For the first time, Juliet’s House in Verona will welcome a couple for a super-romantic stay
The house fabled to belong to the Shakespearian heroine features the iconic balcony associated with Juliet’s declaration of love. This Valentine’s Day, one couple will have the opportunity to stay there for one night. They will enjoy a feast cooked by starred chef Giancarlo Perbellini and read love letters written to Juliet. For this chance, applicants must pen a letter to Juliet, sharing their own poignant love story and explaining why they and their partner would be perfect guests.
The 14th-century townhouse is a celebrated landmark and museum in the center of Verona. However, Airbnb and Verona’s Municipality turned it back into a home for the first time since the 1930s. Working with an Italian architect, Airbnb transformed the building into a sumptuous stay.
A personal butler will welcome the modern-day Romeo and Juliet and treated them to a romantic candlelit dinner in a glittering dining room filled with crystals, candles, and flowers.
The couple will also have exclusive access to two Michelin star chef Perbellini while he prepares the romantic feast. The stay includes also a Romeo and Juliet inspired exploration of Verona, the city of love, with a professional photographer as well as reading and replying to some of Juliet’s most recent love letters. After all of this, the couple will retire for the night to Juliet’s medieval-themed bedroom. For the occasion, it will be a romantic boudoir featuring the “Letto di Giulietta™”, the original bed used in Zeffirelli’s classic 1960s movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
Federico Sboarina, Mayor of Verona commented: “Juliet’s House is the most important museum in the City of Verona, attracting millions of visitors every year. Partnering with Airbnb brings the widely known Shakespearian myth of Romeo and Juliet to life in a way never before offered. We are excited to promote our cultural heritage, share traditions that were previously safeguarded, and bring international visibility to the City of Verona.”