Verona was the setting of many of Shakespeare’s works, and it’s not hard to see why. The charming city centre is steeped in history, haute couture and a hive of traditional and fusion cuisine.
Nestled in Northern Italy, Verona is the ideal ‘48’ hour destination and a perfect pilgrimage for romantics and culture vultures alike. Alternatively, the city – which is a little over an hour from both Milan and Venice – makes a fantastic base for exploring the neighbouring regions, from wine-tasting in Valpolicella, sailing on Lake Garda, or skiing in the Dolomites – in the city where Romeo met Juliet, anything can happen.
Last year Palazzo Victoria, the latest addition to luxury hotel portfolio – The Salviatino Collection, opened its doors to Verona’s historic city centre.
The five-star Palazzo Victoria is the sister property to Il Salviatino, the luxury award-winning 15th Century villa in Firenze, and offers discerning travellers a luxe and intimate city centre bolthole.
Located centrally on Corso Porta Borsari, the hotel which comprises of 70 rooms – including Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Grand Terrace Deluxe, Junior Suites and Suites, plus the iconic Victoria Suite – introduces a new type of luxury to Verona. Built on Medieval and Roman ruins which have been carefully preserved and featured throughout the public areas and rooms, Palazzo Victoria effortlessly blends rich heritage with seamless service, first-rate technology and bespoke amenities.
The hotel features an internal garden complete with columns and courtyard furniture which gives Palazzo Victoria plenty of natural light and an al-fresco ambience. Victoria Club is the hotel’s vibrant and dynamic concept bar, which offers an abundance of cocktails, prestigious wines and a vast selection of Aperitifs to be enjoyed against a backdrop of Veronese décor and live jazz music.
In a region rich of local cuisine and numerous eateries, Palazzo Victoria’s restaurant concept overseen by Chef Carmine Caló, is simple – to showcase the very best of Italian cuisine. Guests are taken on a culinary journey through creative seasonal menus plus the restaurants open kitchen and live cooking stations make Bosari 36 a hub of activity at breakfast, lunch and supper.
Those checking in to Palazzo Victoria, Verona can now combine a cultural city break with an al-fresco spa experience at Lake Garda’s thermal pools, famed for their beauty and health benefits.
Palazzo Victoria’s City and Spa Escape includes accommodation at the chic city centre Palazzo Victoria Hotel as well as a three-course dinner at its Borsari 36 Restaurant, a cocktail on arrival and a traditional Italian Sunday brunch created by award-winning Chef Carmine Caló. What’s more, guests can enjoy some serious spa time with complimentary admission (and transfers to) the Aquaria Wellness centre in Sirmione. Offering breath-taking vistas over Lake Garda, guests can bathe in the famous hot springs and indulge in one of the numerous aroma-chromatic treatments offered by the spa.
The City and Spa Escape package brings together the best of both worlds, and Palazzo Victoria is the perfect base for a weekend of fun, relaxation and discovery. Located in the heart of the city means Verona’s buzzing jazz cafés, trattorias and boutiques are literally on the doorstep. Alternatively guests can soak up the culture of Italian opera under the stars at the famous Arena or go on a bicycle tour of some the most captivating sites in Italy such as Castel San Pietro, Piazza Bra and Porta dei Borsari.
Palazzo Victoria’s City Spa Escape Package is available immediately until 30th August 2013 and costs from €337.00 per person per night inclusive of VAT, including:
Overnight accommodation in a Deluxe room
Room upgrade subject to availability
Welcome cocktail on arrival
Dinner at Palazzo Victoria’s Borsari 36 Restaurant
Complimentary transfers to the Sirmione Hotsprings Aquaria
Admission for two to the Sirmione Hotsprings Aquaria including complimentary access to the pools and Jacuzzi, a light lunch in aquaria bar and one half an hour massage
Italian Sunday brunch (if staying on a Saturday night)
Guaranteed late checkout at 2pm
For more information, or to book visit www.palazzovictoria.com