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Reasons to visit Verona

Italy is full of wonderful places that are worth visiting, and this can make it hard for you to choose just one for your next trip. We’re going to help you to take this decision: if you haven’t been in Verona or if you’re thinking of repeating your visit, we’re going to tell you about the main reasons why you should come and enjoy this amazing city, beloved by historians, art lovers and foodies all over the world.

  1. Romance

Verona’s well known as the city of lovers, thanks to the William Shakespeare and his play, Romeo and Juliet. You’ll find beautiful displays set up that recreate some of its scenes, and can be perfect settings to take a picture. Here, love’s actually in the air. It’s not a matter of coincidence that couples from all over the world travel to Verona to seal their love.

Source: Aleah Phils

Source: Aleah Phils []

  1. Architecture

The city’s architecture is outstanding. You’ll find great tributes to the Roman design that still stand in perfect conditions today. Walking through Piazza delle Erbe will make you feel as if you had traveled back in time and are experiencing a revived past period. You can admire the antique tower, the amazing fountain and some frescoes that make this piazza so photogenic. Furthermore, Verona doesn’t fail to amaze anybody when visiting the stunning Arena, which was built about 2,000 years ago.

There’s a reason why this amazing city have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.



  1. Shopping

You’ll be able to explore local shops, giving yourself the opportunity to absorb even more of the culture, and also to buy unique souvenirs and products. Besides, being less than two hours away from Milan, you’ll find that most fashion stores sell the latest in Italian fashion; Verona is a true shopper’s paradise.




Come and experience its beauty, while enjoying your stay at Palazzo Victoria.

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Fun Facts about Juliet’s house

The most romantic city in Italy and definitely one of the most beautiful is Verona. This city is a top destination for many travelers visiting the country. Thanks to William Shakespeare, by setting “Romeo and Juliet” in the city, Verona became forever the city of lovers. And, for this reason, no visit to Verona is complete without a stop by the famous Juliet’s balcony… but before you visit this romantic spot, let us give you a couple of hints:

1. The city of Verona bought this house from the Cappello family in 1905. Thanks to the similarity of their surname to Juliet’s in the play, the city declared that it was, in fact, Juliet’s house so it became a famous attraction. But the truth is that she never lived there…Nonetheless…

2. The house does date from the 14th century and it’s a beautiful example of Gothic architecture.



3. You can see the balcony where in the play Juliet stood as Romeo serenaded her. That balcony isn’t an original feature of the house; it was attached to the wall to make it appear like the Juliet’s house in the play.


4. There is a statue of Juliet in the courtyard of the house and it is said that if you touch its right breast, it will bring you luck in finding your own true love.

5. It is also said that if you leave a declaration of your love at Juliet’s house, you will be together forever. Therefore, love notes cover the courtyard walls.



6. Juliet’s secretaries are a team of volunteers that answer the letters that lovers from all over the world write to Juliet asking for advices.

7. The rooms in the house are decorated with pieces from the time of Romeo and Juliet, so that visitors can have the feeling of how life was in that period.



Every year Juliet’s House welcomes thousands of visitors looking for a romantic getaway. So, to keep the feel of romance and elegance that this beautiful city emanates, make sure to stay at Palazzo Victoria to build unforgettable memories of your stay… in the city of lovers.

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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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