Artena

Artena is a small town, being part of the Metropolitan Area of Rome and situated about 25 miles east of the city.  It was here that the famous balcony scene was filmed.

More particularly the following scenes were shot there:

Scene 21:  The young Montague men are wandering down a street (Via del Municipio) trying to find Romeo

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Via del Municipio – then and now

Scene 22:  The balcony scene, filmed in the rear garden of the Palazzo Borghese. The front door of the Palazzo is situated on the Via del Municipio (see the doorway on the left of the present picture – above).

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The filming of Scene 22 (Balcony Scene) in the garden of the Palazzo Borghese – September 1967. Pasqualino de Santis (Director of Photography) is on the left of the picture.

Scene 26:  Juliet comes down the steps to the rear garden of the Palazzo Borghese, which can seen from the Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.  She is waiting to hear news from the Nurse as to the wedding plans.