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Located just 10 km from Verona, in the enchanting green hills of the Valpolicella appellation, Villa Sogara is a stunning historic house filled with treasures, built during the 15th century upon Roman ruins. The owners have completely restored and remodeled the Villa, which contains 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a fully appointed kitchen, dining room, library, music room, various living rooms and outdoor relaxation areas.

A new swimming pool with a terraced sunbathing patio is surrounded by picturesque vineyards. Daily cleaning service, Wi-Fi internet access, air conditioning, dishwasher and washing machine are included. This stellar location is ideal for exploring Veneto and the surrounding area, for attending the many international fairs held in Verona or just for avoiding the chaos of modern life.

Veneto is a region full of history and tradition, renowned also for local food and wine production. Many interesting sites to be visited are Venice, Vicenza, Padova, and Lake Garda. You will find countryside, mountains and seaside, lakes and sea beaches.

Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in north-eastern Italy, thanks to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs (Vinitaly, Fieracavalli, Marmomacc and many others), shows and operas, such as the Opera Festival in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans.

Verona’s Natural history museum contains one of the most valuable collections of fossils and archaeological remains of Europe. Castelvecchio Museum features a collection of sculptures, statues and paintings in a magnificent castle built in 1354-1356.

* The rental rate includes the complete and exclusive residence in the villa, all expenses for water, electricity, gas, air conditioning (June 1st – September 30th), private swimming pool usage, internet adsl wifi access, daily cleaning service for bedrooms and bathrooms (except Sundays), and final cleaning. Linen and towels are provided, including pool towels. Swimming pool is open from the first week of May to the last week of September. From November 1st to April 15th central heating surcharge may apply (please ask). Phone bills are not included and must be paid separately. Security/damage deposit of euro 800 to be left at arrival, will be reimbursed at check out with the property left in acceptable conditions and with no damage exceeding reasonable wear and tear. Rental payments can be done by credit card online or bank wire transfer. Any stays of less than seven days must be paid in full at the time of booking.

** Additional services available on request: Food&Wine excursions (Visits to high quality local wineries, artisan pasta workshops, cheese factories etc). Cooking lessons. Personal chef / catering for special events or just everyday life; Chauffeur / shuttle transfers for Airports, Train stations, Opera, or any other location. Wedding planners available to arrange breathtaking celebrations. For any further requests, please feel free to contact us.

We spent a week at Villa Sogara April 24th to May 1st and loved it. First, securing the reservation with the villa owner Tommaso Peruzzi was easy and he was very responsive to emails. This is important when booking over the Internet and really made me feel comfortable with the rental.

Upon arriving, Tommaso met us at the gate to this gorgeous property and gave us a nice tour of the villa and outdoor space. It’s beautiful with views of vineyards and churches dotting the nearby hillsides. The villa itself is beautifully furnished with antiques and had everything we would want for a relaxing stay. There is also a nice pool, but the weather was a bit cool for us to take advantage of it.

Tommaso and his wife are studying to become sommeliers and therefore we had a lot in common right from the beginning because we love wine. He organized a great wine tasting at San Cassiano Winery where we tasted the amazing Valpolicella and Amarone wines. It was a great experience meeting with the winemaker and learning about his techniques and was made more special because Tommaso and Ella and his kids accompanied us. We were treated like family.

We spent a great deal of time outside admiring the views and cooked in every night, with the exception of our final night when Ella cooked for us. She prepared a delicious meal starting with a Zucchini flan, a Spring Pea Risotto, Smoked Ricotta Pasta, and a Beef stew cooked in Valpolicella wine. Dessert was a chocolate cake topped with fresh berries and cream. Of course, Tommaso paired each course with a great wine!

We spent a memorable week at Villa Sogara in September. The Villa had everything you’d want for a stay in the Italian countryside – charm, character, history, comfort, quiet, and lovely views. There were six of us, three couples, and the Villa offered a perfect balance of space – there were lots of big rooms to gather and hang out together, as well as plenty of privacy when needed.

The owners, Tommaso and Ela, are wonderful. We arranged to have Ela cook us a meal the night we arrived and it was one of the best meals we had during our Italian holiday. Tommaso was generous with advice and knowledge of the area, and he set up a private wine tasting for us at a local winery.

Although the Villa sits in a peaceful country setting, it is close to many great sites. We made easy day trips to Lake Garda, Sirmione, Verona, Vicenza, and Valeggio Sul Mincio (the home of tortellini). But each evening we were happy to be back at the Villa, sharing wine and stories from our day. I wish I was back there right now.