This post was originally written in December 2012 – this is a republishing of the same information.

Buongiorno how are you today

For those of you who follow me on twitter, you will know that the last 10 days I have been saying “Buongiorno” a lot as I am in Italy. It was kind of last-minute thing with work, I had to come over to Vicenza to witness the factory acceptance of some gas equipment but that is by the by.

While it is a bit of a bummer this close to Christmas to fly to a different country and live out of a suitcase. It gave me the opportunity to tick off one of the 5 landmarks in Challenge #6 of the 40 before 40.


Buongiorno and Juliet’s boob

Working away sometimes has its perks and this trip has been one of these times. Due to flight scheduling issues I had a free day on Thursday so I used this day to visit the city of Verona.

Two households, both alike in dignity,

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

Which is, of course, the town in which Shakespear’s lovers Romeo & Juliet live.

What I was not aware of until I visited was there were actually two families in Verona the Del Capello and the Montecchi and it is believed that the story is loosely based around these two families.

It is in the Del Capello house, the Casa di Giulietta is found, this is now a museum to all things Romeo & Juliet and is also home to the Juliet Club which hosts the Secretaries of Juliet.

In the Courtyard of this museum is a bronze statue of Juliet and tradition states that it is good luck to rub Juliet’s right breast. As you can see from the photo I did and ticket off one of my 5 landmarks

  • Landmark = Statue of Juliet
  • City = Verona
  • Country = Italy.

I now wish you Buongiorno and an enjoyable rest of your day.