Valentine’s Day 2020 is opening a new chapter for all great loves!
Casa di Giulietta, a thirteenth-century townhouse in Verona, Italy, now a landmark and museum in the town, will become a home for the first time since the 1930s. The real-life home of Juliet from Romeo and Juliet receives thousands of love letters from fans each year. Starting from Valentine’s Day 2020, each year, one lucky couple will get to experience the famous Shakespearian romance.
To get to Juliet’s home in Verona, you need to pen down a love letter explaining why you and your loved one would be ideal guests and submit it to Airbnb. Not to put any pressure on you, but it’s an opportunity of a lifetime.
It’s not just that you’ll get to stay at Juliet’s home – you will also be able to read the love letters and use the original bed from Zeffirelli’s classic 1960s version of Romeo and Juliet. Dinner from a famous Italian chef Giancarlo Perbellini and a personal butler will create the most romantic experience possible.
Federico Sboarina, Mayor of Verona Municipality, is very proud of this project. He stated: “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 story of Romeo and Juliet to life in a way never offered before. We are excited to promote our cultural heritage, share traditions that were previously guarded, and bring international visibility to the City of Verona.”
Even if you don’t get picked, this can be an excellent inspiration for your romantic getaway. An old house, reading love letters to each other, maybe even give writing a chance; sounds perfect! You don’t have to travel far, though Verona is worth the trouble. But, Italy can wait, and you can organize the lovefest in a city close to you or rent a house in the hills. Spoil each other and enjoy the romance in a good old fashioned way!