The Italian Renaissance in the heart of Valpolicella
Villa della Torre – one of the Italian Renaissance jewels – is the work of Giulio Romano and Michele Sanmicheli, who designed its forms between the end of 1440 and 1562, following the model of the Roman domus. Purchased in 2008 by Marilisa Allegrini, today it houses a Wine&Art Relais and hosts the Villa Della Torre winery, a project overseen by Marilisa’s daughters, Carlotta and Caterina.
You can spend the night in the Villa: choose from ten luxury rooms dedicated to excellent wines or personalities who have made the Villa great.
The best way to fully experience the atmosphere of the Villa is by taking a guided tour. Completed around 1562, the Villa allows visitors to enjoy a unique architectural environment: the Peristyle and the Peschiera, attributed to Giulio Romano, the Tempietto by Michele Sammicheli, the Mascheroni Chimneys by Giovanni Battista Scultori, and finally the mysterious Grotto.
Real wine lovers can take a tour of the vineyards surrounding Villa Della Torre.
End the visit on a high note by tasting the Valpolicella Classico Superiore and Lugana of Villa Della Torre or by tasting the wines of Allegrini, Poggio Al Tesoro (Bolgheri) and San Polo (Montalcino).
Homemade pasta, local sauces, signature dishes such as Brasato all’Amarone with polenta and more: the cooking classes held at Villa Della Torre are a deep dive into local tradition with an elegant and modern twist. What’s best is that you can taste the freshly cooked dishes at the end of each class.
Cooking Class & show cooking
The care for our territory also comprises sustainable ways to discover it: you can pick from hiking or e-bike and explore nature while having fun.
This exclusive location offers the perfect setting for hosting private banquets, where guests can indulge in the chef’s authentic and seasonal creations. The Villa is a picturesque venue suitable for weddings, corporate events, and photoshoots.
Veneto is a multifaceted region home to a range of stunning landscapes and cultural attractions, with the gorgeous Venice being its crown jewel – a mysterious and ageless city complemented by the beauty of rolling hills and mountains that gaze out to the Adriatic Sea. Hosting century-old cultural hubs, such as Verona with its amphitheatre, Veneto also features some of the most respected winemaking regions of Italy, like Valpolicella and Valdobbiadene. Here, you will become acquainted with the commitment of the people who toil on the land every day.