[October, 2011] Here is a photo of a corner of Juliet’s house’s court yard in Verona in Italy.
As you can see, there are a lot of locks on this gate.
This customs were started in 2007 when an Italian film called Ho Voglia di Te was released.
In this film the main lovers lock a rail along the Tevere River in Rome with their names on and throw the key away in the river, apparently.
This was grabbed young people’s heart and people started copying it.
It was not only latin countries, but also in Kiev the other day I saw the same thing, which shows how big the influence of this film is.
I have not seen the film, but it seems a light romantic comedy.