If the ghosts of Marie-Antoinette and Gianni Versace ever needed to host a post-mortem retreat together, they would definitely settle for this place.
The luxurious Byblos Art Hotel is conceived as a permanent contemporary art exhibition, although being housed in a restored 18th century Veneto villa. It blends classicism and modernity, forcefully marrying plastic shapes and bright colors with antique furniture and marble elements. Old school paintings hang side by side with extravagant creations by the likes of Anish Kapoor, Takashi Murakami, Marina Abramovic and Vanessa Beecroft.
The gardens have retained their original splendor and you cannot visit without taking a refreshing plunge in the beautiful pool, nor relaxing at the deliciously kitsch indoor spa. Speaking about kitsch, the rooms are a nightmare to every tasty minimalism lover out there, but what a feast for the eye! This is exactly the place to stay if you want to visit fair Verona without getting caught up in all her clichés.