Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in San Martino Buon Albergo - Villa Sogara
Charming 1400s villa near Verona. Great for families and friends reunions
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Prestigious mansion set between the peaceful green hills of the Marcellise Valley, just 10 km far from Verona, Villa Sogara is a historic house full of charm and tradition. Built during the Middle Ages on the ruins of a Roman settlement, the villa has acquired its actual appearance during the 15th-17th centuries. Over time, the owners have continued to take care of the villa, which now offers to its guests all the comforts of modern times combined with an irresistible historical setting. The Villa is rented entirely to one group of people on a self-catering basis. Its location is ideal for a relaxing holiday surrounded by vineyards and secular trees, for visiting Verona and enjoying its worldwide famous happenings (Arena Opera Festival, Vinitaly, Fieracavalli etc), as well as for reaching quickly many cultural and leisure sites like Mantova, Vicenza, Padova, Ferrara, the Lake Garda and Venice. A private swimming pool is available to guests from June 1st to September 30th.
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* The rental rate includes the complete and exclusive residence in the villa, all expenses for water, electricity, gas, air conditioning (June 1st - September 30th), private swimming pool usage, internet adsl wifi access, daily cleaning service for bedrooms and bathrooms (except Sundays), and final cleaning. Linen and towels are provided, including pool towels. Swimming pool is open from the first week of June to the last week of September. From November 1st to April 15th central heating surcharge will apply. Phone bills are not included and must be paid separately. Security/damage deposit of euro 800 cash to be left at arrival, will be reimbursed at check out with the property left in acceptable conditions and with no damage exceeding reasonable wear and tear. Rental payments can be done by credit card online or bank wire transfer. Any stays of less than seven days must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All published rates refer to weekly or monthly rentals. For stays shorter than one week please ask for a quotation.
** Additional services available on request: Food&Wine excursions (Visits to high quality local wineries, cheese factories etc); cooking classes; personal chef / catering for special events or just everyday life; limousine / shuttle transfers for Airports, Train stations, Opera, or any other location. Wedding planners available to arrange breathtaking celebrations. We are happy to provide help for any necessity you may encounter during your stay, like booking taxis, restaurants, giving advice for local activities, and so on. For any further requests, feel free to contact us.
- Events Allowed
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We have been too long in sending our unqualified, wholeharted recommendation for Villa Sogara to everyone who is thinking of a trip to Italy! The reason for the delay was simple. We felt we would be unable to adequately describe our delightfull stay there. We supposed that upon reflection we could better do justice to Sogara,Tommaso and Ela. As time has passed and we have relived our time there through photos and conversations, we still feel inadequate but here goes! Collectively our party has traveled all over the globe. We have rented in St Andrews, Scotland and Tuscany. We love to travel. Though we had high expectations we were totally blown away by the "Sogara Experience". The listing was accurate in every way, but we still had not imagined the wonder of the full experience. It was a dream vacation that included owners who were available to us for information, advice, tours, translation, meals, delightful conversation, and enlightening stories of Villa Sogara as it developed through the ages. Not the least of these fascinating stories were the personal histories of the four generations of the remarkable family who has loved and protected it through such profoundly historic times and who now work tirelessly to share it with the lucky travelers who find their way to Villa Sogara. The photographs of the two welcoming columns on the first floor front portico are beautiful but you must go there to get the full effect and to see these true relics from Roman times. They and the half column and broken bust dug up from the vineyards stand reflecting an age we have studied and viewed via museums. Somehow their presence and that of other antique furnishings in this home impart a new feeling of respect for the past. The same is true of the family's personal possessions that came from the former family palace in Verona. There are comfy sitting rooms too! How lucky is the traveler who accepts the invitation of the gracious owner who makes it available. Renting a car in Venice or Verona is simple. We were able to have many day trips to very special small towns. With Tommaso's help, arrangements to the train station in Verona for an early morning jouney to Milan made everyting so much more convenient. This is but one example of the extra things that were done for us. We loved our trips to the wineries. We loved our neighbors there. We were welcomed to the Lake Country by so many friendly faces. Go there soon!