If you love romance, just go visit Juliet's house. Even before Shakespeare, two Italians wrote the story of two star-crossed lovers, Luigi Da Porto and Matteo Bandello, which proves that this legend was already popular in 1300. In the old tower house dating back to the end of 1200, behind a majestic wrought iron gate, there is the house of the Capulets. On the inside of the arch, we find the coat of arms with a hat, the symbol of the family. In the bright courtyard you will see the famous balcony where Juliet stood while Romeo declared his love, while at the centre of the courtyard her bronze statue which is an amulet now. Everybody wants to touch Juliet’s breast, indeed, for good luck. Lovers from all over the world want to believe in this legend, and they write on the entrance walls their promises and desires. Periodically these panels are replaced and become works of art exhibited in the museum.
In recent years even the padlocks hanging on the walls inside the yard celebrate such promises of love. The house, restored in 1935, preserves the style of typical 14th-century Venetian homes, with the simplicity and refinement of its furnishings and frescoes.
Today it often hosts exhibitions, events and weddings.