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Romeo and Juliet Tour - Verona Guided Tours

Due to the immortal legend of Romeo and Juliet, Verona is considered the capital of Love. The two young people got cought up in the terrible feud between their families: the Montagues and the Capulets. According to the legend Romeo and Juliet met at a masquerade ball, fall in love and decided to get married in secret, against the will of their two rival families. But a cruel fate seems to be plotting against their happiness. Juliet's cousin Tybalt kills Romeo's friend Mercuzio. In revenge Romeo kills Tybalt in a duel and is then forced to leave Verona.
On the other side, Juliet 's father has organized a prestigious marriage for his daughter. To get out of this situation, with the help of the friar who married her with Romeo, Juliet drinks a poison which makes her seem dead. Unfortunately she doesn't menage to inform Romeo of her plans. Romeo thinks Juliet has really died, he get back to Verona, believes he has lost forever Juliet and kills himself drinking a powerful poison next to her. Upon awakening, Juliet cannot bear the sight of the dead body of her beloved Romeo and by stabbing herself with Romeo's dagger joins him forever in a loving embrace of dead.

In 1597 William Shakespeare based his most known tragedy on this unhappy story of Romeo and Juliet which however was an already well known novel written in different versions by Italian authors such as Matteo Bandello and Luigi da Porto. These stories were also based on popular legends based on the sad middle age feuds between Guelfi and Ghibellini parties that steeped the North West of Italy in blood. In the original Italian versions of the story the two families were Montecchi (Montagues) and Capuleti (Capulets).

Thanks to Shakespeare the story had an enormous success on stage and was later to be transformed into movies, musical, ballets, operas, etc. The spellbinding legend was destined to remain inextricably bound to the name and history of Verona.

Romeo and Juliet's Guided Tour
With an half-day romantic walking tour, together with the tourist guides of Verona, discover the places related to the legend of Romeo and Juliet. The sightseeing itinery will take you to Julietís tomb, where the tragical death of Romeo and Juliet supposedly had its end and through Veronaís streets and squares involved in Shakespeare's tragedy: Romeo's house, the place of Romeo and Tybalt's duel and much more.
The tour will also focus on the historical scenario in which the legend of Romeo and Juliet develped: the age of the feud between Guelfi and Ghibellini, the Pope party and the Emperor party fighting for power. In the 13th and 14th centuries clashes between the two parties where particularly violent especially in northern Italy. Families supporting one party or the other, even inside the same town, where enemies.
Part of the tour are also palaces and places related to the ruling family of Verona in Romeo and Juliet's town: the Scala family, also present in various versions of the legend.
Shakespeare didn't invented the story but copied one of the various versions of the legend written by Italian writers, especially Luigi da Porto and Matteo Bandello.
Final stop at the famous balcony in Juliet's house.

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