Valpolicella

________________________

" ... Not the beauty of the landscape, not the events of the story, not the monuments of art, not the songs of the poets has served to make note Valpolicella how much its typical product: wine" wrote Giuseppe Silvestri, journalist and historian, in his monumental monograph describing this land. The old villas, the past of the poets, the green of the vines, the geometry of the cliffs. the gentle waters, the silence of sunny churches have brought Valpolicella to be the charming inspiration of writers and poets. Ernest Hemingway, Mario Soldati, Svetonius, Marziale, Cassiodorus, Scipione Maffei and many others. The idea is to follow many paths, not only related to wine, the famous Amarone or Recioto, but also routes linked to agriculture, biodiversity products of Valpolicella, food culture, the tradition of the conviviality, traditions and folk tales, architecture, history and nature. Besides all this, even the marble, inextricably linked to the history and culture of these valleys. The Valpolicella is the agricultural and cultural soul of a nearby Verona, related to an even closer Lake Garda. The influences of the Lessinia mountains, the Baldo mountain, trade with neighboring areas, Trentino and the Venetian hinterland. The proximity of Mantua, Parma and many other small or large centers easily accessible. The Chiusa, the line between the Alps and the plain, and the bridge of Veja recall the strength and the mysteries of nature. To the North the Adige valley gives the possibility to reach, in a short time, the splendor of the mountains: the Dolomites.

Quote: valpolicella.it