The wondrous 15th Century mansion at Agriturismo Musella meets all requirements in terms of aesthetics, history, entertainment and wine tasting. The farm is located in beautiful surroundings, and a babbling stream runs through the farm to a small pool with tasteful wooden decking, showers and umbrellas / parasols.
The setting is quite idyllic, situated amidst forests and vineyards and just around 9 km from the Arena in Verona. So you can easily combine country life with trips to the fascinating and historic city of Verona on this holiday. It has a small pool in the garden surrounded by parasols and sunbeds with a marvellous countryside backdrop. Upon arrival, you are likely to be greeted by the owner's friendly and enthusiastic dogs!
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The farm belongs to 400 acres of land with woods and vineyards and when you stay here, you are free to roam and explore the countryside and soak up the vines before they are harvested. The farm proudly produces wine of high quality and includes the red Valpolicella Superior DOC, Amarone and Recioto and white wine Bianco del Drago IGT. You can book tours and wine tastings (for groups of more than 4 people). In addition to the 300,000 bottles of wine produced annually in Musella, they also produce grappa, balsamic vinegar, virgin olive oil, honey and olive pate.
Breakfast is served buffet style in the cosy conservatory where the large windows are opened in the summer giving you a better view of the courtyard with its ancient olive trees, and the rest of the manor house. In addition to the breakfast room, there are two charming communal rooms with a fireplace, library, internet and television.
There is not a restaurant on site, but you don't have to start your car to find somewhere good to eat since there are two restaurants around 600 metres away (trattoria della Scimmia on the left and L'osteria al Ponte on the other side of the road). In addition, there are good restaurants located around. 4 km away - Antica Trattoria Il Busolo and Antica Ostaria de Barco approx. 5 km away. There are mountain bikes available to hire, and there is a free secure car park in the grounds.
NB: Since the owners do not live on the farm, it is not possible to arrive after 21:00.
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We enjoyed our stay there tremendously, and especially their delicious Amarone wine. Now we just need to figure out where we can buy it in Denmark :-). Delicious breakfast that was served in the vineyeard.
Excellent reception, lovely place, staff and owners are very charming, very delicious breakfast.