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Going back to Verona for New Year’s eve… in the name of my grandparents!

Between 1958 and 1959 my grandfather, an American professor, spent some time travelling across Italy, teaching English to earn a living and discovering a land he always dreamt about in his childhood. It was during the New Year’s eve of 1958 when, celebrating the night in Verona, he met my grandmother. It was love at first sight, he said. Ever since then, their friends started to call them ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Also a new tradition began. They would spend every New Year’s eve in Verona to honor the night they met and fell in love.

Sadly, my grandma passed away two years ago and my grandpa followed her this year. But, in order to overcome the grief, we have had this nice idea. All my family, including me, will go to Verona this New Year’s eve to pay tribute to the memory of these two amazing and highly loved people. We even found a beautiful hotel in the very city center: Palazzo Victoria. This year they are celebrating the Festive Season with a Gatsby-inspired package, so we will dance and have some cocktails in their names.


Grandma and grandpa, wherever Heaven is, I know you are in there now, but I do hope to feel part of your presence in this magical city where you met each other. A place for the lovers and now a place for us all too. Thanks to Palazzo Victoria for having us during these thrilling days!

Mr. H.P.

 *All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real people, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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The Great Gatsby’s glamorous touch invades the Palazzo Victoria

“So we beat on, boats against the currents, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (F.S. Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby)

Evoking is an emotional activity that gives the past new, brighter looks. There is sort of a wild and exciting feeling invading us whenever, for instance, we think about the Hollywood Golden Age or the Golden Twenties. This fills us with a curious nostalgia and the crazy thought of ‘If I had been there…’

You surely know what we are talking about, because we have all fantasized with it at least once in our lives. But now, at Palazzo Victoria, we are going to make it come true.

By means of the Festive Season Package, we invite you to feel like a guest in one of The Great Gatsby’s parties. Get surrounded by many amusing, interesting people, drink the best cocktails, dance to the hottest rhythms and simply have fun.

The package includes:

Two nights in a deluxe double room or any category of your choice

Upgrade upon availability

Daily buffet breakfast at our restaurant Borsari36

Welcome Christmas drink upon arrival

Christmas gift in-room

A farewell gift

Late check out on departure day (on request, upon availability)

Christmas lunch €50,00 per person (including beverage)

‘Great Gatsby’ New Year’s Eve gala dinner €200,00 per person, including beverage

The package is priced from € 350 per room and per night for two people in a deluxe double room, from the 23rd of November until the 8th of January.

You are about to travel in time and find a great party, in the Gatsby’s sense of the word, at Palazzo Victoria, your luxury hotel in Verona. Join us and feel his glamorous touch!

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