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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Rainmaker
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Jay Markanich
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

Any scuba divers down there finding keys and trying to sell them back to anybody?

November 22, 2010 06:42 AM
Rainer
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
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Keller Williams Greater Worcester

What a wonderful tradition Steven!

Looks like there are alot of keys in the river!

November 22, 2010 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Orefice
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC
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Hey Steven,

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

November 22, 2010 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
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James Quarello
Connecticut Home Inspector
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC

A better idea would be chain and lock Nutsy and then throw him in the river.

November 22, 2010 06:33 PM
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Donald Hester
NCW Home Inspections, LLC
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Steve,

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

November 23, 2010 07:48 PM
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Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA Home Inspector
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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.