— VALENTINE'S DAY —
FALl in love with verona | VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION
TUE, FEBRUARY 14, DINNER
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"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” Spoken by Juliet to her beloved Romeo upon the cobbled streets of Verona, these words elegantly surmise what it means to be “in-love”. This Valentine’s Day, create a streets-of-Verona moment for the Romeo or Juliet in your life at Assaggio Ristorante. Sip champagne, look longingly at each other, and enjoy a love-laden Italian meal hand-crafted by owner, head-chef, and restaurateur Mauro Golmarvi.
As testified by the coat of arms on the internal arch-way of the court-yard, this house belonged to the “Dal Cappello” or “Cappelletti”. The building, dating back to the 13th and renovated in the last century, features the balcony where Romeo promised his beloved Juliet eternal love in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.
Young couples are still very moved by the right of this house and unmarried people touch Juliet’s statue (a kind of good-luck ritual) in the hope of finding the love of their life. How many hopes and desires has this court-yard witnessed over the ages?
The interior of the house can be visited and you can stand on Juliet’s balcony and re-live the “ high-light” of the earthly life, as well as admire the furniture and the beautiful velvet costumes worn by the actors in the Metro Goldwyn Meyer’s colossal “ Romeo and Juliet”.
For a romantic Valentine's Day voyage it is difficult to find a more seductive destination than the Italian city of Verona. Famous for inspiring William Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet, there is a lot more to discover here than that world-famous balcony.
Each year around February 14, the city organizes a series of romantic events entitled “Verona in Love.” Not surprisingly, "Romeo and Juliet" are the highlight of the event, with guided tours following in the footsteps of the star-crossed lovers, culminating with an award for the best love-letter sent to Juliet. There are also restaurants offering candle-lit dinners, art exhibitions and poetry readings, plus a series of free, early evening concerts.