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Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Stunning collection of contemporary art

  • Playful Alessandro Mendini décor

  • Tranquil, expansive gardens

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  • Overview

    From the outside, Byblos Art Hotel appears to be a beautiful, if traditional, Renaissance-era villa just outside of the city of Verona, however walk through its doors and you will find yourself in a fantastical wonderland of modern artwork. The interior décor has been designed by renowned architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, who has blended the classic and the contemporary in a style reminiscent of his famous piece, Proust’s Armchair. Plastic shapes in bold primary colours sit beside ornate 17th-century features, and Renaissance statues are joined by works by some of the most renowned modern artists such as Damien Hirst, Vanessa Beecroft and Marina Abramović.

    With two excellent restaurants, an indulgent spa and expansive gardens where you can find total tranquility and relaxation, Byblos Art Hotel is one of the finest retreats in Italy.


    The halls and common areas of Byblos are a living museum of art and design, with an ever-changing showcase of some of the finest works of modern art, and you’d be forgiven for simply wandering the halls, mouth agape. The garden makes for an enchanting escape, with gurgling fountains made from Verona marble and an 18th-century inspired Italian garden. There is a hidden adults-only relaxation area complete with two hot tubs and teak decking, making it the perfect place for a tranquil afternoon.

    If you fancy pampering yourself, the spa is just the treat. Enjoy some chromotheraphy or a hydromassage, or sweat it out in the sauna and steam bath. For a truly indulgent experience, the hotel offers treatments using Anmin Cosmetics, featuring the unique qualities of gold and amber. The hotel’s swimming pool and bar area is open seasonally, situated in a quiet but sunny area surrounded by fragrant plants and trees.

    Although there’s much to hold your attention at Byblos Art Hotel, if you do manage to tear yourself away from the stunning artwork on display then you’ll find the picturesque town of Verona just over a half-hour drive away. Soak up the atmosphere of the evocative Renaissance-era streets, or make a romantic pilgrimage to the house of Juliet.


    Enjoy a refreshing pre-dinner aperitivo in Peter’s Bar, beneath two large Peter Hally paintings. The hotel’s signature cocktail, created in an exclusive partnership with Ruinart House of Champagne is a baroque extravagance perfectly suited to the hotel’s character.

    The Atelier Restaurant serves regional and international dishes with a contemporary twist, using vegetables grown in the hotel’s organic garden. Amista 33 offers a gourmet dining experience in an intimate setting. Meals can also be enjoyed in the Giardino d’Inverno for relaxed, convivial al fresco dining. Pair your meals with a bottle from one of the other 300 carefully selected labels on offer in the hotel’s 15th-century Wine Cellar, which is also available for exclusive wine tastings.

  • Facilities



    gym/fitness room


    car parking

    spa treatment room


    swimming pool


    hammam/steam room


    Facility details:

    24-hour front desk, Accessible bathroom, Airport transportation (surcharge), Babysitting or childcare, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Bar/lounge, Coffee shop or café, Coffee/tea in common areas, Concierge services, Conference space, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Elevator/lift, Express check-in, Express check-out, Fitness facilities, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Free newspapers in lobby, Free self parking, Full-service spa, Garden, Hair salon, In-room accessibility, Laundry facilities, Luggage storage, Meeting rooms - 3, Multilingual staff, Number of buildings/towers - 3, Number of floors - 3, Outdoor pool, Outdoor seasonal pool, Pets allowed, Poolside bar, Restaurant, Roll-in shower, Spa services on site, Spa treatment room(s), Spa tub, Television in common areas, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 60, Tours/ticket assistance, Turkish bath/Hammam, Wedding services, Year Built - 1600.
  • Location

    Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, Via Cedrare 78, 37029 San Pietro in Cariano, Italy

    How to get there?

    Verona train station is a 20-minute drive from the hotel (12km)

    Nearest airport

    Verona Valeria Catullo Airport (Villafranca) is a 20-minute drive from the hotel (18km)Marco Polo International Airport (Venice) is a 1 hour, 30-minute drive from the hotel (142km)Milan Linate airport is a 1 hour, 40-minute drive from the hotel (155km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Filled with contrasting colours, the bedrooms and suites at Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista may not be to everyones taste but are a wonderful and very unique experience. Marble and parquet floors are adorned with colourful rugs, modern pieces of furniture and contemporary design pieces. En-suite marble bathrooms are large and luxurious, and rooms also feature original furniture by renowned designers such as Alessandro Mendini, Ron Arad and Philippe Starck.

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)