位于市中心卡佩罗路27号小院里的一幢小楼就是故事中朱丽叶的故居,院内正面立有一尊真人高矮的朱丽叶青铜塑像,亭亭玉立、深情而又略带哀愁。世界各地无数青年男女纷纷到此膜拜,祈祷获得美好的爱情。在许愿墙上写下自己爱的宣言是他们表达内心感受的一种方式,这也成为维罗纳一道亮丽的风景线。2010年,影片Letters to Juliet(《给朱丽叶的信》)以此为创作背景,上演了一部浪漫的爱情故事。
(From the movie)
Verona, Italy, where Romeo first met Juliet.
Men: Sophia, 1)wherefore art thou? My sweet Sophia!
There is a place where the heart-broken leave notes asking Juliet for her help. It was there I discovered a letter that changed my life forever.
Host: Italian city Verona is well-known as the location for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Nowadays, people from all over the world come to visit what's become known as Juliet's house and the famous courtyard wall which has love messages written by visitors from all over the world.
Man: They are all messages written by people who are looking for some help from Juliet and each person writes what they wish for.
Host: Some of the messages ask for good luck in romance, while others hope the fictional character might help them find their Mr. or Miss Right.
Woman 1: Well, I haven't found anyone in my life that I'm in a serious relationship with right now, so maybe I'll ask for that, some good luck along the way.
Woman 2: In the movie Letters to Juliet, somebody came every night and took the letters down and wrote answers. And I don't know whether they do that. But the most important thing is to get it in writing.
Host: There is an organised group of volunteers, called the Juliet Club, that reads and answers each one of these messages on Juliet's behalf. Marinella Fedrigoli is one of them.
Marinella: The majority of the letters talk about loneliness, absence of love and relationships that are not working out. Happy letters are rare, very rare. Sometimes if someone is getting married, but generally women complain about the difficulty of having a relationship.
Host: According to psychologist Maria Pichi, the reason people write to Juliet or someone they don't know is 2)narcissistic.
Maria: Writing to a famous character, and then receiving a letter, possibly even from the other side of the world, this, somehow, leads to the gratification of this narcissism. Likewise, narssisism is gratified when one sees oneself represented in a magzine with a signed letter, sometimes with a nickname or sometimes with a real name. Everyone joins in so that means more people involved in the story.