Historical house well outside city centre
Posted Mar 21, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel is located entirely well outside Verona and hard to reach without a car. There is nothing up there in the winter: no groceries, no restaurants open on the evening we stayed, no coffee shops, etc.
The "B&B" does not actually include breakfast in the room rate, but the hostess is accommodating and quite ready to prepare food if needed (for a price=. The villa, on about 5 floors, was built in 1902 by sculptor and decorator L. Pogliaghi, who retired to it and built a collection of ancient art, shown alongside models of his own works.
It is massive and certainly with its own character and style — not one I'd choose for my own home but one I can appreciate. It's full of exposed, chiseled wood and medieval-inspired decor, and the only downfall is that the remainder of the house (including heating and bathrooms) could use a makeover (but how do you update a historical home while keeping to the original feeling and style?).
We stayed in one of the rooms on the first floor which was comfortable and well appointed. Don't expect a mini fridge in the room or a telephone. It's a 115-year old villa from a gone era.
There is a ground-floor suite that must be stunning in the warmer season. The views from the upstairs are spectacular.
Overall, this was a good choice for our purpose, which was a romantic stop-over while en route to farther destinations. I'm not sure I'd spend longer unless I was looking for a do-nothing stay out of the way.