City | City-break
For a fusion of ancient and modern in a chic shopping district of fair Verona, where we lay our scene, NH Collection Palazzo Verona (formerly Palazzo Victoria) can’t be beaten. With an ambiance that melds frescoes and flatscreens to great effect, this 14th-century palace-cum-luxury hotel with an enviable location, provides the ideal base for exploring Shakespeare’s city.
Combining Roman ruins, Ionic pillars and medieval frescoes with contemporary design touches and futuristic flourishes such as a living lime green wall of lichen, The NH Collection makes for a memorable city break stay; just a ten-minute walk from the train station, it is a stylish extension to a trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient Express as well.
The mash-up of old and new in this comfortable hotel is flamboyant but the historic elements are well-preserved. Rooms and suites feature large beds, high ceilings, marble bathrooms and silk wallpaper. The best have wrap-around balconies. Communal features include peaceful courtyard gardens.
Spend your days ambling between the boutiques that line the nearby streets or stop for an aperitif in the famous squares. Browse a copy of Romeo and Juliet and then go in search of the famous balcony. Ask us about how to catch a play at the historic theatre Teatro Romano or an opera at the Arena di Verona.
In the evenings, ask the staff for directions, dress up smartly and head out to join the locals for passegiata in the piazzas. After a stroll and a drink at a pavement-side café return to the hotel and the Coirso Porta Borsari restaurant for the imaginative tasting menu based around Italy’s best produce. Pair the courses with vintage wines suggested by the sommelier. Once you are satiated, retreat to a corner table in the dark and intimate little bar for a nightcap from the cocktail list.
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Experience the world’s most iconic train, a stay in Verona and an all-inclusive, Italian river cruise, all wrapped up in one luxury holiday. Expect the finest service throughout.
Explore Verona’s medieval delights with a luxury stay and pair of tasting tours before the afternoon teas and white-gloved service of the most iconic train sees you home.
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