Verona, city of opera and romanticism, the cradle of a lifestyle geared to well-being, beauty and pleasure – especially at the table. To fall in love with the place, it only takes a minute. But to discover all its secrets it takes the advice of people who know it well.
The hotel as a base for adventure
To get to know Verona, it’s necessary to soak up its history, to set off in search of its cultural and artistic life, to savour its dishes and produce. Everything is close by the Due Torri Hotel, which looks on to the Church of Sant’Anastasia, within walking distance of Juliet’s balcony, from Piazza Bra and the Arena, the cradle of Italian and international opera. Known in the 14th century as the Palazzo dell’Aquila, the Palace of the Eagle, the hotel is akin to a custodian of local memory. It’s also an interesting base for organising tours to some of the most interesting attractions in the north of Italy. Verona isn’t far from Lakes Garda and Como and the Dolomites. At the hotel, it’s possible to book bespoke tours – a boat trip, say – visit castles and villages, and explore the mountain peaks and the breathtaking landscapes around them. Just ask the concierge to find out more: the Due Torri has a variety of packages in store to allow its guests to explore the treasures of the local area, to stimulate their creativity and their senses, to enjoy shopping and care for their well-being. Exclusive experiences, all made to measure.
Experiences in the city and its surrounds
The hotel is ready to pamper its guests with an array of customised packages. Take the Valpolicella tour
among the hills and vineyards and olive groves of the zone in which wines such as Amarone classico
are produced. Here you’ll meet wine producers, often in small family run cellars where wine has been made for generations, and visit their vineyards. Above all, you’ll taste their wines and discover the secrets of an ancient tradition.
Alternatively, you can travel to Sirmione
on Lake Garda
, and discover the most picturesque corners of the village. In the pedestrian precinct, away from the traffic, you’ll enjoy the mild lakeside climate and explore the beauties of the small peninsula accompanied by an expert guide. Or what about a boat trip to admire the classical villas that fringe the lake? One such is the Castello Scaligero in Sirmione
, one of the most fascinating, best conserved castles in Italy.
If you prefer to stay in the city
, why not book a visit to discover the Juliet’s balcony, Piazza delle Erbe and Arena, the mediaeval castle and the bridges, and hear all the local stories, legends and myths? Housed in a palazzo from the 14th-century, the era of the Scala family, the Due Torri boasts a centuries-old link
with the past.
The Due Torri, finally, was a home from home for Maria Callas
, who stayed here on the numerous occasions she came to Verona to sing at the Arena, with which the hotel has always enjoyed a special relationship. At this time of year, the Festival dell’Arena di Verona
attracts visitors from all over the world with its opera season, which lasts until 4 September. As an official ticket agency for the Verona Arena Foundation, the Due Torri Hotel is in a position to present its guests special offers and reserve them the best seats for performances.