"Tomba di Giulietta - Juliet's tomb?!" Romeo & Juliet Tip by Jefie

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  Tomba di Giulietta in Verona
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      Tomba di Giulietta in Verona
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      Another view of Juliet's tomb
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Here's a site that's as strange as it is unique. The monastery of San Francesco al Corso is first and foremost a small museum (Museo degli Affreschi) that houses different religious paintings, frescoes and sculptures. However, most visitors just breeze through the museum in order to see the crypt that contains Juliet's tomb. Just like it was the case with Juliet's house, rumours somehow started floating around that the church of San Francesco al Corso was where Romeo and Juliet had gotten married, and that the two lovers came to their untimely end shortly after their wedding day in the monastery's crypt. It's common knowledge that the tomb described as Juliet's only dates back to 1937 and that it was most probably added after the success of the 1936 "Romeo and Juliet" movie starring Leslie Howard as Romeo, Norma Shearer as Juliet, and John Barrymore as Mercutio. But that doesn't stop people from all around the world from paying their respect to Giulietta, or lovers from getting married at the church of San Francesco al Corso (there was effectively a wedding going on when we were there).

Well... it's included in the Verona Card, so why not?!

Address: Via del Pontiere, 35
Directions: Between Via Crocioni & Via Stella
Phone: 045 800 03 61
Website: http://www.comune.verona.it/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=9690

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  • Written Jun 17, 2010
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  • IreneMcKay's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    The tomb and Romeo's house look more interesting than the very crowded Juliet's house. Irene

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