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Travel Airbnb Is Giving Away a Night at Juliet’s Verona House This Valentine’s Day

15:30  21 january  2020
15:30  21 january  2020 Source:   afar.com

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Airbnb is offering one love-struck couple a Valentine ' s Day overnight stay at a 13th-century Italian townhouse that has long been a place of romantic The pair will spend the night at Casa di Giulietta in Verona , a historic building that has a beautiful balcony and shares several similarities to the

One couple will win a Valentine ' s Day stay in Juliet ' s historic home © Airbnb . “ This stay will give one couple the unique chance to celebrate their love in what is possibly the most romantic “ Juliet ’ s House is the most important museum in the City of Verona , attracting millions of visitors every year

Even though Juliet—and her balcony—are fictional, people have been making pilgrimages to this 13th-century building in Verona due to its similarities to the Shakespeare story. Image courtesy Airbnb.

an old stone building: Airbnb Is Giving Away a Night at Juliet’s Verona House This Valentine’s Day © Courtesy of Airbnb Airbnb Is Giving Away a Night at Juliet’s Verona House This Valentine’s Day

While Shakespeare’s heroine is a fictional character, Casa di Giulietta is a very real museum dedicated to Romeo and Juliet. Each year, it draws millions of visitors who want to see its famous balcony and make their own declarations of love. Considered “the most important museum in the City of Verona,” according to Federico Sboarina, the city’s mayor, the 13th-century building will be transformed into a home for the first time since the 1930s for the winners of this one-night stay.

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Juliet never lived hereshe is a fictional character and never 'lived' anywhere. 2. The house was bought from the Cappello family by the city of Verona in 1905, and the 3. Tiny love notes cover the courtyard walls. It is said that if you leave a declaration of your love at Juliet ' s House you will be together forever.

Valentine ' s Day Saint' s day Saint Valentine ' s Day , also known as Valentine ' s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine , is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a holiday in most of them.

How to enter

For decades, lovesick people have written letters to Juliet, which are answered by volunteer secretaries at the Juliet Club in Verona. To enter the Airbnb contest, interested couples must write their own letter to Juliet sharing their love story and why they’d be the perfect guests for this rare opportunity. Entry letters can be submitted at airbnb.com/juliet

Submissions can be submitted now through 11:59 p.m. ET on February 2, 2020.

a living room filled with furniture and a fireplace: A sneak preview of the romantic suite the winners will stay in at Juliet’s house. © Courtesy of Airbnb A sneak preview of the romantic suite the winners will stay in at Juliet’s house.

What you’ll win

The winning couple will get to spend February 14, 2020, in Juliet’s balcony bedroom—complete with the actual bed used in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that is usually on display inside the museum.

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That alone is nothing to bite your thumb at. But the stay includes much more. During the day, you’ll get a private tour of the museum and also get to read letters from—and write back to—a few of the 50,000 people who write to Juliet each year through the Juliet Club. You’ll also get to take a tour of Verona to see some of the places mentioned in Shakespeare’s play. Then at night, chef Giancarlo Perbellini, of Verona’s two-Michelin star restaurant Casa Perbellini, will cook a candlelight dinner for you.

a chair sitting in front of a building: Winners will get to write back to love letters sent to “Juliet” at the museum. © Courtesy of Airbnb Winners will get to write back to love letters sent to “Juliet” at the museum.

But that’s not all

Even if your submission isn’t deemed a winner, don’t consider yourself fortune’s fool. Airbnb is also offering these limited-time Experiences in Verona this February that anyone can sign up for:

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Valentine ' s Day , also called Saint Valentine ' s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine , is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early

  • A Valentine’s Day special menu at Casa Perbellini ($115 per person, airbnb.com
  • The chance to be a Juliet Secretary and answer love letters at the Juliet Club for a day ($35 per person, airbnb.com)
  • A romantic photoshoot in Verona (from $81, airbnb.com)
  • A romantic food and wine walking tour in Verona (from $81 per person, airbnb.com)

For more information about this contest, visit airbnb.com/juliet.

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