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Verona in love

The history of Verona is tied up inextricably with love when Shakespeare made Verona famous by setting here his most well known love play Romeo and Juliet.

Verona in Love. Photo credit: Sunshinecity

Verona in Love. Photo credit: Sunshinecity

During ‘Verona in love’ anything can happen! The city welcomes lovers of all ages and from all over the world. All of them will experience an unforgettable Valentine’s day in the romantic city of Verona.

From the 14 to the 16 of February several activities such as free concerts will be held in the romantic Piazza dei Signori. But events are going far beyond space and time by introducing participants to the world narrated by Shakespeare and involving them in an unforgettable atmosphere: love. The entire city will be dressed in red with unique lights and decorations where visitors will have the chance to live inside a delightful dream, imagine themselves living in the romantic XVI century.

Make the most of your romantic experience by booking a room at Palazzo Victoria.

Verona in love Photo credit: Sunshinecity

Verona in love. Photo credit: Sunshinecity


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Verona Celebrates Juliet’s Birthday!

We have spoken before of the most famous lovers in the world, Romeo and Juliet, and the many speculations surrounding their story. And precisely because we love mystery and we love a party, this festivity is one of our favorites. This weekend, Verona celebrates the anniversary of its best ambassador: Juliet’s birthday.



Professor Giuseppe Franco Viviani estimated that Juliet’s birthday would have been on September 16, 1284. This date is much discussed, but the Veronese indulge in the party and the fun. Hence, this weekend (Saturday 5 and Sunday 6) the city dresses as Juliet’s universe in the trecento to commemorate the legend of the most beautiful girl in Verona. The Club di Giulietta (Juliet’s Club), which organizes the celebrations every year, sets up the Piazza dei Signori and the Cortile del Mercato Vecchio as stunning scenarios where artisants and artists showcase their creations. Amazing musical and theatrical performances also take place during the weekend.

Juliet's birthday 2014


Our insider tip is to take a guided tour organized specially for the occasion. Visitors have the opportunity to follow Juliet’s footsteps through Verona and make a special stop at her famous home and tomb. If you haven’t joined in on the fun yet, make sure to celebrate Juliet’s birthday with us at Palazzo Victoria!

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3 fun facts about ‘Romeo and Juliet’ you probably didn’t know

We all know the story: young man and young lady fall in love in the magical city of Verona, rival families, impossible relationship, tragic ending. However, Romeo and Juliet is still one of the most studied and performed plays to this day. And although very little remains unexplored about the story, the characters or Shakespeare himself, there are still some mysteries to unveil.

Here are 3 fun facts about Romeo and Juliet that you probably didn’t know:

1. Shakespeare never visited Verona. Even though Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love and die in the city, the English playwright never put a foot on the Veneto region. We have to thank him for becoming the universal city of love.

2. Juliet’s house in Verona is filled with love notes from tourists. The number of love notes that visitors leave on every corner of the house is so big, that the authorities need to clean it up. They usually do it twice a year: on Valentine’s Day and on September 17, Juliet’s birthday. There is also a message wall, where visitors can scribble their love wishes—just like the one we have at Palazzo Victoria!

Sources: (Left) Salvatore Falcone - (Right) Umberto Rambone -

Sources: (Left, Juliet’s house) Salvatore Falcone (Right, Palazzo Victoria) Umberto Rambone

 3. The famous balcony doesn’t appear in Shakespeare’s play. In the 16th Century, the theatrical scenery was so poor that the location was described by actors, and a balcony would’ve been very difficult to represent. Nevertheless, subsequent stagings of the play did include the balcony and made it so famous, that it had to be added to Juliet’s house in Verona at the beginning of the 20th Century.

After you fall in love with Romeo and Juliet, come and fall for Palazzo Victoria, your favorite hotel in Verona. Your romantic holiday is made!

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