Villa Zambonina is a magnificent 17th century Palladian villa set on a farming estate near the splendid city of Verona. Grandly scaled, decorated with frescoes and trompe l’oeil paintings and furnished with antiques, it is an appropriate base for exploring a part of Italy known for its operas, fine wines and as the setting of Romeo and Juliet. It is not, however, too formal a house for families, or for those wanting to try out the Veneto’s marvellous range of biking routes. Rare for a house of this age, with air-conditioned bedrooms with an ample supply of bathrooms, including several ensuites, as well as an updated kitchen. The villa is divided into two self-sufficient wings, one facing a beautiful Italian garden, the other a lovely courtyard. There is an endless choice of sitting and dining areas, indoors and out, with several large enough to accommodate the entire group. A gate from the courtyard leads to a swimming pool set on a lawn with plenty of teak loungers and a pergola for alfresco dining. It's a short drive from the villa to Verona or to Lake Garda and the wineries of Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella.
Max Occupancy: 20
Villas near Venice and Verona, Veneto
- Private Pool
- Air Conditioned Bedrooms
- Internet Connection
- Satellite Tv
- Washing Machine
A graceful pink city associated with opera and romance, Verona is a delight to explore with performances from June-August. Set 20 minutes south of the city and 4km/3 miles from the small town of Vigasio with bars, shops and resturants, Villa Zambonina is also within easy driving distance of Lake Garda, 20 minutes, and the very pretty village of Sirmione on its southern, palm fringed shore. A supermarket nearby, 1.5km/1 miles is also open on Sunday morning. An area as good for grapes as it is for golfing, three famous wine regions - Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella - and two 18-hole courses all lie within in hour's drive of the property. Expect to put on a few pounds during a holiday in this area, where the specialties include rich risottos and creamy polentas; as an antidote, there are wonderful walking and biking routes through the vineyards and especially along Lake Garda.
Large entrance hall with frescoed walls. Billiard room. Study. Large living room. Large and well-equipped kitchen with a dining table. Dining room. Loggia with a dining table. Second loggia with garden furniture and a third loggia. WC.
Large living room. Library. Facing the Italian garden.
West wing. Air-conditioned double bedroom. Bathroom with bath. Air-conditioned double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower and a private terrace.
East wing. Air conditioned single bedroom. Bathroom with shower. Two air-conditioned double bedrooms sharing a bathroom with shower.
Facing the courtyard. Air-conditioned double bedroom with a wash basin. Large air-conditioned double bedroom with a bathroom with shower. Air conditioned single bedroom with French bed.
Guest wing/Ground floor
Guest wing accessed via an independent entrance or through the main house. Large living room. Kitchen opening to the Italian garden.
No air-conditioned bedrooms on this floor. Double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower. Double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower. Two single bedrooms sharing a bathroom with shower.
A magnificent formal park with a lovely informal pool area. A shady, vine-covered loggia which can be lit up at night time and garden furniture faces the gated pool, 15 x 8m/49 x 26 feet, and looks out to a lawn edged with cypresses. A pool house with changing rooms and WC. Three outdoor showers. Swings for children.
Assistance is provided locally by the property's helpful caretaker, who speaks English and lives in a separate house on the grounds. Services included in the rental fee, and optional services available, are noted under Price and Availability.
Dishwasher. Washing machine. Three satellite TVs [No Sky channels] with one DVD. CD player. Air-conditioned bedrooms. Several fans. Mosquito nets on some windows. Fixed telephone line. Wireless ADSL internet connection [computer not provided].
Tennis and golf within 10 minutes. A bicycling itinerary around Lake Garda, designed by Bicitalia, is available online at www.bicitalia.org/laghi/index.htm (mainly in Italian...) Shopping; in Milano, about 1 hour 15 minutes by train; Mantova, about 50 minutes.
4 hair dryers. Iron and ironing board.
The gated pool, 15 x 8m/49 x 26 feet, has a constant depth of 1.4m./4.5 feet and a ladder for entry/exit.
Amenities for children
Two cots/cribs and one high chair.
Additional notes about the property
Note that a road can be heard from the garden and from certain rooms. The rice produced from the estate is available for purchase.
Prices & live Availability
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