A handful of kilometers west from Verona, nestled between Mounts Lessini and Adige River valley, Valpolicella area casts a spells on visitors with the magic of its vineyards, hectares-spread on the profile of its mild, lush hills dotted with the quarries of precious red Verona marble. Know since ancient Roman age for a passionate and precious wine production which made the area famous up to the borders of the empire, Valpolicella territory became a preferred residential destination, thanks to the beauty of its landscape and the prestige of its vineyards, for noble and wealthy families who built, from the Renaissance period to the XVIIIth century, some of the most beautiful mansions in northern Italy. Villa Giona is just one of the oldest and better maintained example of those luxury, ancient properties, dating back to the end of the XVth century, when Giona Fagiuolis, a noble family of Jewish origin from Verona, built a small fortress to protect their land. The mild climate, the beauty of the landscape and the quietness of the place made the family soon spend the summer season in their plot and adapt the house to the Renaissance aesthetic architectural standards. The main body of the villa is encompassed by two lateral wings, each ending with a dovecote tower; the huge park surrounding the mansion was designed, at the true beginning, in the style of an Italian garden, according to the aesthetic trend of the period, with elegant, symmetric geometries embellished by marble and stone fountains and tubs. The romantic trend coming from England in XVIIIth century turned the Italian-style “giardino” into a park with timber trees, cypresses and ponds with waterlilies. The villa serves today as a refined and cozy hotel, nestled in the middle of a charming landscape among vineyards and olive tree groves and constitutes one of the brightest examples of the Italian Renaissance architecture in Veneto. In reason of the historic importance and uniqueness of the building, the villa strictly undergoes a confidential negotiation.
Antitheft, Conditioned Air, Fireplace, Chimney Flue, Safe, Electric Gate, Double Entrance, Parabolic Antenna, Laundry, Car Passage, Pedestrian Crossing, Swimming Pool, Closet