Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

The northern Italian city of Verona, famed as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, gets its first new five-star hotel in decades.

Fair Verona is about to get that much more romantic this May, thanks to the opening of its newest luxury hotel Vista Palazzo Verona, housed in a nineteenth century mansion in a quiet courtyard, just a few steps from Juliet’s balcony—one of the city’s most famous attractions. The new boutique bolthole has 16 individually styled keys, plus ultra-luxurious amenities, like an indoor swimming pool (a first for a Veronan hotel); spa and gym; library; wine-tasting room; restaurant; and rooftop terrace, with some of the best views over the red-roofed city.

The spa is particularly impressive: During the restoration process, a Roman well was discovered and later incorporated into the sleek design of the spa pool. This ancient-meets-contemporary style continues throughout the intimate property, with hand-hewn marquetry floors; textiles by luxury Milanese fabric house, Dedar; and bathrooms clad in an exquisite array of marbles. Vista Palazzo Verona’s grand suites are especially spoiling, spreading out over 1,022 square feet.

With Juliet as a neighbor and the Roman amphitheater, Arena di Verona, just a short walk away, the location—in the heart of the medieval Centro Storico on the banks of the Adige river—is nothing short of ideal. Plus, there’s the surrounding countryside to explore: Home to the vineyards of Amarone and Valpolicella, this is prime wine territory.

Vista Palazzo Verona is located at Corticello Leoni 3, 37121 Verona, Italy. Rates start at €670.

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