Art & Culture

Villa Arvedi - Grezzana

Villa Arvedi Valpantena

The Venetian Villas in Valpantena

Country residences of noble Venetian families, they are scattered throughout the region, and represent one of the highest points reached by Venetian culture in four centuries of splendour.
The sixteenth-century architecture of Andrea Palladio is certainly the most famous example of this artistic phenomenon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accompanied by other illustrious representatives: Sanmicheli, Falconetto, Scamozzi, Piovene and many others.
Even the countryside and hills of Verona are dotted with extraordinary Venetian villas that are easily accessible from the historic centre.

Villa Allegri Arvedi

In a dominant position over the Valpantena in Cuzzano di Grezzana stands the most imposing and sumptuous of the valley's stately villas, Villa Arvedi, the largest Venetian villa in the province of Verona, included in the list of Grandi Giardini Italiani.
Originally belonging to the Dal Verme family, in the mid-1400s the property passed to the Allegri family who, around 1650, commissioned the architect Giovanni Battista Bianchi to design its expansion and renovation. In 1824, the last descendant of the Allegris sold the Villa to the Arvedi family who maintained its agricultural vocation, with the production of grapes and oil still continuing.

The villa today

Villa Arvedi remains the property of the family, which makes it available to the public by offering guided tours and hosting cultural and private events, meetings and weddings.
The villa has large halls and more intimate rooms, a veranda and an extraordinary Italian garden that tell a centuries-old story, transmit strong emotions and represent the ideal backdrop for videos and souvenir photos.
The Villa is also home to a farm that produces extra virgin olive oil from the 3,500 owned olive trees, with olives harvested by hand and processed in the old house press.