Luxurious and exclusive, Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista – member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection – is the secret Italian destination where relaxation and privacy are guaranteed. With its manicured gardens, awesome art gallery, generous pool, and outstanding food, it’s a dream hideaway.
Located in the heart of Valpolicella, just a few kilometres from Verona, the beautiful villa designed by architect Michele Sanmicheli, is the perfect spot for those who appreciate the finer things in life. It’s featured even in Condé Nast Traveler, so you’re on the safe side if you decide to book it!
Last but not least, a vacation spent at Villa Amista is sure to deepen your love for Italy, a land of art and history.
The owner of Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, Dino Facchini from the Byblos fashion label, is a passionate contemporary art collector. That’s why meticulous attention to detail here is paramount – original frescos, curated artwork and antique furnishings are mixed with avant garde amenities. The focal point of this 16th century villa is the striking lounge which leaves you speechless.
Mosaics and paintings of the 16th century meet the audacious shapes and colors of contemporary art and form an eclectic union of styles. Furthermore, some of the most impressive furniture items have been exclusive designed by the well-known architect and designer Alessandro Mendini. Art connoisseurs, artists, bon vivants and creativity seekers will love this place!
Rooms & Suites
A vast collection of design objects, both contemporary and historical, decorate the sixty rooms and suites of the hotel – you’ll find royal beds, adorned ceilings, drapes made of a heavy fabric and mirror-inlaid walls.
All of the rooms & suites boast luxurious marble bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers, and high-end toiletries. You’ll feel pampered the whole time you’re here!
Wining & Dining
When it comes to cuisine, the Ristorante Atelier rolls out the white linens for an upscale menu, featuring delicious seafood and meats. Great service is no doubt why Stevie Wonder, Anastasia, Spandau Ballet or Duran Duran are among fans of this place.
At Ristorante Atelier the beef melts in your mouth and you hardly need a knife to cut it. The ingredients are so fresh, so yum!
What’s hot? The wine cellar in the fourteenth century vault houses wines from more than 300 different producers. If you’re not a wine expert, choosing the right bottle for dinner can be overwhelming. Try the Masi Costasera, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, one of Italy’s wine treasures – this wine never disappoints!
To top it all off, the Peter’s Bar has a great selection of cocktails, aperitifs and long drinks. It has even a special jukebox , where instead of music you’ll listen to poetry! It’s effortlessly romantic and full of charm.
Wellness & Spa
At Espace Byblos Wellness Centre you’ll find a relaxing sanctuary where you can indulge in the essential pleasures of rest and revitalisation – there are a lot of options to choose from: Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, Chromo Therapy Mood-Showers and a Fitness Area.
And one of the highlights here is the outdoor pool. Dozing around the peaceful pool while the birds produce smooth & melodious whistling sounds, will make you feel the wonder of life – it’s an excellent setting for a carefree vacation.
Staying at the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista in Corrubbio di Negarine is like a journey back in time—and no doubt a one-in-a-lifetime experience. Congrats to Dino Facchini for this awesome masterpiece!
To Dos While You’re Here
While you’re in the area, pay a visit to the nearby Garda Lake. There are pleasant and picturesque waterfront terraces, and plenty of boat tours on offer. Don’t miss Bardolino – one of the most beautiful villages on the lake, where you can spot spectacular sunsets.
Thank you to Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista for welcoming Expat Trip! Opinions are, as always, my own.