Letters To Juliette

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Juliette's Tomb

Got up earlier than I had wanted, but having arrived late the day before I hadn't seen anything, other than the opera, that I hadn't seen on my last trip. We had decided to delay our departure to Venice,so we could have a good look about the town. Wife and son did breakfast, while my daughter and I caught a few extra Zzzzz's. I went down and checked out while everyone else got their stuff together, and arranged for us to leave our bags there for a few hours.

Out for 9-30 and looking at the map the nearest point of interest was Juliette's Tomb, so we made our way there. A bit of reconstruction work going on there and we had to make our way round to the temporary enterance to go into the courtyard.

Letters to Juliette
The museum had opened at 9am, but maybe being Sunday there were very few people there. Just across from the desk where you pay was a post box fro sending letters to Juiliette. There is an exhibition, that has little to do with Romeo and Juliette, that you work you through to get  out into the inner courtyard where the tomb is.

The tomb is down in a crypt,where there are some tombs on the floorwhere other folk buried. There are a lot of graffiti messages written on the walls but the tomb of Juiliette is above the floor, if you know what I mean ( if not see pictures ;) ) .  Just as you leave going out there is a nice little piece of clay art with 10 moulds depicting the story of Romeo and Juliette.

Going back into the museum building we hadn't been downstairs and it was signposted as Roman Amphorae.

Juliette's Balcony
I now know that amphorae are big jugs, and not the type I'm interested in :D, and there were loads of them filling the basement.

From here we next haeaded for the Cas Di Gullietta ( Juliette's House). You enter through an archway, that is literally covered in letters to Juiliette. Once through there is a small courtyard, and up on the right hand wall is, supposedly, the famous balcony. There was a samll production going on when we arrived, invlving, as far as I could see, just 3 actors. At the far end si a statue of Juliette, and many people getting their picture taken rubbing the statues right breast. this is supposed to mean you will marry the person you love. Thought better of doing it as my wife was with me ;) :D 

Walked the very short distance into the Piazza Erbe, which was as far as I had made it the last time I was in Verona.

Juliette On The Balcony
 I only had limited time, and could only walk as far as as taking the same amount of time to get back to the station. The Piazza Erbe is really nice, with different things attracting your attention, but mainly the Torre Dei Lambreti with the clock on it.

Went down the street at the side of the tower into the Piazza Della Ragone, where you get a better view of the tower and where the centrepiece is a statue of Dante. From there we made our way down to the river past the Church Of Santa Maria Antica, and followed along to the bridge, the Ponte Pietra. On the other side of the river was the Teatro Romano, but we wouldn't have time to go up there , so we cut back into the streets and went to the Cathedral and then back into the Piazza Erbe. It was already midday and we really needed to be thinking of moving on.

Top Of The Duomo
The place we were staying in Venice had been onto me a few times while travelling, to see what time we would arrive, as they would have someone meet us and show us to the apartment. I kept fobbing them off saying I wouldn't know until the day we got to Verona and found out the times of trains. I had told them the day before it would be about 3pm, so it was time to make for the train station.

Made our way back up through the town, through the Piazza Bra' with the Arena and the Gardens and up to the Porta Nuova and went back to the hotel to pick up our bags. Made it along to the station and looking at the depsrtures board we had 12 minutes to get our tickets and on a train. There was a massive queue at the ticket windows, so I opted for the self service automatic machine, easy since again it was another Regional service we were getting. Got up to the platform with a few minutes to spare, though not many, and the train pulled in and then left for Venice at 13-18.   

   

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Juliettes Tomb
Juliette's Tomb
Letters to Juliette
Letters to Juliette
Juliettes Balcony
Juliette's Balcony
Juliette On The Balcony
Juliette On The Balcony
Top Of The Duomo
Top Of The Duomo
Model Of Original House Where Juli…
Model Of Original House Where Jul…
Fresco In Museum At Juliettes Tomb
Fresco In Museum At Juliette's Tomb
Burial Flagstones
Burial Flagstones
Story Of Romeo And Juliette
Story Of Romeo And Juliette
Romeo Discovering Juliettes Death
Romeo Discovering Juliette's Death
Thats Amore, I Mean Amphorae
That's Amore, I Mean Amphorae
Post Your Letters To Juliette Here
Post Your Letters To Juliette Here
Walls On The Via Pallone
Walls On The Via Pallone
Monument On The Walls Of The Via P…
Monument On The Walls Of The Via …
Gate On Via Pallone
Gate On Via Pallone
Statue Of Juliette
Statue Of Juliette
Piazza Erbe
Piazza Erbe
Statue Of Dante
Statue Of Dante
Torre Dei Lamberti
Torre Dei Lamberti
Piazza Della Ragone
Piazza Della Ragone
Other Side Of Piazza Della Ragone
Other Side Of Piazza Della Ragone
Chiesa De Santa Maria Antica
Chiesa De Santa Maria Antica
Teatro Romano
Teatro Romano
Fiume Adige
Fiume Adige
Ponte Pietra
Ponte Pietra
Padlocks On The Ponte Pietra
Padlocks On The Ponte Pietra
Up River From Ponte Pietra
Up River From Ponte Pietra
Opposite Bank On The Ponte Pietra
Opposite Bank On The Ponte Pietra
Dunno :D
Dunno :D
Verona Duomo
Verona Duomo
Fountain In The Piazza Erbe
Fountain In The Piazza Erbe
Palazzo Della Gran Guarda
Palazzo Della Gran Guarda
Al Cadvti Per La Liberta
Al Cadvti Per La Liberta
Fountain In Giardini Vittorio Eman…
Fountain In Giardini Vittorio Ema…
Museo Maffeiano
Museo Maffeiano
Statue In Piazza Bra
Statue In Piazza Bra'
Statue In Park On Cosa Purta Nuova
Statue In Park On Cosa Purta Nuova
Water Feature On Cosa Porta Nuova
Water Feature On Cosa Porta Nuova
Passing Porta Nuova On The Way To …
Passing Porta Nuova On The Way To…
Verona Train Station
Verona Train Station
Departure To Venice
Departure To Venice
Verona
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