Castelli di Giulietta e Romeo

Category

Castles, villas, palaces

Period

1400s

Area

Vicenza

Presentation

Both of medieval origin, the Villa or Romeo's Castle and the Bella Guardia or Juliet's Castle stand on the hills of Montecchio Maggiore (VI), about 300 meters apart. The manors bring back memories of the feud between Capulets and Montagues and the two lovers made famous by Shakespeare, but born from the imagination of the Vicenza-born Luigi da Porto, who, it is said, could admire the castles distinctly from his villa in Montorso where he wrote the tragic tale of the young lovers. The Castle "of Romeo," at 234 meters above sea level, has an irregular plan that fits the morphology of the hill. It has two towers, one of which guards the entrance, a visitable keep and an inner courtyard with a well. The castle often hosts performances and other cultural events. The Castle "of Juliet," on the other hand, has a rectangular plan and stands on a 254-meter-high hill.

Services on location

? Acqua
? Corrente elettrica
? Servizi
? Ascensore
? Parcheggio
? Possibilità di pernottamento

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