The Tomb of the ill-fated Juliet lies inside the monastery of San Francesco al Corso in Verona. Following the legend of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it was here that it was indicated as the place where the final events in this tragic story took place. The grave lies in the crypt which is accessed from the cloister. The red Verona marble sarcophagus was discovered in the monastery’s vegetable garden, empty and devoid of a cover, it is here that Juliet lay after drinking the poison. It was identified as the beautiful Juliet’s grave at the beginning of the 19th century and has become a highly symbolic place for lovers to make a civil union and promise to stay together until death. These promises are called ‘Juliet’s Love Promise’. Many couples from all over the world come here to get married and to take Juliet’s love promise. Lovers of literature come to the monastery and there was even a visit from Napoleon’s wife, Marie-Louise of Austria.
The old monastery has today been transformed into a museum – Museum of Frescoes G.B. Cavalcaselle. In the museum there are many beautiful frescoes belonging to the different residences built between the Middle Ages and the 16th century, 19th century sculptures and in the church are large 16th and 18th century paintings.
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