One of the most prestigious hospitality structures of the world, beloved by celebrities, the hotel testifies uniquely the animus loci of Romeo and Juliet’s city
Ajewel among jewels, a thirteenth-century palace in the heart of Verona old town, overlooking the Church of Sant’ Anastasia, just a few steps from Juliet’s Balcony and the Arena: the Due Torri Hotel is the guardian of the memory of the city. Bought and renovated by Duetorrihotels Chain, it has always been a second home to great figures of the world of culture, art and entertainment, such as Sting and Paul McCartney, but also to managers and entrepreneurs. In fact, the structure, one of The Leading Hotels of the World, an organization that brings together the elite of the most prestigious hotels in the world, is particularly appreciated in the field of “Bleisure”.
Arena Casarini. A masterpiece for meetings
The 5-star hotel proposes its guests 7 rooms for meetings, that can accommodate from 20 to 180 people equipped with tools and equipment, furnished with attention to details and framed by an elegant and suggestive place. The jewel of the crown is a meeting hall that houses the Arena Casarini, a masterpiece, recently restored by Duetorrihotels Group, originally designed by Pino Casarini, painter, especially of frescoes, and sculptor. His work was conceived and built in the late fifties, on commission of the old owner, Henry Wallner: the particular structure of the Sala delle feste, “with a circular dance floor and a stage for shows,” was cleverly used to recall the circular shape of a tent. Brick panels placed at different depths, such as sets, capture the life of circus with bright and vivid shades: acrobats and jugglers, tightrope walker, contortionists, clowns, dancers and tamers of lions, bears, elephants and horses, monkeys, giraffes, camels and dogs. Evocating the circus magic. On the ground floor, Casarini also painted the main hall of the Hotel, the Torneo dei Cavalieri di Brandeburgo, a series of frescoes that evokes the ancient knights’ world who lived in the palace back in the fourteenth century, when it was property of the Scaligeri family.
Spectacular terrace for lunches, dinner and concktails
Going upstairs the guest can watch another spectacle: on a 300 sq.m terrace, you may taste refined aperitifs, lunches and dinners right in front of the city roofs. At Due Torri Lounge&Restaurant the creative executive chef Sergio Maggio, three Michelin forks, produces wonderful food creations. In a privileged area bookable for occasions, cocktails, small parties and events. The Giardino d’Inverno is the ideal area where granting oneself a relaxing break, sipping an aperitif or reading a good book. An intimate space, an actual oasis of tranquility hidden inside the hotel, characterized by the Olivi del Garda.
Translation by Giacomina Spadavecchia