Do you want to escape your families and spend Valentine's Day in the most romantic city in the world? Now you and your star-crossed lover have the opportunity to stay in Julia's historic house in beautiful Verona, Italy – poison not included.
Airbnb gives a couple access to the place where William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" made their first declaration of love to each other. On February 14, the 13th-century Casa di Giulietta allowed a couple to stay here for the first time since the 1930s.
Because you have never seen true beauty until you have seen the view from the balcony of the Capulet. The victorious couple will spend the night in Julia's medieval bedroom in the heart of the city, showing the bed used in Franco Zeffirelli's film adaptation of the 1968 story.
"Juliet's House is the most important museum in the city of Verona and attracts millions of visitors every year. The partnership with Airbnb revives the well-known Shakespeare myth of Romeo and Juliet," said the Mayor of Verona Federico Sboarina , "We are excited to promote our cultural heritage, share traditions that were previously protected, and give the city of Verona international visibility."
The trip also includes a personal butler, a candlelit dinner, and a cooking demonstration by two Michelin-starred Italian chefs, Giancarlo Perbellini, an opportunity to read and answer some of the 50,000 letters addressed to Julia each year are Verona, the city of love, with Shakespeare's own eyes.
"This stay is a unique opportunity for a couple to celebrate their love in what may be the most romantic house in literary history," said Giacomo Trovato, Airbnb General Manager for Italy.
Don't worry if your bounty isn't as limitless as the sea – Airbnb takes responsibility for your stay at the famous landmark.
The competition starts on Tuesday. Interested romantics can apply for a once in a lifetime experience by writing a love letter to Juliet and her secretaries, sharing their love story, and explaining why they're the perfect guests to use their legendary balcony. You must have an Airbnb account to participate.
All love letters must be submitted by February 2nd at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Saying goodbye to this vacation will be such sweet suffering.