The seamless blend of old and new at Palazzo Victoria is striking — modern lamps and white chesterfields cluster around an ancient well; the conference room sits next door to the building’s well-preserved underground Roman ruins. Rooms are spacious and elegantly decked-out, some with original frescoes and wooden beams. A particular highlight is the beautiful bathroom clad almost entirely in the local rose-hued Veronese marble.
Dining is a joy at the hotel’s restaurant, Borsari 36. A window offers glimpses down to the ruins below, while the open kitchen serves up beautiful dishes inspired by local ingredients.
The hotel is perfectly located for exploring the compact city of Verona, with Juliet’s balcony and the Arena just a short walk away. Words: Connor McGovern
Via Adua 8, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Deluxe room £186 per night (low season) and £471 (high season)