Juliet's House, one of the most famous places in the city of Verona and an absolute reference point for lovers of the world, is a medieval palace in Verona, where the Dal Cappello family probably lived since the 13th century. The family gave its name to the street and the emblem is carved into a relief in the keystone of the internal arch of the building's courtyard.
The building, located in the delightful Via Cappello, not far from the central Piazza Erbe, has been the object of many restoration and renovation works over the centuries, passing through the hands of various owners. Meanwhile, the legend and popular belief that identified it as the birthplace of Giulietta Capuleti, protagonist, along with the beloved Romeo Montecchi, of the famous Shakespearean tragedy, and the Verona City Council in 1907 considered it appropriate to acquire at least part of the whole complex of medieval age.
The famous balcony is the result of the assembly of marble remains of the fourteenth century that, until 1920, lay in the Museum of Castelvecchio as stones to be re-used, according to the architectural fashion of the time. The medieval mansion, restored painterly by Antonio Avena at the beginning of the 20th century, it has a beautiful internal facade in exposed brick, a Gothic style portal, three-lobed windows, a balustrade that connects the various bodies of the house from the outside and, of course, the famous balcony. In the courtyard there is a bronze statue of Juliet, made by Nereo Costantini.
In Verona there were actually two families named Montecchi and Capuleti (or, to be exact, Cappelletti) and are also mentioned by Dante in the VI Canto of Purgatory in the Divine Comedy.
Juliet's House is among the most visited places in Verona.
The Capuleti Hall, inside the house, can also host wedding ceremonies. The reservation made refers exclusively to the room chosen for the indicated time. The access route to the hall is defined due to the concomitance of events and manifestations and may be subject to changes even at the last moment.
When to visitDetails
NewsThe access to the house museum will only be allowed to visitors who have previously purchased their ticket online on www.museiverona.com, with the reservation of the entrance (for adults and children).
Also with the Verona card it is mandatory to book the visiting time on www.museiverona.com.
From 6 December 2022 to 8 January 2023
entrance to the courtyard of Juliet's House: from the Teatro Nuovo in piazzetta Navona
exit: from the entrance hall in via Cappello
First Sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of the month from October to May (except January 1, 2023) there is a single rate of € 1,00 for all visitors.
On Sunday 1st January 2023 the initiative is suspended: museums and monuments will remain closed for the New Year’s festivities.
To visit museums and monuments it is no longer mandatory to wear the surgical mask, but their use is always recommended both during the visit and during events, shows and conferences.
To access you must observe the following indications:
- if you are entitled to free admission, remember that you must book exclusively online the day and time of the visit on the website www.museiverona.com,
- arrive no more than 10 minutes before the booked time to avoid gatherings,
- carry only small backpacks or bags, at the moment luggage storage or lockers are not available in all the museums.
From October until May:
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last entrance at 6.30 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays, December 25 and January 1st.
Open on December 8, December 12, December 19, December 26, January 2 and January 6.
From June until September:
Monday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (last entrance at 6.30 p.m.)
Is admission to the courtyard free?Entrance to the courtyard is free, only the entrance to the house is for a fee.
Why is it customary to touch the right breast of the statue of Juliet?It's an auspicious gesture, to be luck in love. Not possible following COVID-19 restrictions.
What can we admire inside the House?Inside Juliet's house there are Veronese frescoes and paintings of the nineteenth century depicting some moments of the legend of the two lovers, a desk, from which you can write messages f love for Juliet, furnishing of the time and some costumes used in the famous film by Franco Zeffirelli.
Is the monument accessible to people with disabilities?
Only the inner courtyard is accessible. There is no lift in the house.
Is it possible to access to the monument with animals?
It is not possible to enter the monument with animals, except in cases of guide dogs with muzzle accompanying a disable guest.
Do you have the Verona Card?
For Verona Card holders, this item is free of charge or a discount appliesPurchase the Verona Card