Love is in the air(bnb) today, as the platform announces its most romantic stay yet. For the first time ever, one love-struck couple will live like Shakespeare’s famous star-crossed lovers, spending the night at Casa di Giulietta, the historic home of Shakespeare’s Juliet in Verona, Italy.
In time for Valentine’s Day, the celebrated landmark will be available to book for an exclusive one-night only stay!
That's right, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Airbnb has today announced that one lovestruck couple will be the first to spend the night in the historic home of Shakespeare’s Juliet in Verona, Italy. Casa di Giulietta has inspired generations with its iconic balcony that reflects Shakespeare’s description in Romeo & Juliet. And now one winner and their partner will be given unprecedented access to the 13th century building, to step back in time and relive the powerful words of Shakespeare.
Working with an Italian architect, Airbnb has transformed the centuries-old building into a sumptuous stay fit for a modern day Romeo and Juliet: one couple will be waited on by a personal butler and treated to a romantic candlelit dinner prepared by two Michelin star chef Giancarlo Perbellini in a glittering dining room filled with crystals, candles and flowers. And after a busy day of feasting, exploring and reading Juliet’s love letters, they will retire for the night to Juliet’s medieval-themed bedroom which features “Letto di Giulietta”, the original bed used in Zeffirelli’s classic 1960s movie ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
The 13th century townhouse is a celebrated landmark and museum in the center of Verona and thanks to Airbnb and Verona’s Municipality, the building will be turned into a home for the first time since the 1930s.
“Juliet’s House is the most important museum in the City of Verona, attracting millions of visitors every year. Partnering with Airbnb brings the widely known Shakespearian myth of Romeo and Juliet to life in a way never before offered. We are excited to promote our cultural heritage, share traditions that were previously safeguarded, and bring international visibility to the City of Verona.” - Federico Sboarina, Mayor of Verona Municipality.
To stay in the 13th-century house, applicants must pen a letter to Juliet, pouring their own love story into words, submitted viaairbnb.com/juliet.