!

Since most of us or all of us are aware with the famous story of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where the setting was in Verona.
I would like to ask our dear member if what are their experience on this place and is there a chance that you meet your Romeo/Juliet on the said place when you are travelling? How exciting it was to read your sharing. Thank you


#2

I’ve never been to Verona but it’s on my list of places I’d like to go, along with pretty much everywhere else in Italy. I think you’d have to be very lucky (or well, maybe really unlucky given how the story ends) to find your Romeo/Juliet there. But hey, crazier things have happened. What would you like to see in Verona?


#3

Verona is beautiful. I’ve been there twice. I’m a sucker for any place with ancient Roman influences and ruins. There are an amphitheater and an amazing bridge both dating to the 1st century AD. I didn’t meet my Romeo there, probably because the first time I wasn’t looking for him and the second time he was already with me!


#4

If you love The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and you want to discover more about the “behind the scenes”, you might find this article interesting https://theroverinleatherjacket.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/castles-romeo-juliet-montecchio-maggiore/


#5

I would love to go to Verona! That’s a great article, @fkasara, thanks for sharing it with all of us. I’m glad to hear that they’ve renovated Juliet’s castle! I think Romeo’s sounds just as interesting. I love that they will only guide you with “trembling candlelight.” I will say though, it’s such a bummer that so many castles are ruins now. I wish I could visit all of the places I’ve read about in historical books and see them as the people in them would have back in the day.


#6

That really is a great article, @fkasara! I’ve always loved Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet was my favorite when I was younger. I think that’s probably true for a lot of girls. I would love to go to Verona one day! @Griffin, I would have considered that lucky in my younger years, but now I’m pretty glad I never found my Romeo…I’m pretty glad my husband and I are still alive and happy.