A guide steeped in history, legend and myth, describing the buildings and places of the Verona of Shakespeare, and documenting the history and cultural life of the city.
[The Verona of Romeo and Juliet / Places of Shakespearian legend] Did Romeo and Juliet really exist? Folk tradition says yes, but chroniclers of 14th-century Verona make no mention of their sad tale.
This guide illustrates, between history and legend, the buildings and places in Verona connected with the protagonists of the Shakespearian tragedy, places that offer the possibility of entering the atmosphere of myth, but also document the history and cultural life of the city itself.
“As long as lovers’ hearts continue to feel emotion and torment, the story of Romeo and Juliet will not be forgotten. It will always have its paladins, its knights errant” (Ludwig Tieck).