There is a place in Verona where people who suffer can leave a message to ask Juliet for help (from the film “Letters to Juliet”).
The Juliet Club has been handling Juliet’s mail for many years; this unique phenomenon has made Verona the world-wide known “capital of love”. Addressed to “Juliet, Verona” thousands of letters arrive from all over the world and our team of volunteers replies to each and every one of them in the name of the most famous heroine in literature.
The story of the Juliet Letters starts in the 1930’s when Ettore Solimani, the guardian of Juliet’s Tomb, began gathering the first letters people left at the grave and, moved by this phenomenon, he started replying, thus becoming the first “Juliet’s secretary”. Today this special task is taken by the Juliet Club: each letter is read, translated, answered by the "Juliet's secretaries" who keep a one-of-a-kind archive that contains thousands of love stories and countless words of love.
The Juliet Club also offers a unique opportunity to visitors: the chance to visit its offices, meet the secretaries and literally touch the thousands of letters that arrive by mail from all over the world. It is also possible to become “Juliet for one day” and to reply to some of the original letters kept in this very special office.
The Juliet Club presents
"The Juliet Club Pendant".
Minted with the emblem of the Juliet Club, the famous Kiss by Zucconelli, this special pendant is handmade and minted in copper.
You can find it at Juliet Club
Corso Santa Anastasia 29, Verona
Come and visit the Juliet Club in Corso Santa Anastasia 29, close to Piazza Erbe and Juliet House.
You can touch the thousands of letters to Juliet. Here the volunteers meet to reply them all. You can join and live this wonderful and amazing experience.
Open from Monday to Friday, upon reservation also on weekend.
L'ufficio del Club di Giulietta si trova nella splendida cornice di Corso Santa Anastasia e sarà il nuovo punto di incontro per le Segretarie di Giulietta e per tutti i turisti e gli innamorati che a Verona desiderano toccare con mano lo straordinario fenomeno delle migliaia di lettere che arrivano da ogni dove.
Brindisi di inaugurazione con i vini della cantina Gerardo Cesari.
"Melodie d'amore medievali e rinascimentali" a cura di Anima Keltia. Un viaggio musicale tra melodie e danze che narrano l'amore, le sue prove, le sue difficoltà, le sue gioie,... provenienti da tutta europa tra 800 e 1600.
Verona, February 14th, 2015 - 5 pm
Dear Juliet, chére Juliette, liebe Julia, querida Julieta, cara Giulietta... The “Dear Juliet” prize to the most beautiful letters grew out of an idea to reward the thousands of people who write to Juliet to tell their stories of love. It is an unusual, but highly symbolic prize; the romantic ceremony takes place at Juliet's House during the Valentine's Day celebrations in Verona, when the whole city breathes the atmosphere of love with the festival, “Verona in Love”, which includes many celebrations tied to this universal theme.
Who knows if Juliet can really solve the problems in the matter of love, if she can make a dream come true or give hope to lovelorns … Sure is that this phenomenon has taken on global dimensions and has become part of the collective imagination.
The prize giving ceremony will take place on SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH, 2014 – VERONA, JULIET’S HOUSE
The winners, Mette Haugland from Norway, Nathan Emery Harrison from US and Elisa Braghieri from Italy will spend the weekend in Verona and will receive the sculpture of the artist Sergio Pasetto and the Amarone wine of Gerardo Cesari.
Reading by Matteo Spiazzi, Barbara Vallani and Margherita Varricchio, presented by Maria Teresa Ferrari.