After a long winter’s wait, Due Torri Hotel in Verona is reopening its doors and preparing to welcome guests from April 22. A new season is on the way and we have been invited inside for a sneak preview.
The terrace with a panoramic view
Shakespeare’s Juliet appeared on the balcony of her house in Verona to meet Romeo. We go higher up to admire a unique view. The hotel’s 300 square-metre terrace with a panoramic view
dominates the whole city: from the Torre dei Lamberti to the Duomo, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Castel San Pietro and, in the background, the hills that roll northwards to the horizon. With its wide bends, the River Adige resembles a tape unspooling in the distance. It’s an unforgettable sight that hugs history, past and present, in a single embrace. This is the highest terrace in town, a perfect setting for lunch or an aperitif, or dinner beneath the stars. Here the Rooftop Gourmet Grill Restaurant is in the capable hands of chef Sergio Speca
, who also oversees the Due Torri Lounge & Restaurant
, the restaurant inside the hotel.
The princely suites
Walking on tiptoe, let’s now move on to admire the jewels in the Due Torri Hotel crown. One of these is, without doubt, the recently renovated Deluxe Suite Mozart
, a homage to the great composer, who came to Verona and stayed in the building when he was just thirteen – and already an acclaimed composer. It’s a space full of light, beautifully appointed with antiques and designer decor. The Suite has a private terrace that affords a fine view of the city. The Deluxe Suite Maria Callas
also has a balcony, in its case with a view of the Gothic church of Sant’Anastasia. The Presidential Suite Sant’Anastasia
, finally, the largest of the cities, is worthy of a king, or rather of a sheikh, having been designed for Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. It occupies a whole floor and its 100 square metres are a unique concentrate of distinctive style.