The history
of Valpantena

History of Valpantena Valpolicella

Once upon a time, Valpantena was an ancient valley: the earliest forms of human life date back to the Bronze Age.



The story of Valpantena comes to a head in the 9th century, when rural communities started to gain independence from the cities and large farms and estates were created.

In the centuries that followed, the Veronese nobility made the lower Valpantena their holiday resort, building villas and small castles surrounded by walls: a tangible sign of their desire to separate their world from the peasant world.

All through the Venetian period, this division continued and evolved, giving rise to the two sides of the Valpantena, the noble side linked to the lords and the rural side, made up of small landowners.

Over time, the divisions became contradictions, interlocking to produce a uniquely beautiful result: our small land, a microcosm containing faces, souls and landscapes.

Its no accident that Valpantena means "Valley of all Gods": because it is a magical place, one capable to tell its story through diverse nuances and personalities.


History of Valpantena Valpolicella