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3 fun facts about ‘Romeo and Juliet’ you probably didn’t know

We all know the story: young man and young lady fall in love in the magical city of Verona, rival families, impossible relationship, tragic ending. However, Romeo and Juliet is still one of the most studied and performed plays to this day. And although very little remains unexplored about the story, the characters or Shakespeare himself, there are still some mysteries to unveil.

Here are 3 fun facts about Romeo and Juliet that you probably didn’t know:

1. Shakespeare never visited Verona. Even though Romeo and Juliet meet, fall in love and die in the city, the English playwright never put a foot on the Veneto region. We have to thank him for becoming the universal city of love.

2. Juliet’s house in Verona is filled with love notes from tourists. The number of love notes that visitors leave on every corner of the house is so big, that the authorities need to clean it up. They usually do it twice a year: on Valentine’s Day and on September 17, Juliet’s birthday. There is also a message wall, where visitors can scribble their love wishes—just like the one we have at Palazzo Victoria!

Sources: (Left) Salvatore Falcone - (Right) Umberto Rambone -

Sources: (Left, Juliet’s house) Salvatore Falcone (Right, Palazzo Victoria) Umberto Rambone

 3. The famous balcony doesn’t appear in Shakespeare’s play. In the 16th Century, the theatrical scenery was so poor that the location was described by actors, and a balcony would’ve been very difficult to represent. Nevertheless, subsequent stagings of the play did include the balcony and made it so famous, that it had to be added to Juliet’s house in Verona at the beginning of the 20th Century.

After you fall in love with Romeo and Juliet, come and fall for Palazzo Victoria, your favorite hotel in Verona. Your romantic holiday is made!

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European O’pen Cup 2015: Regatta at Arco Lago di Garda

Summer is the perfect time for water sports and fortunately here in Verona, Lago di Garda is just around the corner. Luckily for sailing lovers, there are some wonderful events coming up next week that will make their delights. If you’re dreaming of clear water, breezy shores and luxury lifestyle, you can’t miss the European O’pen Cup and the European Team Race Cup 2015!




These regattas are held annually, and this year they will take place at Arco Lago di Garda. The lake, the biggest in Italy, is an exceptional scenery for the competition at the feet of the Alps. The O’pen Cup will be from the 23rd to the 26th of July, while the Team Race Cup will happen later, the 28th and 29th. The races will start each day at 1pm, with other activities happening around the competition, like a proper sailor dinner on the 24thDon’t miss the registration date and make sure to sign up for the Social Events Program to attend all these other events. We recommend that you get there early and enjoy the exciting atmosphere prior to the races!

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Here at Palazzo Victoria, your preferred luxury hotel in Verona, we’ll be waiting for you once the sailors retreat to their beds!

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3 ways to keep fit while visiting Verona

It is difficult to stay on your exercise routine while you’re traveling. Suddenly you are sleeping at weird hours in a different time zone, you are eating outside all the time and you might not have access to a proper gym! But there are still ways to find a moment for yourself and your body when you’re abroad. How? Let us show you 3 very simple ways of staying fit while staying with us:

1. Jogging around the city. If you like starting your day with an energizing run, you can easily jog around Verona. Locals usually frequent the percorso della salute (or “health trail”) in Parco delle Mura, a big park that lays where once were the walls that protected the town. The gardens are now the lung of the city and the area is lovely!



2. Exercise in your hotel. At Palazzo Victoria we have an awesome gym that we invite you to try. But if you’re shy, in our suites, you’ll have space for all the squats, jumping jacks and push-ups you need. Just remember not to break anything, please! Here is a quick guide to a morning mini-work out:
 25 jumping jacks
– 50 reps of marching in place with high knees
– 25 push-ups
– 20 squats
– 25 jumping jacks

3. Hit the pool! Especially during the summer, a swim is a complete work out and a refreshing way of starting your day. Piscine Santini Verona and Verona Lido are two public pools that are easily reachable by public transportation. If you go early in the morning, you’ll find them empty just for you.

Stay healthy and fit with us at Palazzo Victoria, your favorite luxury hotel in Verona!

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Four Special Surprises this Summer at Palazzo Victoria

Summer holidays are made to rest and enjoy. After work and stress, your body needs a good dose of relaxation to reboot and reenergize. Maybe you are the kind of traveler that loves running around the city exploring every monument and museum. Perhaps you are the laid-back type that prefers plentiful meals and long naps. In either case, at Palazzo Victoria we’ve decided it’s our top priority to make you enjoy and remember your time in Verona, regardless of the sort of traveler that you are. And in order to do so, we are starting new plans and activities to make your holidays unforgettable!

Here is a brief sneak peek of the four packages we’re cooking for you:

If you have a soft spot for Italian cuisine, you’ll enjoy Gourmet. You will experience a culinary journey through the streets of Verona, which will end at one of the most exclusive restaurants in town. Of course, our own Borsari36 will also be a key scenario on this foodie trip!

Taste of Veneto will please the most demanding palates. Discover the ancient techniques behind rice fields and wine cellars, where some of the most delicious Italian products are made. We’ll treat you to a wine tasting, while you enjoy some of the most stunning landscapes of the Veneto.

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Romeo and Juliet are still one of the main attractions of the city. And we know why—Verona is the perfect place to fall in love! Charming Tour will give you a guided tour of Romeo and Juliet’s Verona, as well as inviting you to an aperitif with Valpolicella wines and a real VIP treatment.

But if you’re here for an authentic cultural immersion, The Italian Drama will take you to the ideal place to go: the Opera. You’ll get two tickets for central seats at the Arena, a breathtaking scenario for amazing performances, and you’ll enjoy dinner at Borsari36.

Keep tuned to find out more about our special packages. More details are yet to come! Here at Palazzo Victoria, your favorite hotel in Verona, we will make sure that your holidays are memorable.

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Enjoy the best summer festival in Verona

We bring good news for the stage lovers staying with us this summer! This year’s Estate Teatrale Veronese, one of the biggest theatrical events in the Veneto, promises to be an exciting one. The event, which launched its 67th edition on June 18th, will hold fifty nights of prose and dance until August 14th in the Teatro Romano, the Teatro Camploy and the Teatro Laboratorio.



The Teatro Romano will hold a tribute to William Shakespeare, with the staging of Rosencratz and Guilderstern are dead, by Tom Stoppard (July 2nd, 3rd and 4th), and The Taming of the Shrew, produced by the Pirandellianna (from July 22nd to 26th). Guests will also be able to enjoy Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s I Rusteghi (July 9th to 14th), as well as the surprising Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (July 17th and 18th) and the local Balletto dell’Arena de Verona (August 14th), among many other performances.

Verona will be bursting with cultural life these days, so we highly recommend that you get your schedule organized! From Palazzo Victoria, your favorite hotel in the city, we will make our best for you to enjoy your stay.

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Summer Agenda: stay busy in Verona

This is going to be a busy summer in Verona! From Palazzo Victoria, we want you to make the most out of your holidays and enjoy the activities the city offers while staying with us. Clear your schedule and take a close look at the agenda for the upcoming months!


Monday 6 – Spandau Ballet (Arena)
Wednesday 8 – Tiziano Ferro (Stadio Bentegodi)
Saturday 11 – Litfiba (Castello di Villafranca di Verona)
Friday 17 – Fedez (Castello di Villafranca di Verona)
Monday 20 – Santana (Arena)
Thursday 23 – Negrita (Castello di Villafranca di Verona)
Friday 24 to Sunday 26 – Verona Harley Festival (Harley Davidson Verona)
Thursday 30 – Damien Rice (Castello di Villafranca)
Friday 31 – J-Ax (Castello di Villafranca di Verona)


Monday 10 – Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage (Arena)
Monday 31 – Dear Jack (Arena)


Saturday 5 – David Garrett (Teatro Romano)
Monday 7 – Fiorella Mannoia (Arena)
Saturday 12 – Ennio Morricone (Arena)
Monday 14 – David Gilmour (Arena)
Wednesday 16 to Friday 19 – Eros Ramazzotti (Arena)
Monday 21 – Il Volo (Arena)
Tuesday 22 – Francesco De Gregori (Arena)



Palazzo Victoria, your favorite hotel in Verona, hopes to see you (and have you) soon!

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Have fun and get involved in Verona with ‘Nutrimentum’

In the context of the Expo Milano 2015, whose slogan is “Feeding the planet, energy for life”, many interesting activities are taking place all around Italy. Actually, one of them is taking place now in Verona:  “Nutrimentum. L’arte alimenta l’uomo” combines art and science with the aim of raising awareness on the importance of worldwide nutrition, present and future.




If you’re staying at Palazzo Victoria these days or if you’re thinking of spending part of your summer holidays with us, you can drop by il Museo di Storia Naturale, il Museo di Castelvecchio or even by la Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti. You can then take a look at the different approaches to the topic by the great ensemble of international artists and scientists taking part in the project.

As a multicultural, modern and cosmopolitan town, Verona invites you to raise your awareness until August 30th. Enjoy getting involved while having fun in our company!

If you wish to get more information on the exhibiton, please visit: (in Italian language)


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Music legends at l’Arena this summer

Verona is famous for the summer Opera Festival, which this year is to run from June 19th until September 6th. But l’Arena is a versatile space and its magic makes of every show something really special.

If you’re planning to stay in Verona -or any place near- soon, you might want to know that some of the hottest international artists are visiting the town this summer… some of them true music legends, as you can see next:

Monday, June 29th, 9 pm. – Kiss (This’ll be their only show in Italy)

Monday, July 6th, 9 pm. – Mumford & Sons

Monday, July 20th, 9 pm. – Spandau Ballet

Monday, August 10th, 9 pm. – Carlos Santana

Monday, August 31st, 9 pm. – Dirty Dancing (The show on stage)

Monday, September 14th, 9 pm. – Ennio Morricone

From Palazzo Victoria, your luxury hotel in Verona, we invite you to get the most of a town filled with romanticism, good music and fun. Book your room now to get the best rates at

You can also contact us at +39 045 596 50 or at

You deserve a summer holiday you’ll remember forever!  

Arena Concerti

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The Roman theater of Verona reopens to the public

After some time closed due to restoration, the Roman theater of Verona reopens to the public.

Near the river Adige, the theater was built in the 1st century BC, during the first decades of the Roman Empire.

If you’re dropping by Verona anytime soon, don’t miss the chance to visit it.

And if you’re into museums, Palazzo Victoria is the perfect place for you to stay.




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Verona celebrates art… and wine!

Wine has always been a source of inspiration for artists around the world. Scottish novelist, Robert Louis Stevenson, said it loud and clear: “Wine is bottled poetry”.

Now, Verona honors this special relationship between wine and art with the exhibition ‘Arte e Vino‘, open to the public at il Palazzo della Gran Guardia until August 16th.

Visitors will discover how the enjoyment of wine has been depicted throughout the history of art by means of 184 masterpieces by both Italian and foreign artists, such as Titian, Rubens and Picasso.

And, being a celebration of wine, it can’t but end with a wine tasting session for the visitors, who will also enjoy some lovely views of L’Arena.

From Palazzo Victoria, we invite you to delight both your eyes and your palate in Verona!

For more information (in Italian):



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