The story of Juliet and Romeo, one of the symbols of the city of Verona, is a story inside the rivalry between two families: the Capuleti and the Montecchi. In the background, the “Scaligeri” that changed the ‘aspect of the city, giving life to one of the first Italians universities’.
We are at the beginning of 1300, during a period of political-religious struggles between Guelphs and Ghibellines; in these years there was also Dante Alighieri in Verona, who in the sixth song of Purgatory cited “Montecchi and Capuleti”. The tragic story of the two lovers arrives in 1500, when the British writer William Shakespeare resumed the tragedy in 1596. He knew how to turn it into a real icon of collective imagination; the first edition was printed in 1599.