This is a very interesting area surrounded by vineyards, beautiful Venetian and Renaissance villas and Romanesque churches.
One of the most characteristic signs of the Valpolicella area are the “marogne”; these are centuries- old stone walls, made of local lime stone, which are used to create terraces on the hills and also to divide the wine fields from old land roads.
Valpolicella is famous, not only for its prestigious wines such as the Amarone and the Recioto, but also for its caves, marbles and the old culture and tradition of its towns.
Typical products from Valpolicella are cherries, peaches, salami, soppressa and olive oil.
During the spring season, when all the countryside is coloured white by the blossom of the cherry trees, many different festivals such as the Palio del Recioto, the cherry festival, the Magna Longa (yearly hike through the vineyards, tasting food and wine at five different wine cellars) are organized.
Located between the Po valley and the Alps and close to the Adige river, which was in the past the most important line of communication between Italy and Europe , Valpolicella contains evidence of ancient human presence: the caves of Fumane, which can still be explored today, were inhabited by the Neanderthal about 35,000 years ago.
During the Roman empire (which in Verona started in the middle of the II century BC), Valpolicella was inhabited by a population of Etruscan origin
called the Arusnati and it is since that time that the cultivation of grape vines has been more developed and diffused.
Boutique B&B OSTERIA DELLA PIEVE
piazza della Pieve,1
San Giorgio Ingannapoltron
fraz. di Sant'Ambrogio (VR)
Vista Panoramica sui vigneti dell'azienda Agricola Coali, fotografo Alessandro GLOBER.