The suites are arguably the places that best capture a hotel’s character and personality. The Due Torri’
s, for example, tell the story of the palazzo in which the hotel is housed, whose structure dates to the 13th century and boasts a centuries-old cultural link
with the city of Verona itself. The rooms of the palazzo evoke the luxury and comfort with which guests have been welcomed in every era.
The tie with the history of Verona
Well-known figures have always stayed here, from the Brandenburg knights who came to Verona in the 14th century to protect Cangrande II to the international artistes in town to perform at the Arena. It’s possible to say that music and culture are both at home at the Due Torri. Indeed, more than one room is dedicated to the greats of the more or less recent past. It’s the hotel’s way of paying tribute to history. One suite, for example, is named after Mozart
, who came to Verona when he was just thirteen and stayed in the hotel. For Maria Callas
, the Hotel Due Torri was a home from home where she stayed many times during her trips to Verona, accompanying her in her irresistible rise to the Olympus of the great opera singers.
Nosing around the Suites
The Deluxe Suite Maria Callas is one of the most famous and sought after in the hotel. A classic, elegant ambience furnished with a desk, a sofa and precious wall coverings, a bathroom tiled with Carrara marble and a communicating Deluxe room that can morph into a second bedroom. Arguably the most attractive detail is the balcony which offers a spectacular view over the gothic Church of Sant’Anastasia.
The same view inspired the Presidential Suite Sant’Anastasia, the most spacious of all: 100 square metres splendidly appointed in the Empire style that look out onto the piazza of the same name. It’s a suite fit for a king, or rather for a sheikh: it was created, in fact, for the visit of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the sheikh of Dubai, in town for an equestrian event. The sheikh occupied all the rooms with his delegation and even brought his own personal brigade de cuisine with him. One of the jewels in the Due Torri’s crown is the recently renovated Deluxe Suite Mozart, a sunny space enhanced by antiques and designer furniture and a bath complete with jacuzzi and tiled with red and pink marble. Like the Callas Suite, the Mozart Suite communicates with an adjacent Grand Deluxe room. It also has a reserved terrace with a beautiful view over the old town centre and the Torre dei Lamberti.
The Classic Suite Romeo e Giulietta
, finally, evokes all Verona’s romanticism and Shakespeare’s immortal masterpiece Rome and Juliet, which was set here. It’s a spacious, well-lit ambience accessible from a lovely entry with a sofa, like a private parlour. The suite is furnished in the Empire style with parquets, silk curtains in warm shades of red and objets d’art. It’s the perfect base for a romantic weekend in search of mediaeval Verona
, among the streets and palazzi that provided the backdrop for the story of Romeo and Juliet.