Valpolicella Emotions

The Valpolicella region is a picturesque hilly area located around the city of Verona. Stretching from the west, leading to Lake Garda, where ancient vineyards and the historic heart of winemaking reside, to the east, where young and modern winemakers are shaping a new market. This region comprises eight municipalities: Negrar, Fumane, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, San Pietro in Cariano, Pescantina, Marano di Valpolicella, Dolcè, and Sant’Anna di Alfaedo. Valpolicella is renowned for its fertility, thanks to numerous rivers that nurture agriculture. With breathtaking panoramas of lush vineyards, architectural beauty, and delightful weather, the region exudes a captivating charm. Embark on a delightful wine and gastronomic journey, exploring the noble red wines like Valpolicella, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto. Indulge in Veronese cheeses and cold cuts, and savor traditional pork cured meats from Lessina and Valpolicella, such as sopressa, salame, salamella, mortadella, cotechino, speck, and ham. Monte Veronese cheese is also a typical specialty of the Verona and Veneto regions. Olive oil production also thrives in Verona’s territory, spanning from Lake Garda to Valpolicella, Valpantena, and Val d’Illasi. From a historical and architectural perspective, the Valpolicella region is adorned with magnificent villas, palazzos, parks, and ancient churches that exude charm and beauty. The Villa Veneta culture emerged between the 15th and 18th centuries, following the end of the Scala family’s dominance and the Republic of Venice’s estate investments. Noble families transformed rural houses into opulent palaces adorned with statues, marble, and frescoes to preserve their image. The remarkable architect Andrea Palladio revived the glory of classical style, which had been overshadowed during the Middle Ages. Renaissance-era elegant villas, built by influential noble families, dot the region and are often surrounded by splendid parks and gardens. Valpolicella is enchanting throughout the year, offering breathtaking views of its vineyards. Many winemakers open their cellars for wine tastings, some even offering charming bed-and-breakfast accommodations. Explore rustic taverns and agriturismo establishments where you can savor Amarone risotto while enjoying a glass of fine red wine.
Planning a Wedding in Valpolicella?
Valpolicella is an ideal wedding location. Romantics can choose from the many historical villas framed by ancient parks, such as Villa Rizzardi, often surrounded by lush woods and enchanting vineyards. For lovers of rustic elegance, numerous wineries offer their premises and vineyards for wedding celebrations. In the Lake Garda area, luxury bed-and-breakfasts provide an excellent blend of wedding festivities, relaxation, and comfort, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy various sports activities, as seen at Relais Rossar. Culture and luxury enthusiasts should consider Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà, a five-star luxury haven where past and future seamlessly merge. Whether you prefer a traditional religious ceremony in one of the region’s beautiful churches or a civil ceremony in a villa’s marvelous garden, Valpolicella offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.