Casa di Giulietta is a Horrible Tourist Attraction

Let me preface this by stating that I did NOT visit Verona for this.  Nor did I even care to see it.  But when it is located right in the center and you pass it twice, you just figure… screw it, let’s check it out.

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta is the House of Juliet.  Shakespeare’s Juliet.  You know… from that cheesy but semi-cute, predictable movie, “Letters to Juliet”?  Please tell me you know it from the first and not solely the second.

Anyways, this free attraction is basically a house, statue, balcony, and stupid tourist shops dedicated to all things Juliet Capulet.  I get the idea… and it is cute, especially if it were like “Letters to Juliet” where girls travel from all over the world crying and yearning for love and romance.  But it is not like that.  In fact, I was yearning to get out of there as soon as I saw the stupid gum wall (things like gum walls are okay in places like Seattle, but c’mon Verona… this is just tacky and gross).  It was littered with tourists and brought me into a claustrophobic hell for all 5 minutes I stood inside of there.

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Casa di Giulietta in Verona, Italy

Anyways, Verona rocks and you should definitely spend a day in Verona but Casa di Giulietta is not a reason to visit Verona.  Visit it for every other reason, but not just for this.

Comments (23)

Totally agree with you about the over-touristyness, but yes, Verona is a beautiful city :)
Side note: I’m so glad I had free tickets to see Letters to Juliet because I would not have been able to sit through that movie knowing I had paid money to see it ha ha.

hahaha so agree! i saw the movie first ondemand at home i think? so i didnt pay too much. it wasnt THAT bad, but just totally cheesy and super predictable!

I started the movie and couldn’t even finish it. I freakin’ love the cheesiest of the cheesiest chick flicks and I couldn’t even get through it – that’s bad!! Sad that the actual house is just as awful!!

The pictures are pretty cool, and the idea is great…but I HATE crowded places and would have been annoyed too!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

yea i was really not happy in that place! in fact, most of these photos are ones my boyfriend took :)

Really?? I wanted to go there one day and check it out. Might still take a little look one day…when I eventually get to Europe!

yea it is weird b/c i went in with zero expectations and still didnt care for it. but to each their own! you may love it ;)

the pictures look like it’s pretty neat! but i am guessing there must be a lot better things to see there!

yea verona has a handful of better sights than this <3

I visited about 10 years ago and remember the touristic chaos. I hope you at least grabbed her boob for good luck! (I swear, that’s what they TOLD us to do!)

hahah i refused to do it because there was a line! i got too anxious to wait for anything further in that place!

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