Already in the 14th century, this palazzo was the prestigious residence of the Scaligeri, Lords of Verona, also referred to as the ‘Scaligers’ in English. Great leaders and patrons, the della Scala family gave sanctuary to the great Italian poet Dante whilst in exile. Dante acknowledged their kindness in the Divine Comedy by dedicating Paradise to Cangrande della Scala and with his homage to the great Bartolomeo of Lombardy in the third canto.
The Scaligeri vocation for hospitality has come down to us and the palazzo has been reopened to welcome modern travellers in a unique location in the heart of Verona – Piazza dei Signori (also known as Piazza Dante). Today, thanks to the building’s skilful restoration, past and present alternate and merge in rooms with an exclusive design and refined atmosphere.
The Lords of Verona interiors and lighting were designed by Simone Micheli. Architect, designer and academic, Micheli has interpreted the concept of luxury hospitality with originality and innovation.