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NATURE AMONG THE VILLAS

Nestled in the green hills covered with vineyards and cherry trees, bordered  by a large stream, Progno, the municipality of Negrar (17106 inhabitants ) occupies the easternmost valley of historic Valpolicella, the ancient Val Veriacus, meeting the Lessini Mountains to the north.

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Contacts:

Villa Mossconi Bertani

Località Novare

May to September,

Monday to Saturday, including holidays.

Sundays on reservation

Open in the winter Tuesday to Saturday

Tel. 045 6020744

Ponte di Veja

(Veja Bridge)

Sant'Anna d'Alfaedo

For guided tours call Museo Paleontologico e Preistorico di Sant'Anna

Tel. 045 7532656

PREHISTORY AND PRESENT

This route, mainly by car, will take you through the heart of the historic Valpolicella. Leaving the plains of San Pietro in Cariano (151 m above sea level), we will take you to the hills sourrounding Fumane (198 m above the sea level), then up to Marano (350 m above the sea level).

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Contatti:

Villa della Torre

Via Della Torre 25-Fumane (VR)

Guided tours on reservation

Tel. 045 6832026

ospitalita@allegrini.it

Santuario della Madonna de La Salette

(Shrine of our lady La Salette)

Open to public: Sunday 9-17

tel. 045 7701007

Grotta di Fumane

From Fumane follow the signs for Molina, after 2Km, at the crossroad to Molina keep yor right and follow the sign "Grotta di Fumane"

Tel. 366 2064398

info@grottadifumane.eu

Parco delle Cascate di Molina

Località di Vaccarole, Molina, Fumane (VR)

Open to public:

March to September

Guided tours only on reservation

Tel. 045 7720185

Villa Giona Fagiuli

via Cengia 8

San Pietro in Cariano (VR)

Tel. 045 7725068

villagiona@villagiona.it

Villa Santa Sofia

Via Ca' Dedè, 61, Pedemonte, San Pietro in Cariano, (VR)

Tel. 045 7701074

info@santasofia.com

Ponte Tibetano

(Tibetan Bridge)

Malga Biancari, Località Girotto, Marano di Valpolicella (VR)

Guided tours only on reservation

Tel. 045 7755002-6

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8-13:30

Thu 8-13:30 e 15-19

Sat 8-12:30

 

CASTLES AND CHERRIES

In the easternmost valley of the province of Verona are the villages of Colognola ai Colli, Tregnago, Cazzano di Tramigna and Montecchia. Here the beautiful vineyards, olive groves and cherry trees share the scene with many historically important monuments. 

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TOWARDS EAST

This route ia a car trip between the valleys of Illasi and Mezzane which lei east of Verona. Only 10 km from the city is San Martino Buon Albergo (14736 inhabitants), documented in Roman times but which already existed in the Bronze Age, attested by the remains of a fortified village in the nearby hills.

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Contacts:

Villa Girasole

Loc. Marcellise, San Martino Buon Albergo

For the information call the public library:

Tel. 045 8874314

Villa La Musella

Via Musella, 11, San Martino Buon albergo

CAn be visited only upon written request

Villa Pompei e Castello

Illasi municipality

Tel. 045 7830411

Villa Maffei Benini

Piazza 4 Novembre, 6

Mezzane di Sotto (VR)

Tel. 045 8880100

Villa Giuliari Erbice

Via Villa, 22, Molino di Mezzo

Mezzane di Sotto (VR)

Tel. 045 8880333/ 045 8880086

Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

Via Roma, 18

Mezzane di Sotto (VR)

Tel. 045 8880172

Forte di San Briccio

Association All'ombra del Forte

Via della Liberazione,

San Briccio di Lavagno, (VR)

Tel. 346 7014995

DISCOVERING THE VALPANTENA

The Valpantena is a land of ancient memories in a lush and austere natural setting. Passing through the heavily industrialized valley and leaving behind the vineyards, cherry trees and olive groves, you finally reach the breathtaking pastures of Lessinia.

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Contacts:

Parco Faunistico Didattico al Bosco

Località Zerbaro, n.45

Romagnano di Grezzana (VR)

Guided tours on reservation

Tel. 045 8650241

Cell. 348 0702972

Villa Allegri Arvedi

Guided tours on reservation

max 6 people

Tel. 045 907945 (villa)

Cell. 348 2207298 (Sign. Paolo Arvedi)

Riparo Tagliente

Guided tours in september and october on reservation, organized by University of Ferrrara

Tel. 045 590935

(Veneto region department of national heritage)

Tel. 045 8650169

(Biblioteca di Grezzana)

Chiesa di San Micheletto

Strada Provinciale 6 (SP 6) direction Bosco Chiesanuova

Open on the last weekend of September (San Micheletto's Day)

The church can be visited calling Grezzana parish

Tel. 045 907023

Chiesa di San Moro

Via Monte Moro, San Mauro di Slaine (VR)

Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 to 18.00

Tel. 045 596497

(San bernardino church, VR)

Coàle del Mondo

www.speleolessinia.it

Mr. Bruno Pellegrini

(Speleology commission of Verona)

Tel. 045 918484 o 045 562573

pellegrinibruno40@gmail.com

Mulino dei Bellori

Località Bellori, Lugo, Grezzana (VR)

Saturday (except holidays)

from 1st October to 31st March 15.00 to 17.00

from 1st April to 30th September 16.30 and 18.30

Open every day on reservation. For information Pro Loco di Grezzana:

Tel. 045 980296-045 907483

045 8880022

info@grezzanainchat.it

Cappella del Redentore

Viale del sole, Parco Monte Croce, Cerro Veronese (VR)

The chapel can be visited on reservation

Cell. 338 1232621 (Mr. Mandrà)

Tel. 045 7080009 (Parish)

La Giassara dei Carcereri

Via Ghiacciaia, Contrada Carcereri, Cerro Veronese (VR)

Tours on reservation.

During the summer open every day from 10.00 to 11.00 and from 17.00 to 18.00

Tel. 045 7080963 (Tourist office)

Cell. 338 1232621 (Mr. Mandrà)

Cell. 328 5370081 (Mr. Marcolini)

 

THE FORTIFIED WALLS OF VERONA

Le Torricelle or Toresele (towers) are the walls that enclose the historical centre of Verona. They get their name from the round, so callled Austrian Maximilian towers.

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Rondella della Bacola

(Bacola round tower)

Entrance from Via Moschini, n.11/A Verona

"Liceo Fracastoro"

Tel. 045 8348772

 

BETWEEN GRAPES AND STONE

The municipality of Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (11,682 inhabitants) is in a central position between Verona (18 km) and Lake Garda (18 km). There are several neighbourhoods in its territory: Ponton, Domegliara - a train station on the Verona-Brenner line - Gargagnago, Monte and San Giorgio. 

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Contacts:

Pieve di San Giorgio di Valpolicella (parish church)

San Giorgio di Valpolicella museum

open during summer only

Saturday 15:00-19:00

Sunday 15:00-19:00

ROUTES ALONG THE RIVER
Pescantina - Dolcè

This route connects the settlements in Valpolcella that lie along the river Adige. The route starts from the railway brdige in Parona, and passes through Nassar, in the municipality of San Pietro, continuing to Pescantina, arriving to the municipality of Dolcè. 

 

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Contacts:

Villa Del Bene

Open on Sundays and oh holidays

October to April

14.30-17.00

May to September

14.30-19.00

Tel. 328 7094481 (keeper)

Girovagando tra Ville e Vigneti per la Valpolicella

The first of the three routes through the historical area of Valpolicella is full of extraordinary evidence of human history.

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La Terra di Mezzo

Abandoned the soft lines and subtlety of Valpolicella, we will dock in Valpantena, a land of ancient memories, dominated by lush and more austere vegetation.

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Terra di Confine Ultimi Orizzonti

Abandoned the heights of Lessinia, our road goes ever more East, to the last horizon of the Verona area. The third route starts in San Mauro di Saline, the last leg of The Middle Earth (2nd route).

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Initiative sponsored by the Rural Development Programme 2007-2016 for the Veneto region, Axis 4 - Leader.
Responsible Organism of information: Valpolicella Wine Route
Managin authority: Veneto Region Management Plans and Programmes of the Primary Sector.