|Address:||Via Novare 3|
|Phone number:||+390 456 020 744|
Villa Mosconi Bertani
Conveniently located fifteen minutes away from Verona and thirty minutes away from Lake Garda, the historical complex of Villa Mosconi Bertani was built in the heart of Valpolicella Classica, in an enchanting valley that rests between lush hillsides and beautiful vineyards.
The Villa dates back to the 18th century and originated from a preexisting 16th century complex. The elegant main building, commissioned by the owner of the estate Giacomo Fattori, was designed by the Veronese architect Adriano Cristofoli in Neoclassical style. The majestic central hall, The Chamber of the Muses, is ornated with splendid frescos. Another eleven salons, all elegantly decorated and furnished, stretch from the central hall towards the peripheral wings.
The Villa was completed by the second owners, the brothers Mosconi, who destined the lands behind the building to serve as both woods and park. The Romantic English garden, the design of which was suggested by Ippolito Pindemonte, a famous Italian poet who spent ten years in the estate, is surrounded by a 3.5 kilometer long wall that outlines the clos and comprises twenty-two hectares of land. A pond was also installed, fed by natural springs located on the property, by which northern-european Kaffeehaus was built. Due to its historical and aesthetic value, the park is listed among the Great Italian Gardens.
During the 18th century, Countess Elisa Mosconi hosted a prestigious literary salon in the Villa, which became a favourite destination among Italian men of culture, such as Ippolito Pindemonte, Scipione Maffei and Ugo Foscolo.
The winery, still operative to these days, was initially erected by the Fattori family and then enlarged and perfected by Luigi and Cesare Trezza. The enological production that took place in Novare was already highly appraised by the end of 19th century and in these cellars the classic Amarone was born at the beginning of the twentieth century, due to an inattention of the cellar master.
The estate was purchased by the Bertani family in 1957 to house the headquarters of their winery. Today, in this historical location, Gaetano Bertani and his family continue the family’s wine-making tradition, with the production of Veronese excellencies such as Amarone, Valpolicella Ripasso and Soave.
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