If you would like to see a pleasant old building then visit this 13th century house in Verona Italy but if you want to see the balcony of Romeo and Juliet then Verona is not the place .
The balcony in Shakespeare’s play doesn’t exist and anyway Shakespeare’s stage instructions called for a window scene and not, as commonly believed, a balcony scene.
Verona Italy has so many absolutely wonderful architectural attractions that the Romeo and Juliet balcony should be way down your sightseeing list.
This is not the most beautiful balcony in the world by any stretch of the imagination – for an idea of what it looks like have a look at the photo below. The photo is a little flattering...it isn't quite as lovely as it looks in the photo!
To be honest this is a tourist trap. The house has nothing to do with the fictional characters in Shakespeare’s play and, from what I understand, the balcony was only added in the 1930s.
You won’t get many involved in the Verona tourism business to admit that – it might just ruin a great bit of marketing.
Perhaps for reasons of romantic imperative you still wish to see the balcony then visit our map page to see where this, and other lovelier Verona attractions are.
If you would like some real romace in Italy though there are three other places to visit. They are:
The Pavonne Castle
Getting back to the balcony; the good news is that you can wander into the tourist infested courtyard and see the balcony at no cost. However should you want to go into the "museum" and stand on the balcony then you will have to pay – my advice is don’t bother.
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