Padlocks of Love -- Verona Italy

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

I have written previously that in the Italian city of Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet, the essence of the famous couple is everywhere. There is the home and balcony of Juliet, where everyone tries, with considerable success, to have physical contact with Juliet.

And, at one of the main bridges across the river, there is yet another tradition. Couples leave their locks on the light poles that are up on the bridges.

The story is that lovers come to Verona. They write their names on the locks and then they throw the keys into the water. That "locks" their love forever.

 

 

         

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George Koppel,
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A nice tradition.

Nov 21, 2010 08:15 PM #1
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Barbara S. Duncan
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How interesting.  I've never heard of that before.  You'd think there'd be even more locks.

Nov 21, 2010 09:03 PM #2
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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That's a new one I haven"t heard of.  Whatever works. I wonder what is the percentage of the locks that need to be taken off there.

Nov 21, 2010 09:42 PM #3
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Sussie Sutton
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WOW what a wonderful story and tradition! I love the picture too....you should sell me a copy!

Nov 21, 2010 11:51 PM #4
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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Any scuba divers down there finding keys and trying to sell them back to anybody?

Nov 22, 2010 06:42 AM #5
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
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What a wonderful tradition Steven!

Looks like there are alot of keys in the river!

Nov 22, 2010 08:06 AM #6
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Tony Orefice
Wilkinson and Associates/www.TonyOreficeRealtor.com - Harrisburg, NC
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Hey Steven,

Very interesting story...I have to get myself to Italy!!  Hi to Nutsy!

Nov 22, 2010 10:54 AM #7
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
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A better idea would be chain and lock Nutsy and then throw him in the river.

Nov 22, 2010 06:33 PM #8
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC - Wenatchee, WA
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Steve,

That is a great story. Love the idea and tradition.

Nov 23, 2010 07:48 PM #9
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