Airbnb Valentine’s Day Contest: Stay at Romeo & Juliet Verona

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means couples everywhere are frantically trying to plan the perfect February 14th. For some, that means searching for the ultimate gift, while others opt for a more experiential way to celebrate in a faraway place. . For those thinking of booking a Cupid’s Favorite Day vacation, Airbnb offers the chance to spend the night in one of the most romantic places you can find, the famous Romeo and Juliet balcony building in Verona, Italy.

It’s not about how much you can pay; instead, Airbnb is holding a contest in which couples must send a letter to Juliette (don’t worry, it’s all online at, in which they write to the association “Juliet’s Club” composed of Juliette and her secretaries, explaining why they are the ideal people to win and spend the night at Casa di Giulietta.

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Although the actual location of Juliet’s house in Shakespeare’s beloved play has never been specified, this 13th-century building is widely considered to have inspired the location, not least because of its balcony associated with the stage. “Why are you Romeo” in Romeo and Juliet.

Airbnb worked with an Italian architect to turn the building into a home for the first time since the 1930s, and this is the first time this kind of experience has been offered.

The lucky winning couple’s night includes a personal butler and candlelit dinner in a bespoke dining room outfitted with crystals, candles and flowers, plus a cooking demonstration hosted by chef Giancarlo Perbellini, of Michelin-starred restaurant Casa Perbellini. The couple will also have the opportunity to read and respond to some of the 50,000 letters sent to Juliet each year, as well as a private tour of the house and Verona.

The room is furnished with a very special piece of furniture. Courtesy of Airbnb

They’ll spend the night in Juliet’s medieval-themed bedroom, which is furnished with the original bed used in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film adaptation Romeo and Juliet.

If you’d like to apply, now’s the time to start writing – the contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 3.

And don’t panic if you’re not chosen for the night at Casa di Giulietta, because Airbnb offers four other romantic experiences in Verona. Options include dinner with a Valentine’s Day-inspired menu at Casa Perbellini ($114 pp), chance to be Juliet’s secretary for the day ($35 pp), photo shoot in Verona ($97 $ per person) and a food and wine walk. tour, with stops at the respective houses of Juliet and Romeo in the city ($91 to $103 per person).

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