So, this is the Year of Movie Moments for the blog, and I have to say, I totally felt like I was in a movie at this beautiful suite! It’s located in the same courtyard as the famous balcony that inspired Romeo and Juliet, and get this… from 7:30pm until 8:30am the next morning, we had the courtyard all to ourselves! Our Valentine’s trip to Verona was the most romantic trip we’ve ever taken, and I hope this post inspires you to start planning your trip for next Valentine’s Day!
That’s right! Not only did we stay in the same courtyard as Juliet’s house, we also had a view of her balcony! There are only three rooms at this accommodation, so it is indeed exclusive! Two rooms, the Ginevra and Lavinia Rooms, have the best view of the most famous balcony in the world. The Elvira Room overlooks Piazza della Erbe, the heart of Verona, from its balconies.
Aside from the immediate location, this accommodation is also just steps away from the best sites, restaurants, and shopping in Verona! You’d be hard-pressed to find a place more central than this accommodation. We walked everywhere, and we were never in a rush. It’s also very easy to find, since it’s right across the courtyard from Juliet’s House!
And you will never lose your way!
We were met at our door by the hotel manager, Michela. She greeted us warmly and showed us right in to our lovely room. She showed us where everything was, how to work the lights and the coffeemaker (#1 priority, of course), and sat down with us to mark all the main things to do on a map for us.
She gave us her cell phone number so we could contact her at any time, with any questions (since there is not a front desk), and she made us feel incredibly welcome. It’s a long journey from Washington, D.C., to Verona, and she did everything in her power to help us feel comfortable!
We stayed in the Ginevra Room. It is stunning! The antique furniture and large window overlooking the courtyard and balcony really made us feel like we were staying in historic luxury. The small touches like light switches hiding in decorative tassles, fine carpets over wood floors, painted ceilings, attractive storage, and refined seat covers make the whole experience complete.
Another bonus? The bed is one bed! If you’ve stayed often in Europe, you’ve noticed that many double, queen, and king size beds are really two beds pushed together, and they are not always attached. Not exactly romantic for couples on a romantic getaway! But the bed in our room was definitely one, large bed.
I’ll be completely honest with you, this is one of the largest hotel rooms I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in, with the most closet space and the largest bathroom while vacationing in Europe! We were very pleased.
I don’t usually rave about a bathroom, but this one is rave-worthy. Bathrooms in most hotels around the world are small and usually sort of… worn out. But this one is sleek, refined, and the walk-in shower is huge! And the sink and vanity area are separated from the toilet and shower room by a door. Best of all, there is so much counter space! My husband is “splashy,” if you know what I mean, so being able to put my things far from his splash zone was so nice!
When I was younger I was cool with a tiny shower and a toilet that was so close to the sink I could wash my hands at the same time, but as I’ve matured (and married), I appreciate a large shower and separate sink and vanity area.
And did I mention the slippers and bath robes? I can’t forget those!
As I mentioned, there are only three rooms (so book yours well in advance). But management has made sure that each room has a view of Juliet’s Balcony. I love that the courtyard is totally private for 13 hours over night, and it was all ours to enjoy!
It was also fun to watch the people come into the courtyard and tour Juliet’s House during the day. People got so excited, especially on Valentine’s Day! People left notes, balloons, and more for Juliet. Romeo and Juliet even made an appearance a couple of times while we were there! And we had the best view of all.
I did receive tickets to an exclusive Valentine’s Day event at Torre dei Lamberti in exchange for writing a blog post about this accommodation. As always, all opinions are my own, and I will return to stay here again if the opportunity arises!
Are you ready to book your trip to Verona and La Corte di Giulietta? I hope you’ll love it just as much as we did!
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