The Legend of Romeo and Juliet
O my love! My wife!
Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath. Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty: Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yet. Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, And death’s pale flag is not advanced there. […] Here’s to my love! [drink the poison]
O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.
(Romeo: act V, scene III)
Did this really happen?
Between history and imagination, you will experience a unique and beautiful story: the birth of the legend of Romeo and Juliet, in the City of Love. Follow the trail left by Antonio Avena, a key figure in the history of Verona, and help him put together all the clues that will lead you to discover a different ending to the tragedy we all know. Led by a local licenced tourist guide in the City of Love, you will become an integral part of the story we will tell together; walking through monuments and legends, dealing with riddles, games and clues, let the city of Verona reveal to you its romantic side.
Starting Point: by the stairs of the Palazzo della Gran Guardia
Itinerary: Piazza Bra, Arena, San Niccolò, Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, Scaliger Tombs, Forti Palace, Portoni Borsari, Castelvecchio. All the monuments will be visited only from the outside.
Duration: about 3 hours
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