Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents’ strife.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
After a few days in Venice, we hopped on the train and got off in Verona. Verona is home to Juliet’s balcony and Romeo’s house. Now, I have a confession to make, please don’t judge. I hate Romeo and Juliet. I just don’t like it at all. This is because I read it freshman year of high school with the worst teacher I have ever had. She promised us at the beginning of the play that by the time Romeo and Juliet died we would be so happy, and I was. She used humiliation and fear to be a jerk to all of us and so I have zero interest in Romeo and Juliet. I see why people love it but I just can’t. #thanksmrsg With that being said, I enjoyed my time exploring Verona and seeing Juliet’s balcony. Verona is a gorgeous city. It has a charm that I find in most Italian cities I have traveled to. Juliet’s balcony was very neat to see. Verona is quaint and charming.