Palazzo Victoria is a labor of love for Marcello F.M. Pigozzo, who grew up admiring how the ancient structure presides over the heart of Verona. More than a thousand years of art and history resides in its bones, from museum-worthy Roman artifacts to Renaissance paintings, and this is the inimitable element that gives the hotel its magic. Parquet floors and sleek armchairs by Italian design master Gaetano Pesce give rooms a contemporary edge, and at Borsari 36, Michelin-starred chef Carmine Calò serves innovative fresh pastas that transcend the generations.
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