Rooms under £100: Verona

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the home of Romeo and Juliet and world-famous opera — let Verona seduce youThursday, 19 February 2015

01 Residenza Madonna
It doesn't get more atmospheric than this Renaissance palazzo on Piazza delle Erbe, Verona's prettiest square. Five self-catering apartments overlook the piazza, styled chic but simple to let the original features — exposed brick and stone walls, chunky beams and even Renaissance frescoes — do the talking. Doubles from £63.

02 Hotel Mastino
It's located above a McDonald's, but don't let that put you off; the Mastino's cosy rooms (request a 'modern' rather than 'classic' one) have been slickly renovated with neutral palettes, hardwood floors and chic, striped curtains. A nearby building houses a fantastic little spa, too. Doubles from £62.

03 Hotel Milano
Pillow menus, chromotherapy showers and a hot tub on the roof overlooking the Roman arena — Hotel Milano is not your standard three-star. Some of its sunny rooms overlook main square Piazza Bra; but even the viewless ones have feature wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. Doubles from £68.

04 Hotel Aurora
There's a rustic feel to this family-run hotel overlooking Piazza delle Erbe, with traditionally styled rooms and flowers by the bed (although some have racy peekaboo showers and mood lighting). Don't fret if you don't get a balcony room — the hotel's crowning glory is a large terrace. Doubles from £70, B&B.

Published in the March 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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