Juliet's Balcony - Via Cappello, 23, Verona, Italy

We all know that Romeo and Juliet was a story written by William Shakespeare. However, the balcony that inspired Shakespeare to write the tragic love story does exist. The house is aptly named La Casa di Giulietta (House of Juliet) and is the former residence of the Cappello family, who inspired Shakespeare’s Capulet family. Many lovers make a pilgrimage to the spot to take photos on the balcony, explore the garden or touch the breast of a bronze statue of Juliet on the spot for luck.