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Cool Idea: A Romeo and Juliet-Style Wedding (Without Tragedy)

If you're a fan of Shakespearean romance (without, you know, the death and deception), then consider heading to Verona to get married on the same balcony where Juliet supposedly lived. The balcony is located on the second floor of the supposed 14th-century Casa di Giulietta (home of Juliet) in Verona, Italy. While Italian folklore claims that the balcony was part of the home of the Renaissance-era Cappellos (supposedly the family portrayed in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as the Capulets), there is no solid evidence to confirm this claim.

However, if you're still into the fantasy, starting in April you can get married on the balcony for a fee of 1,000 euros ($1,300 for us non-Europeans, unfortunately). This payment will ensure you rental of the house (and balcony) for a wedding, although the ceremony itself will be performed inside the home. However, an after-service kiss on the balcony outside sounds fabulously romantic, yes? Contact the Verona Tourist Center for all the details.


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