You Can Now Stay In 'Juliet's Home' Thanks To Airbnb
Now, hopeless romantics have the chance to live like a modern day Romeo and Juliet with a once-in-a-lifetime stay at the famed 'Juliet's House' in Verona, Italy.
Homestay giants Airbnb announced earlier this week that the historic building - which is fabled to have belonged to Shakespeare's most famous heroine - will open its doors to one lucky couple.
In reality, Shakespeare didn't specify the exact location of Juliet's home, but with its beautiful stone balcony - which matches the description in Romeo and Juliet - Casa di Giulietta has become a symbol of the timeless love story.
All year round, love letters are sent from all over the world to the centuries-old building. Members of the non-profit Juliet Club are kept busy penning romantic replies.
With the help of an Italian architect, Airbnb has transformed the interior of the 13th century building into a luxurious romantic retreat.
The winning couple will be waited on by a personal butler while they stay overnight in the stunning medieval-themed bedroom, which features the original bed used in Zeffirelli's 1960s movie version of Romeo and Juliet.
If that wasn't enough, a romantic candlelit dinner will be cooked and prepared by two-Michelin Star chef Giancarlo Perbellini, served in a dining room filled with sparkling crystals, candles and flowers.
There will also be the chance to read and reply to some of Juliet's most recent love letters.
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Airbnb's transformation of Casa di Giulietta marks a big shift in the building's history. Despite being a famous landmark and museum, the townhouse hasn't been used as a home since the 1930s.
Highlights of the romantic stay include:
· A Romeo and Juliet inspired exploration of Verona, the city of love
· Private tour of the most romantic home in the history of literature
· Reading and replying to some of Juliet's most recent love letters
· Exclusive access to Michelin Star chef Giancarlo Perbellini while he prepares the romantic feast
· Candlelit dinner for two prepared by Giancarlo in Juliet's sumptuous dining room
· A night in Juliet's traditional bedroom transformed for the evening into a romantic boudoir
Keen to enter? Here's how...
To stay in Juliet's house, eligible applicants must pen a letter to Juliet, sharing their own poignant love story and explaining why they and their partner would be perfect guests.
Entries can be submitted at airbnb.com/juliet until 11:59pm EST on 2nd February 2020.
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