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A tour around Verona in 9 steps

Known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, Verona is a place with which all its visitors fall in love. In fact, some of Palazzo Victoria’s former guests, who came only for two or three days, always asked us about how they could make the most of their Veronese experience. We’ve thought about it and we’ve created a little 9 steps schedule for those of you who are in Verona for only a couple of days. Are you ready to fall in love with Verona?

  1.  Now that the spring arrived you can enjoy some ‘terrace’ time and have a drink in Piazza delle Erbe.
  2. You can watch the stunning, panoramic view from the top of Torre dei Lamberti.
  3. If you’re coming with your partner, you can show him/her your love once more at la Casa di Giulietta.
  4. Don’t forget about crossing the bridge over the river Adige and visiting il Museo di Castelvecchio.
  5. Let out the shopaholic inside you in Via Mazzini, Piazza Bra and Corso Porta Borsari
  6. …and if you need to recharge your batteries you can have lunch at Borsari 36
  7.  Afterwards, you can drop by L’Arena and travel back to the Roman era
  8. In the Giusti Garden the first flowers of the spring are starting to show. You can’t miss it!
  9. And, before you leave… have one last drink at Victoria Lounge e Cafè!

In Verona a good time is always guaranteed. Why not coming and feeling it for yourself?




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Verona Jazz 2015: this week’s highlight for your summer nights

After the warm days running around the busy city, mind and soul need a rest. Luckily, Verona offers a wide range of possibilities for those of you staying with us at Palazzo Victoria this week. For example, the Verona Jazz Festival 2015 has opened last Sunday 21st and will be going until Thursday 25th: five consecutive nights of the best jazz will make their way in the beautiful setting of Teatro Romano, where you will enjoy the breezy, summer nights with outdoor concerts in an incomparable scenario.

Among the many performers that will delight the jazz lovers, the swing musician Richard Galliano and composer Mauro Ottolini e Sousaphonix are some of the big names that form the lineup. To check availability and more information: Eventi Verona 

Enjoy your days at Palazzo Victoria, your luxury hotel in Verona!




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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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A Pink Panther at Victoria Club: A turning point in my life

There I was, sitting alone by the Victoria Club’s bar, feeling exhausted and lonely. The meeting had been a total disappointment for me, having in mind all the time and effort I had put in it to make it work. During the negotiations I had realized that a career isn’t everything after all, so I decided to take that Stay over for the weekend offer the hotel had, and stay another day in order to clear my mind.

I’m quite simple when it comes to alcohol, so my original idea was to dip my problems into a cold beer. However, the barman, who happened to be a likeable Italian guy, sold me on a cocktail instead. So it was that a couple of minutes later I found myself facing an inviting (a very, very inviting) Pink Panther. I thought: “OK, let’s get down to business”, and, suddenly, something happened…

I don’t know if it was the refreshing taste on my tongue or the music in my ears… or both. All I know is that, when I closed my eyes, everything seemed clear. A sort of inner voice told me that I had been wrong for all my life, but that it wasn’t too late to start again. Then, after I finished the drink, I went out of the Palazzo Victoria and just walked around Verona.

When my eyes fell upon L’Arena, once more I had the certainty that everything was going to be alright from that moment on. A week later, I decided to quit my job and to follow my dreams, and now I want to thank Palazzo Victoria for having been the set of a true turning point in my life. I’m sure I’ll be back one day, and by that time I’ll hopefully have succeeded in fulfilling these dreams of mine. Wish me luck!

*Not every cocktail in the Victoria Club results in a change of job, finding the man/woman of your dreams or discovering the secret of nuclear fusion but you never know until you try…


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Bento Box: a piece of Japan at Palazzo Victoria

They know a lot about vertiginous ways of life in Japan. However, they cleverly learnt how to adapt their daily life routines to this velocity. For example, in a way to simplify the act of having lunch, they created the Bento Box, a portion of rice, fish/meat and vegetables to take away. And due to its practicality, their creation has been adopted in several other cultures.

Now, priced as of €15, you can have your own Bento Box in Palazzo Victoria’s style, choosing between the fish or the meat menu, both including water and coffee. Prepared everyday with the freshest ingredients, you can even request your vegetarian Bento Box version if you like.

Don’t let the city life’s rhythm keep you from having a fine lunch. At Palazzo Victoria you can find what you need to face your day with energy and a big smile.

Bento Box

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Why Goethe was so impressed by the Giusti Gardens?

While sat under one of the cypresses, enjoying the refreshment of its shadow, the great German poet felt overwhelmed by all the beauty around him. Today we could think of his feeling as a ‘poetic exaggeration’. But it was not. The sensibility of his did not betray the clarity of his senses. In fact, if you sum the cypresses, the fountains, the statues and the maze the result you get is something beyond words.

The Palazzo and the gardens, properties of the Giusti family, were designed and built in the 16th century. In addition to some lesser changes previously performed, after World War II the gardens  were reformed, in order to correct the damages caused by the conflict. Therefore, what we can see today is a clear example of a Renaissance style Italian garden, of which esthetic is based on geometrical structures.

Located in the east side of Verona, near to the city center and to Piazza Isolo, you can find the Giusti area at Via Giardino Giusti, 2. The garden is open from 9 am to 7 pm until March, and from April to September (summer period), from 9 am to 8 pm. With regards to the tickets, the standard entrance is priced of €6, the reduced entrance (+15 people groups), €5, and the school entrance, €3.

This visit is not included within the Verona Card offers. However, if you want to understand what Goethe felt at the cypress’s shadow, we highly recommend visiting the Giusti Gardens.



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Verona Card, an easy way of discovering our town.

When it comes to travelling and sightseeing one looks for all the comfort one can get. This is the reason why they created and started selling the Verona Card, a tool that allows one to enjoy all the things our town has to offer with free or reduced admission tickets. The Card has two different modalities:

–          You can buy the 24 hours Card (priced as €15)

–          You can buy the 72 hours Card (priced as €20) *

Beyond the option you choose to purchase, after doing it, you will have free access to places such as l’Arena, la Casa di Giulietta, il Complesso del Duomo and la Torre dei Lamberti. In addition, you will have reduced tickets’ prices for il Giardino Giusti and la Sala Boggian among other places, as well as the possibility of using the city bus travel for free. However, these are not the only advantages the Card offers. You can also ask for its added benefits with regards to, for instance, the Opera Festival performances and the shows at il Teatro Filarmonico.

Where you can buy the Card? It is not hard to be found at all:

–          In several monuments, churches and museums like il Museo Africano.

–          In IAT Tourist Information Offices (They will be closed until the 23rd March!)

–          Online: at

In case you need more information, you can visit this site:

As always, Palazzo Victoria wishes you a very nice stay in our lovely town.

*The time will start running after the first validation of the Card. 

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