Lovebirds can now wed on balcony where Romeo wooed JulietMarch 14th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 14 (ANI): Couples searching for the perfect place to say I do should look no further, for the House of Juliet where, legend has it, Romeo wooed the young maiden under her balcony, will soon be used as a place for weddings.
“We”ll be offering tourist packages which include weddings, just like Las Vegas does,” The Telegraph quoted Daniele Potalo, the city’’s councillor for tourism, as saying.
“It’’s a way of using the city’’s artistic heritage to boost tourism, Potalo added.
However, the privilege of getting hitched in the courtyard will not come cheap.
Britons and other European Union nationals will be charged 800 euros. Couples from outside the EU must pay 1,000 euros. Locals will have to pay a comparatively cheap 600 euros.
The scheme will be formally launched in the next few days, and shall be known as ”Sposami a Verona” Marry Me in Verona.
The building is believed to have been the family home of the Cappellos who, according to legend, were Juliet’’s family the Capulets in the play.
However, historians claim there is scant evidence to support the theory. (ANI)
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