Juliet's Tomb


According to Shakespeare's legend, exiled Romeo came to look for his beloved at this convent to escape with her in Mantua, but seeing her seemingly dead, he decided to take his own life. When Juliet woke up, she found Romeo dead, so she killed herself.

Juliet's Tomb is located at the Franciscan Monastery of Francesco al Corso, outside the city walls. In 1300, the suicide deaths were not granted ecclesiastical burial, but in the case of Juliet they made an exception, even though in the sixteenth century the Curia tried to eliminate this scandal by transforming the red marble tomb located in Verona into a drinking trough to be placed in the vegetable garden. Only in 1937 the tomb was cleansed and moved to the crypt of the church, among the tombstones of monks who had been buried there for centuries.

Distinguished personalities came to visit it, including George Byron, Princess Marie Louise of Austria, who used the stone fragments for her jewels, and Charles Dickens.

The Museum of Frescoes is located in one of the monastery rooms.

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