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Juliet Statue in Verona

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Juliet Statue in Verona

If you are visiting Verona, a must-see attraction is definitely Juliet’s House, where lovers from all over the world leave love messages or writings with their beloved’s name.

After entering in to the courtyard of the house you will find yourself in front of a bronze statue representing Shakespeare’s heroine ... It is believed that touching her breast brings good luck!

The statue was made in 1969 by the sculptor Nereo Costantini and positioned in the courtyard at the initiative of the Lions Club of Verona in 1972.

Unfortunately, the conservation conditions of Costantini's sculpture, badly affected by decades of exposure to tourists and visitors, especially as a result of the good-luck rite of touching Juliet's right breast, made it necessary to move the statue to a safer place.

In 2014, a copy of the bronze statue of the heroin of Shakespeare's tragedy was placed in the courtyard of Juliet’s House, made under the guidance of Novello Finotti, an internationally renowned artist who in his young years was a pupil of Constantini.

The original statue is now exhibited in the inside hall of Giulietta’s house-museum. The small hole still visible on the breast is a memento of the 'chore' carried out by Juliet’s original  for over forty years as a service to the lovers from around the world!

Among the many activities to do in Verona, do not forget to plan a visit to Juliet's house ... Although this is not the real home of the unlucky lover!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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