If Juliet, instead of musing quietly, had given her lines a good bellow the youthful ‘Romeos’ at the Accademia could have heard her. Shakespeare set the play in Verona and Juliet’s house, with its legendary balcony, is in Erbe Square, just a short stroll from Accademia. From 1565 it was known as the Accademia dei Filotimi; an educational establishment for young noblemen.
Today’s Hotel Accademia is a delightful combination of elegant tradition and modern luxury and, as you step out onto Via Mazzini, you can well imagine yourself in Verona at the time of the Capulets. Little has changed in the old city; it is still a place of many layers, offering you a rich tapestry of art and architecture, sophisticated shops and happening restaurants.
Hotel Accademia, at a glance
- Beautiful, historic building in the centre of Verona
- Choice of 94 single, king-size and superior double rooms and luxury suites
- All rooms have stylish en suites and views of historic city buildings, plus satellite TV and WiFi
- Suites have separate living rooms and (typically) beamed ceilings
- Chic, chandeliered restaurant serving Veneto specialities
- American bar
For leisure and pleasure
- Excellent base for discovering the Roman, mediaeval, Napoleonic and Hapsburg influences of this historic city
- A must-stay for opera lovers on a luxury, tailor-made holiday to Verona
- Easy access to the Arena amphitheatre
- Close to Piazza Brà, and Erbe Square
- Glittering array of shops, restaurants, bars and nightlife within walking distance