Tunnel of Love: Casa di Giulietta

Having stumbled upon the small town of Verona while traveling last month trough Italy, you can imagine my surprise to also discover the Casa di Giulietta - a monument to the everlasting love story of Romeo and Juliet.  Situated off a main road in this small town is a 5 story building that pays tribute to both the original play, the Zeffirelli film, and the most recent Letters to Juliet staring Amanda Seyfried.

Most fascinating is the wall of messages left by lovers past. Tacked, taped, gummed, clipped, graffitied, or by pure magic, loved ones can leave messages on the wall as a testament to their undying love.

Some additional images from inside the Casa di Giulietta:

A view from above the infamous "balcony"

"Two households, both alike in dignity, 
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene..." 

Street Art: Italy

After a few recent trips to Italy and an around-the-world tour, I've collected some great images of street art, design hotels, and boutique shops.  Check back for updates and great images all courtesy of The Aesthetic Omnivore.

Venice, Italy - July 2010

Milan, Italy - July 2010

Venice, Italy - July 2010

Venice, Italy - July 2010