Wednesday, December 28, 2011

When Romeo Met Juliet.

In fair Verona where we lay our scene...

I have to be totally honest: I loved every second of the cheesy, total tourist entrapment that is
Juliet Capulet's house.
I can't even tell you which element of the Romeo and Juliet exhibits I liked the best.

I mean, maybe it was the walls blanketed with graffiti love notes as you enter the supposed Capuletti house.

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Or the engraved locks decorating the city and reminding us that love is real {or maybe just reminding us that it's become quite commercialized.}

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Or the idea that some lovers like to inscribe their names into chewing gum and then stick it, like a sticker, to the walls. {Because AP + BT does seem way more romantic when engraved in gum!}

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Or that so many people believe the story claiming that rubbing the right breast of Juliet's statue, will ensure the rubber a new lover. So many people have hoped and polished that her right breast is buffed to a shine.

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Or that women come from around the world to bring love letters to Juliet to be left in her courtyard. And the romantic hopefuls' letters are answered by Juliet's secretaries in The Juliet Club. Casa di Giuletta has even set up an email system in one of its rooms, so if you happen to go to Verona without a love note, no need to fret.

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Or maybe, it was Juliet's nurse who stood in ALL of the pictures I attempted to take with my own Romeo on the famous balcony.
{I mean what is she doing there?}

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Getting swept away by love stories and tearing up over tales of long-lost lovers isn't really my thing. But, here, in the setting of the greatest love story of all time, even I couldn't help but become lost in the romance.
{I think it was the gum.}

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For the ultimate Capulet and Montague follower, I recommend checking out Romeo and Juliet tours and museums and graves for a guided tour.

3 comments:

  1. It's really great to spend holiday vacation with this such kind of accommodation.

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  2. "For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." LOVE, LOVE LOVE!

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  3. I knew you would love it, Cheryl! It was so fun! If you teach R&J this year, let me know because I can send you more pictures!!

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