A lovely view of Verona
My husband, sister-in-law and I stayed in this villa for six days during late April of 2011. It was an excellent base for exploring many sites in Verona and the Veneto, such as Lake Garda, Vicenza, and smaller, scenic villages in the vine-covered surrounding mountains. The city itself has numerous points of interest that can be reached by walking - the Ponte Romano area is espeicially accessible and well worth an excursion. Strolling along the Adige river watching fishermen or just the water rippling rapidly on the stones was relaxing. The villa overlooks Giardino Guisti, which had belonged to the family of the current owner before being opened to the public. We particularly enjoyed the views over Verona from the two upper level bedrooms, the patio and the living/dining room windows. The outdoor patio was a perfect place for resting, reading, planning our sidetrips, and enjoying some wine in the early evening as it was shady and quiet. The street outside the villa was blocked at one end and somewhat steep, so vehicles were a rarity and those that did come in the area seemed associated with the religious groups occupying the hilltop properties. The villa itself was very clean and attractively furnished with many items that appeared to be part of the family's well-cared for possessions. It had the feel and appearance of a cherished home rather than a rental place. The living/dining room contained comfortable couches, many family pictures, a working fireplace, and an assortment of art books. This was quite an elegant place for sitting and if anyone felt the need of the TV, it was there. The kitchen was well-stocked with all the necessities for preparing meals, including a window herb garden and full appliances. There was a grocery store in the neighborhood which had a range of meats, produce, packaged goods, and wine; there were more than enough choices available for preparing full meals. We enjoyed walking in the evening to several of the restaurants in the area. The owner left a comprehensive listing of eateries, stores and points of interest; she was there to greet us on arrival and explained the particulars of the neighborhood and villa. By the end of our stay, the villa was as much a part of our vacation as sightseeing. I would recommend a stay here. The only caution is that there are stairs, which were not a problem for us, but could be for persons with mobility issues.
Persone di età 55+,
Turisti senza auto,
Risposta del proprietario: I am very happy that Jane Mattingly and her family enjoyed their stay at the Casino di Venere and fully understood the spirit of the place, quiet and inspiring with the most breathtaking view on Verona.
At twenty minutes walking distance from town, at ten minutes from shops, etc you have the feeling of being in the country, with the sixteen 400 years old cypresses in the garden and cicadas and crickets singing keeping you company...
At the moment with my daughter Gaia - a well-known landscape garden - I am making improvements to the gardn, adding roses, more flowers and adding deck-chairs and soon an umbrella to enjoy the garden even more.
Casino di Venere grants you a holiday "on the roof and in the heart of Verona".
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