We were walking around Verona, Italy one night and decided we should go check out Juliet’s Balcony – Casa di Giulietta.
Three of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. It is unknown if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy at all, but his plays have lured many visitors to Verona and surrounding cities.
In addition to the balcony, there is a bronze statue of Juliet. The metal on her right breast is worn bare due to a legend that if a person strokes the right breast of the statue, that person will have good fortune and luck in love.
Many visitors buy love locks to place in the courtyard. They also write love letters and put chewing gum on the walls!
Some of the love locks:
And some video from our visit: