Ultimate romantic getaway: Shakespeare’s Juliet house now welcomes guests
Who will look down from this balcony come Valentine’s Day 2020?
For the first time in decades, Juliet’s house will welcome guests for an unforgettable stay in what must be the most romantic place on earth.
For the very first time in decades, Juliet’s House in Verona, Italy will welcome a present-day Romeo and Juliet to stay overnight on Valentine’s Day.
We find out more about this Airbnb deal both Shakespeare nuts and hopeless romantics will love.
Bringing the world’s most famous love story to life
The medieval house where Shakespeare’s Juliet is said to have lived will welcome one couple for an unforgettable experience on Valentine’s Day 2020.
The lucky guests will stay for one night, enjoy a banquet cooked by a two Michelin star chef and read love letters written to Juliet.
Of course, they will also get to enjoy the view from the house’s emblematic balcony famous for Juliet’s declaration of love.
A romantic experience awaits
Of course, sleeping in Juliet’s actual quarter is only half the fun of this stay. To create a most realistic experience, the room will be furnished with the original carved bed used in the famous 1968 Rome and Juliet movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
The candlelit dinner will be served by a personal butler in Juliet’s dining room, a magnificent room complete with marble floors, ceiling frescoes and antique furniture.
Giancarlo Perbelline, the two-star Michelin chef who will be preparing the evening’s dinner will guide the couple through their culinary experience and reveal every secret of his special gastronomic creation.
As if this wasn’t all romantic enough already, after dinner the guests are invited to snuggle up by the fireplace to answer some of the inspiring and touching love letters sent to Juliet every year from all parts of the world – with pen and paper, of course.
To create tangible memories, a professional photographer will take the couple on a private tour of Verona. Here they will discover the hidden jewels and the charming world of Romeo and Juliet and take the perfect photos to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Casa Julieta: a symbol of enduring love
The world’s most famous love story took place in the Italian city of Verona. Although Shakespeare did not specify her exact whereabouts, it is believed that Casa Giulietta in the city centre is the true home of his famous protagonist.
Today, the 13th-century house operates as a museum and is a place of romantic pilgrimage and an international symbol of love where thousands of love letters arrive from all around the world.
Thanks to this tradition of several decades, this Italian city earned the nickname of ‘the city of love’ and has kept the NGO Juliet ‘s Club occupied, which has a team of volunteers known as Juliet’s secretaries who answer the letters individually.