Villa Quaranta Tommasi Wine Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- An elegant 17th-century villa set in a centuries-old park
- The impressive spa features several pools, a Turkish hammam, a Finnish sauna and treatment rooms
- Wine and food tastings are available in the on-site wine cellar
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Eight miles from Lake Garda and a 20-minute drive from Verona
- The grounds are home to a 13th-century church and a small lake
- Popular with business travelers, as there's a huge conference center in a separate building on-site
- Most of the rooms are in the old part of the house, however some are located on the upper floor of a new building
- Checkout is at 10 a.m.
- Swimming caps are compulsory in the indoor and outdoor pool areas
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In northern Italy, between Verona and Lake Garda, Villa Quaranta Wine Hotel and Spa is a palatial estate where 17th-century grandeur meets country charm. The pastel yellow villa (complete with a traditional terra-cotta roof) features a restaurant and wine cellar and there’s also an on-site destination spa. Original features include huge arched windows and ornate and colorful wall frescos. The guestrooms are traditionally styled, with elegant off-white furnishings and opulent headboards (the Double Deluxe and Triple rooms are simpler in design). The extensive Terme della Valpolicella Spa has several pools, including a whirlpool and an aromatherapy bath, a Finnish sauna, a cold cave and a Turkish hammam; if you’re feeling decadent, splurge on a luxury wine and olive oil massage. There’s also an outdoor pool with a relaxation area for the summer months. Foodies are catered to at the Borgo Antico restaurant, which serves northern Italian specialties including fresh pasta and charcuterie platters. Alternatively, book a food and wine tasting at Bottega del Gusto, where you’ll sample regional produce and wines from the on-site cellar.
In the Area
Eight miles north of the villa is Lake Garda, where quaint traditional houses and elegant mansions line the shores. Rent a boat and pack a picnic, for a classic Italian daytrip. Verona is a 20-minute drive away. Wander the medieval streets, explore the Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater, or visit Juliet’s House, said to have inspired the classic balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet. Closer to home, the hills and mountains of the surrounding Valpolicella wine area are easily explored from the villa on foot or on two wheels.
How to Get There
Good please for long weekend to enjoy Valpolicella.
Best use car to visit wine yards but taxi works also.
No bike rental so that’s small minus cause we prefer biking.
Gym whit free weights and pool are very good.
We hope to return next year. It has been a pleasant stay for everybody in our family. The food was excellent, the wine spectacular and the staff did an amazing job to make us all feel like we were special. Simply a great place.
Very nice for a one night special stay. we went for a birthday treat but did not have time to take advantage of all the hotel facilities. Perhaps on a return visit. We enjoyed general atmosphere of hotel
a wonderful experience altogether ! impeccable suite, incredible bathroom with jacuzzi and mosaic tilings, refined furniture, discreet and effective service, comfortable lounges and pleasantly airy gardens and inner yards, a magnificently equipped spa complex with thermal waters, and attention to details everywhere - I almost forgot to mention the superb cuisine at the restaurant. A place to come back to !
As ever, an excellent stay and especially handy for getting into Verona for the opera and getting into Valpolicella and Lake Garda. The wifi was a bit hit and miss but they kept the bar open very late indeed and the swimming pool was a welcome respite from the July heat