Romeo and Juliet's Balcony in Verona Italy

If you would like to see a lovely old building then visit this 13th century house in Verona 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 according to experts and anyway Shakespeare’s stage instructions called for a window scene and not, as commonly believed, a balcony scene.

Verona has so many absolutely wonderful architectural attractions that the Romeo and Juliet balcony shouldn't be top of your sightseeing list. 

To be honest this is a bit of 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.

Romeo and Juliet Verona

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 it and other lovelier Verona attractions are.

Actually, despite me sounding a little cynical in the previous paragraphs, I'd still suggest you visit.  I hate to admit it but it is actually a little romantic and anyway, how could you come all the way to Verona and not be able to tell people you visited 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. 

Looking for real romance in Italy? These are the places to visit: 

Lake Orta

The Pavonne Castle

Venice

Juliet's balcony
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