How popular is Romeo and Juliet
Let's just say half a million people a year visit Verona, Italy, mostly to see sites associated with the play.
Because nearly everything you see in Verona regarding Juliet or Romeo, well, let's just say it's fun for tourist but it doesn't rank to high on the historical-accuracy-ometer.
The most popular, and most clearly contrived, of these sites is the balcony at Juliet's house.
Which was actually slapped onto the building in the early 20th century, precisely so tourists could visit it.
Which I did.
Which was totally fun.
I also did some real research while I was in Verona. More on that to come, under the history section of this website