Villa Mosconi Bertani in ValpolicellaHistorical Curiosities
Villa Mosconi Bertani in Valpolicella
If you are passionate about wine and history, you cannot miss out on a visit to Villa Mosconi Bertani in Valpolicella (province of Verona).
It consists of a large estate that includes a residence, built by the Fattori family around 1735, beside an existing sixteenth-century cellar. It was sold, unfinished, to the Mosconi in 1769, who completed the construction by adding an eight-hectare magnificent English-style Romantic garden. They also expanded the wine making activity to the point that it established itself as one of the largest wineries at the time in Northern Italy. Under the Mosconi’s ownership, the villa also became an important literary salon, frequented by culture personalities at the time, including the poets Ippolito Pindemonte and Ugo Foscolo.
By the first half of 1900s the villa had experienced years of neglect, during which acts of vandalism caused damage to the park and some of the rooms. In 1957 it was acquired and restored by the Bertani family to house the headquarters of the winery of the same name.
The villa has a typical Palladio-style structure and inside houses valuable frescoes, painted by artists originating from the Emilia region but working in Verona. The park's design was proposed by Ippolito Pindemonte, who was also responsible for several additions with English influence, typical of the romantic trends of the time.
The wine cellar is without any doubt a place full of charm, considering the cultivation of vines in the estate was first documented in 1208 ... This is exactly where Amarone, a now world-famous wine, was first produced! Do you want to taste it? In this case we advise you to take part in our exclusive private tour of Villa Mosconi Bertani, with tasting of five famous vintage wines produced in the estate!
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