RELAIS LA MAGIOCA

Tranquil and indulgent farmhouse minutes from Verona

PLUCK FRESH FRUIT from the orchard, wander through the olive grove, doze in the hammock.  Nothing to disturb the view but vineyards and the distant skyline of Verona.

Hidden in the depths of Valpolicella country, Relais La Magioca is a mellow stone farmhouse that's as tranquil as it is solidly built. Its handsome facade – green shuttered windows, creeper covered walls and shady terrace – leads the way to rooms furnished with antiques, deep sofas and rich rugs on polished floors. Help yourself to drinks or leaf through the books in the large and airy sitting room where music floats in the background.

La Magioca's six bedrooms, in warm tones of yellow, ochre and rust, are elegant and beautifully styled.  Bold artworks, Tuscan linens and flowers from the garden add luxurious and personal touches. All are different (one is named after actress Greta Scacchi, who brought her whole family) while luxurious bathrooms are done out in marble, mosaic and travertine stone.



Hit the Spot
Ten minutes from Verona.

Bedtime
The Room of the Mosaics, with its raftered ceiling and mosaic walled bathroom, is pretty tempting.

Be Savvy
Book well ahead if you're planning to come for the Verona Opera Festival.

Be Smitten
Relaxed country house living, Veneto style.

Plum cake and coffee


Sink into La Magioca's four-poster suite, have a decadent  soak in the garden's outdoor hot tub (there will soon be an infinity pool, too) or relax downstairs by the candleglow of the fireplace. Breakfast on delicious bread and plum cake, fresh fruit and sizzling coffee.

There's a delightful flower-filled patio with shady and sunny spots for enjoying a cooling drink.  The grounds stretch away prettily, past fields where the family cultivate vines, olives and fig trees.

While Verona, Valpolicella country and Lake Garda are on your doorstep, you might find it hard to tear yourself away from the garden with its hammock and pretty Romanesque 13th century church.This is an utterly hospitable place to stay, and the owners clearly love looking after their guests.


Relais La Magioca was reviewed for Room for Romance by Helen Pickles
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Dining in
Only breakfast is served, though it’s pretty hearty fare and is served till midday – perfect for slothful mornings and lie-ins. It's possible to arrange a dinner here if you're a party of friends.

Dining out
You won't be short of places to try for dinner. Al Capanno is a mere 20 metres away – so you can be as inebriated as you like without losing your way home. Osteria La Coopera is only 5km away and Verona itself is full of great eateries.



Where?

Relais La Magioca

What’s cooking?
Home-made pastries and preserves for breakfast.

Dress the part

Relax – you're on holiday


See & Do

Check out some of the region's Valpolicella vineyards, and visit  the Cascate di Molina park, with its waterfalls and hiking trails. Take in the sights and monuments of  Verona, where romantics might like to visit La Casa di Giulietta (Juliet's House). Seeing the Roman amphitheatre is a must, and if you want some fresh air and stunning scenery it doesn’t come better than Lake Garda – where you can hop aboard a steamer – just a short drive from the city.

Shop
Sweet tooths should make a beeline for La Magioca Boutique in Verona – the Relais' very own chocolate shop. Verona also has the full range of designer boutiques and trendy stores. The city is also a great place to buy silk – as well as local Valpolicella wines.

Spa
The well equipped Henry Chenot wellness centre is only 5km away and has just about everything you could want.

After dark
You're in Valpolicella country here and L’Enoteca della Valpolicella is the perfect place for a tipple.  The Ancient Romans called Verona Rome's little brother, and today the moniker Piccola Roma still stands. Head into the city for a plethora of taverns and hip young bars. Verona's most famous club, Alter Ego, is in the Veronese hills with great views from the terrace. You can always just do some people watching on the lively Piazza delle Erbe – or get tickets for a production if it's the opera season.

Dates
June-September
Verona's Arena comes alive to sound of opera. Get tickets, or – if that's out of the question – sit on the grass outside and listen for free.



GETTING THERE

Location
Via Moron, 37024 San Vito di Negrar

Parking
There is free guest parking.

Trains
Verona station – 22km

Taxis
EUR 20 from the station

Airport
Verona – 22km



Rooms and suites

Three rooms, three suites

Special features
One room has a four poster,  another has a private jacuzzi and a third (see left) has a bath made entirely out of mosaics. There's satellite TV too.

Also…
La Magioca has an outdoor garden hot tub and a terrace with great views.

ESSENTIAL INFO


Rates guide
EUR 200-300

Open/closed
Open all year

Check-in

3pm

Check-out
Midday

Minimum night stay?
No

Breakfast

Buffet breakfast is served until midday.

Room service

Available morning and evening.

Children
Welcome

Pets
Welcome

Air conditioning
Yes – all rooms

Languages
Italian and English

Wedding license?
Yes – based on exclusive hire. La Magioca has its own beautiful little frescoed Romanesque chapel in the grounds – the perfect setting for an intimate country house wedding. Up to 120 party guests can be catered for.

Your contact
Matteo Merighe – manager



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