For tourists arriving in Verona, the first thing I want to visit museum called "Juliet's House". The house in which the museum has been located for over 700 years, andHouse of juliet”He became only in the 20th century. This is the same house in which the Capello family lived (Shakespeare gave them the name Capulet), and which is described in great detail in Shakespeare's work.
This house has its own destiny. In 1667, the Capello family sold their housing to the Rizzardi family, who made a kind of hotel in the house. Travelers often stayed here for the night, and the owners told them about the previously Shakespearean heroine. In fact, the house was no different from other buildings in Italy. In 1907 he was put up for auctionwhere it was bought by the city authorities. After that, it was decided to organize a museum here.
The Verona authorities were in no hurry to carry out restoration work, and we can say that this would have continued for another hundred years, if not ... If not movie "Romeo and Juliet"who was shot by George Cukor in 1936. It was this incident that marked the beginning of the new life of The Juliet's House, and interest in Shakespeare's work revived again. The restoration was completed in a few weeks, and the museum was open to visitors who went there in great numbers.
First of all, museum visitors get into the courtyard of the house, where a beautiful arch in the Gothic style immediately attracts attention. In the background is a brick wall, powerful columns in the garden. Immediately striking is the balcony, which is very beautifully executed. It is hard not to recognize in it the Balcony of Love of Romeo and Juliet. In the process of restoration of the balcony used a carved plate of the 14th century, under which young couples kiss - they believe that nothing will ever separate them.
At the entrance to the house stands Juliet sculpturemade by Nereo Constantini of bronze. Everyone really wants to take a picture with the sculpture, so it is most of all guarded by museum workers in the house. There is a belief that touching Juliet's right breast, luck and love will “haunt” you all your life.
In the house itself, you can see everything related to the work of Shakespeare, as well as with various films shot on the tragedy. Also in the house you will see various paintings, photographs, costumes of characters and much more.
The tradition of lovers who visitedJuliet's House", Began to leave love notes directly on the walls of the museum. And for those who want to confess their love to Romeo or Juliet, there are computers on the top floor of the house where you can send an email to your favorite character.