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When it comes to romance, some seem to prefer fantasy to reality. Juliet`s courtyard in Verona is covered with touristic fairy dust. Shakespeares Juliet wasnt based on a real person, and the house doesnt have any relation to the story. Nevertheless, youll always find big crowds of people from all over the world who come here to live the fantasy. The house was once inhabited by the Cappello familya name similar to the Italian versions Capellettiand dates back to the 13th century, though the famous balcony wasnt added until the 20th century. The courtyard boasts a statue of Juliet, and visitors can partake in the popular ritual of rubbing her right breast for luck in love, though she herself had very little.
Although most everything about this house is fiction, the emotions that draw people to it are real. The walls beneath the balcony are completely covered by graffiti scribbles and notes from visitors asking for guidance in love, many of which are attached with chewing gum. However, the Verona city council set new regulations to prevent the practice, as the gum was damaging the walls. Instead, theyve provided removable panels for anyone who wishes to partake in the custom. It seems all that mess of paper scraps, chewing gum and human emotion might be a little too much reality for a fantasy house. (Culture trip)

In Ws you van see a part of the wall, coverd with love letters

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