For Wine Lovers - Green Vacations - Historic Residence - Family Lodgings - Romantic Lodgings
The entire region of the Veneto is one of Italy's best-kept secrets. Apart from its star attraction, Venice, it is second to none in number and quality of artworks on display. It has at least half a dozen other towns - Verona, Padua, Vicenza, Treviso, Rovigo and Bassano del Grappa come to mind - that offer an unparalleled combination of history, culture, fine food and great shopping. Then there are countless "minor" gems such as Soave and Marostica, whose perfectly preserved ancient walls and quiet medieval streets make them ideal for a total immersion into the Italian lifestyle. Finally, the bright red bow on this extraordinary holiday package is the scenery: deep green undulating hills, a coastline embellished with charming fishing villages and a fascinating salt marsh that is home to a myriad of birds, broad valleys lined with the vineyards of Valpollicella and Amarone and Soave and Pinot Grigio, to name only a few of the region's distinguished vintages.
Until recently one of the few things lacking in the Veneto was a beautiful yet economical place to stay. So when this very historical winery estate opened its doors in late 2002, it was a dream come true. Located on a large forested estate only minutes from the autostrada, it includes a 16th-century winery that produces award-winning Amarone and a host of other vintages, as well as balsamic vinegar and honey. Its massive size and ancient wood beams will quite simply knock your socks off, and you are welcome to visit it and enjoy a tasting. The 15th-century buildings that ring the grassy quadrangle, where guests can enjoy a meal al fresco or just soak up some sun, occupy the former hunting lodge that has been meticulously restored to offer eleven air-conditioned guestrooms and four apartments. Some of the rooms are on the ground floor; all the others are only a few steps up on the first floor. The single room has a French bed that is larger than a normal twin bed. Some of the rooms have twin beds; superior rooms have romantic canopy beds and are more spacious. All have the original terracotta floors and heavy wooden beams. Pretty local fabrics match the colorful walls, creating a totally unique atmosphere in each room. All rooms have a modern tiled bathroom with large stall shower and good courtesy sets, and offer TV, electric kettle, mini-fridge, wireless or DSL Internet, and lots of closet space.
The apartments are all on the first floor (between 15 and 23 steps up from the ground floor). A and B are suitable for families or friends who don't need separate rooms. A has a spacious living room with fireplace and two full-size sleep sofas, a kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and a powder room below; plus a second floor with a bedroom with king bed and room for a single bed, as well as a full bathroom with bathtub and separate shower room. B has a living room with kitchenette (with dishwasher), powder room, bedroom with one canopy king bed (cannot be twins), and bathroom with bathtub and separate shower room on the lower level, and an open loft above the living room with two twin beds (this is an open sleep loft, not a separate room). C has a large living room with single sofabed, fireplace and one wall of windows overlooking the quiet courtyard (electric shutters offer privacy and shade when you wish), a separate kitchen with dishwasher, oven, four electric burners, full fridge and toaster, a queen bedroom with big picture windows and an en suite bathroom with stall shower, a second bedroom with two twin beds or one king bed and a hall bathroom with whirlpool tub. D is similar except that the en suite bathroom has the whirlpool and the hall bathroom has a stall shower.
Naturally, you will want to use this peaceful retreat as a perfect launching pad for your day trips in the Veneto. But we suggest you plan to spend at least one day here, either taking a hike in the well-marked forests, or lazing by the swimming pool, or enjoying a cooking lesson followed by lunch. The delightful family who are your hosts will be sure to make your stay a pleasant one - something that you will probably want to repeat again and again.
|Nightly Rates for 2016 (per room)
Two-Night Minimum Stay
(One Night On Request)
|Includes taxes & services & breakfast|
|Single Room||From 90-160 EURO|
|Standard Double Room||From 135-205 EURO|
|Superior Double Room||From 155-225 EURO|
|Triple Room or Suite (3 people)||From 165-235 EURO|
|Apartment A or B (1-4 people)||From 215-285 EURO|
|Apartment C or D (1-4 people)||From 285-355 EURO|
For this property:
Check-out: by 12 noon
A child 0-3.5 years old sleeps free in its parents' double room.
If you are planning to attend the opera at the Arena, you can take a cab back forth for about 15 Euro each way.
Venice and its airport are an hour away. We at In Italy Online will be happy to help you purchase tickets which can be delivered right to the Winery the day before the performance.
A tour of the winery with wine tasting is available Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. It lasts 90 minutes and includes the tour of the cellar, plus a tasting including the five typical local wines, plus grappa made from Amarone, a tasting of 12-year-old balsamic vinegar, cheese, salami, olive oil and paté. The cost is 15 Euro/person for a minimum of four people. It may be reserved in advance or on the spot.
The closest restaurant to the property is 300 yards away; it is very simple and inexpensive. Another 600 yards away costs slightly more; another a little fancier and slightly more expensive is 1.7 km away; another is 4.5 km away. The latter two also offer free transfer service for guests of the Winery.
Click here for information about private transfers to the property.
Please note that you need a car to stay here.Please note that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.