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La rosa e il leone country house

Entire villa hosted by Alberto
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds2 baths
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An old country house, hidden into an ancient garden and surrounded with vineyards of Soave wine.
A charming, enchanted and mysterious place, revealing itself little by little.
A quiet oasis, with Verona's hills as a wonderful frame, as an ideal starting point for visiting interesting surroundings with their own history, culture, great food and, of course, excellent wine.

Opened in 2002, since 2007 is reviewed by “SPECIAL PLACE TO STAY”, Alastair Sawday's guide, dedicated to Italy.

The space
"La Rosa e il Leone is hard to find, hidden behind a high wall and tall iron gate at the edge of the village of Colognola ai Colli - but when the gate creaks open you catch the first glimpse of a romantic, over-grown garden, filled with trees and columns and ruins and flowers, and then you discover that the garden is shared by two houses, in one of which the owners live and the other is occupied by their guests.
One evening, Valeria, told me their history.
Her father had bought the house that we stayed in as a place to escape the women of his family - one wife, three daughters, a female cat - and immerse himself in his books. When his wife protested, he bought the house next door and created for her this elaborate garden.
After his death, Valeria stayed on here not knowing what to do with his house until she hits upon the notion of offering its three spacious bedrooms to those looking for somewhere interesting to stay.
So we slept in luxury between the finest fine linen sheets, took breakfast overlooking the garden and explored the large house from top to bottom...
I knew that the name of the place was intended to honour the sisters' parents (his Lion of Veneto, her Rose of Lombardy) so when I found a book, La Rosa e il Leone, lying on a desk, I picked it up expecting to learn more me about the family's history. But instead I found myself reading about Rosa Luxemburg and Leon Trotsky, and began to realise that Valeria was a frustrated revolutionary..."

written by Simon Loftus
An old country house, hidden into an ancient garden and surrounded with vineyards of Soave wine.
A charming, enchanted and mysterious place, revealing itself little by little.
A quiet oasis, with Verona's hills as a wonderful frame, as an ideal starting point for visiting interesting surroundings with their own history, culture, great food and, of course, excellent wine.

Opened in 2002, since 200…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Pool
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Colognola Ai Colli, Veneto, Italy

Colognola ai Colli is a “Città del Vino”, within the production district of two of the main Italian DOC, the Soave and the Valpolicella.
However, the southern territory is dedicated to the sole production of Soave wine, so that it has been included into the "Strada del Vino Soave".
Besides the great range of vineyards, the ancient olive plants come out in the hills. Almost by hand and biologically cultivated, they produce the "Olio Extra Vergine Veneto DOP", well known as a high quality product.
Thanks to the proximity of Verona, only 16 km away, a number of aristocratic families settled their own country houses in this area.
Santa Maria alla Pieve Church, built in the XIth century on the ruins of a temple dedicated to the god Mercurio, is a Romanesque jewel not to be missed!
Colognola ai Colli is a “Città del Vino”, within the production district of two of the main Italian DOC, the Soave and the Valpolicella.
However, the southern territory is dedicated to the sole production…

Hosted by Alberto

Joined in July 2015
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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No smoke alarm
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more
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