An Extra Treat: Three Days in Verona Before Lake Como
Inside the Byblos Art Hotel
We set our sites on Verona as a pretrip destination. We knew that, two thousand
years after it was built, the Roman Arena had been fitted with electricity and new
seats and was still the center of public life. And we knew that Verona is where the
most important Renaissance architect Palladio built several of his masterpieces.
And, of course, Romeo and Juliet came from here.
Verona's Roman Arena still in use today
But we did not know that Verona is also home to one of the most unique properties
in the world, The Byblos Art Hotel. After fifty years of passionate collecting, Dino
Facchini, bought a Renaissance villa and spent five years renovating the interior to
create a Museum/Hotel to display his huge collection of modern art.. Mr Facchini
invited living artists to help design the individual rooms where the art would be
displayed. The resulting Byblos Art Hotel has been awarded the “Best Luxury Hotel
in the World” by Conde-Nast, the “Best Villa Resort in Italy” by World Luxury Hotel
Awards and many other awards.
We have taken the villa for our exclusive use for three nights starting April 24, 2020.
If you arrive in Milan any time on the 24th we will pick you up and transport you into
this magical fantastical realm. This is one of the all time great party houses you will
Palladio’s Villa de Rotonda, (1567) Jefferson’s inspiration for Monticello