Stroll down the Via Mazzini, nod at Gucci and Bulgari. People-watch on the Piazza delle Erbe, where the crowds throng until 2am. Soak up grand opera beneath a starry summer sky at the Roman amphitheatre. And return to the warmth and classicism of the Domus Nova, in the car-free heart of Verona; it is wonderfully quiet. This is a grand family house that has been restored to its former splendour. Giovanni grew up here, three relatives are architects and his wife’s sister is an interior designer – no wonder it’s perfect. The look is luxy hotel, the feel is B&B and the views are fabulous: onto the large and lovely Piazza dei Signori and its historic tower. Bedrooms, on the third and top floors, are spacious yet cosy, immaculate yet friendly… natural pigments on walls, rich fabrics, painted beams, fine antiques, and one with a balcony so you can be Juliet for a day. The salon is equally inviting, with its comfortable leather armchairs and elegant breakfast tables, classical music and antique books. You’ll imagine yourself in another century staying here.