One of the many wonders of Verona is the variety of landscapes it offers. Whether you’re a mountain person, a sea lover or you’re the urban type, you will never be bored in this town. Now that autumn is coming, you might be in the mood for some quiet countryside retreat to rest from the hectic city life. Our getaway suggestion for the weekend is one of the most beautiful villas in the region: Villa Dionisi.
Just a 20 minute drive from Verona, Villa Dionisi is surrounded by stunning gardens and nature. It is a typical Venetian villa from the 18th century, which belonged to the Dionisi family. The Dionisis were rich nobles who decided to exploit the cultivation of rice and built their family mansion in Cerea to have a tighter control over the lands. The result was a magnificent villa, turned into a museum, in which you will have the opportunity to witness wonderful frescoes and tapestries. You will be amazed at the paintings by Veronese artist Giuseppe Montanari and decorator Nicola Marcola. The alcove in particular is an astonishing example of interior design. Also make sure you don’t miss the library and the portico!
You can visit Villa Dionisi for free every Friday, from 9am to 12pm. After getting all the fresh air you need, come back to the heart of Verona at Palazzo Victoria!