Things to see
Juliet’s house was built during the 12th century and used to belong to the Dal Cappello family; their coat of arms can still be seen on one of the walls in the courtyard. During the 19th century, people believed it was the house of Juliet Capulet because of the consonance between the name Cappello and Capuletti. The house is now a museum decorated with furniture from the 16th and 17th century, and displaying several paintings depicting the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet.
The balcony from which Juliet spoke with Romeo was added to the façade between 1936 and 1940 when the house was being renovated. Today this famous balcony can be seen from the courtyard, becoming an important tourist attraction. In addition to the balcony, a bronze statue of Juliet was installed in the courtyard. Legend says that women have to touch her right breast in order to be fertile and find happiness in love. Unfortunately, Juliet’s house of is now covered with ugly graffiti along with numerous letters from lovers who visited and wanted to leave a mark of their being there.