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Palazzo Victoria is a beautifully restored 14th-century palace that calls to mind rich and ancient history of Shakespeare’s ’Fair Verona’. Extensive renovations and restorations have revealed medieval frescoes and Roman walls, skilfully incorporating these characterful details into a stylish contemporary décor.
The hotel is located in the heart of historic Verona, just a few steps from the Roman amphitheatre, and close to the buzzing Corso di Porta Borsari. From the charming courtyard where meals are taken alfresco in the summer months, to the lively lounge and café, there is a personable, convivial charm to Palazzo Victoria that is not not typically found in hotels of this size.
Unwind with an aperitivo at the Victoria Lounge and Café before heading to Borsari 36 for dinner. A plexiglass floor showcases the Roman ruins beneath, while the show kitchen in the centre of the restaurant creates a lively atmosphere that immerses guests in the best of Italian cooking. Michelin-starred Chef Carmine Caló is particularly renowned for his fantastic pasta dishes, which are perfect when accompanied with a bottle of local wine from the hotel’s extensive cellars. In the summer months, meals can be taken in the picturesque courtyard.
The spacious rooms are individually decorated, with local materials and fabrics highlighting the traditions of the area. Some feature original frescoes and traditional parquet flooring, while others have romantic views of the Veronese rooftops or the vibrant streets below.
Find peace in the hotel’s inner courtyard and Zen garden, the ideal place for contemplative relaxation after a day spent exploring the sights of historic Verona. The impressive Roman Arena dates back to AD 30. Once the home of renowned gladiator shows and races, it is now one of the most beautiful and characterful operatic and concert venues in Italy. There are plenty of opportunities to find the Verona of Shakespeare’s Montagues and Capulets, and Juliet’s house has become a site of pilgrimage for lovers and literati alike.
Further afield, Lake Garda boasts stunning scenery and crystal-clear waters. Meander through the brightly-painted streets of Peschiera del Garda, or take a plunge into the thermal spas at Sirmione.