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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'll 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 an excellent restaurant, an indulgent spa and expansive gardens where you can find total tranquility and relaxation, Byblos Art Hotel is a fine retreat indeed.
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 perfectly suited to the hotel’s character.
Amistà restaurant serves regional dishes with a contemporary twist, using vegetables grown in the hotel’s organic garden. Pair your meal with a bottle from one of the 300 carefully selected labels on offer from the hotel’s 15th-century wine cellar, which is also available for tastings.
Filled with vibrant and contrasting colours, the bedrooms and suites at Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista are a wonderful and unique experience. They feature original pieces by renowned designers such as Alessandro Mendini, Ron Arad and Philippe Starck, and the en-suite marble bathrooms are large and luxurious.
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's also a hidden adult-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 place. Enjoy 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 (June to September), 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, you’ll find the picturesque city of Verona less than half an hour's drive away. Soak up the atmosphere of the medieval Old Town, or make a romantic pilgrimage to the House of Juliet.
Places of Interest
Verona: 20 minutes
Arena di Verona: 20 minutes
Lake Garda: 30 minutes
Gardaland: 30 minutes