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Juliet’s Grave (Tomba di Giulietta), Verona

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Juliet's Tomb
Juliet's Tomb

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Juliet's Tomb Entrance
Juliet's Tomb Entrance

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Juliet's Grave (Tomba di Giulietta) is the place where the final acts from famous Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet" take place, and where the two famous star crossed lovers join each other in death. Juliet's tomb is inside the Church of San Francesco al Corso. As this is the only Franciscan monastery outside Verona city walls at the time when Romeo and Juliet's story took place, the end of 13th century, it is traditionally viewed as the place where Juliet's grave is. Inside the old monastery, in a dark crypt under the church, among other tomb stones for monks buried there in older times, there is a simple red Verona marble tomb. It is the place where Romeo found Juliet in her death-like state and, believing her dead, poisoned himself. Shortly after, finding Romeo dead after her awakening, Juliet stabbed herself with Romeo's dagger to join him in death. Nearby are the houses which are considered the two lovers' houses: Juliet's House and Romeo's House. It is a must-see place if you are in Verona, and an experience unlike any other to walk the same paths as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.