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LA SERENELLA West Wing, 16th Century Palladian Villa in Valpolicella



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
'Step back in Time and Relax in the Heart of Valpolicella'

LA SERENELLA West Wing is the ideal Italian vacation accommodation for a large party, families sharing or business meetings in the heart of a highly evocative setting. LA SERENELLA West Wing is a little paradise oasis located only 15 minutes drive from Verona, 20 minutes drive from Verona International Airport and 25 minutes drive from Lake Garda, and near 3 very important Golf courses; Sommacampagna, Marciaga and Peschiera. Surrounded by an ancient park 1.5 Hectares (3.7 Acres), LA SERENELLA West Wing is enjoyable every season of the year, each with a different atmosphere, it offers a tranquil retreat while you are in Verona to view the Opera at the Arena theater or visiting the Verona Exhibitions.

***Walking distance from the Villa you can find a little grocery store and a big supermarket called Famila, a very nice pizza place called 'Dai Butei' which means 'To the Guys' in local dialect, located in the main rural Square of San Pietro in Cariano village, just 5min walk***

ACCESS TO THE VILLA: You access the villa through a beautifull driveway of cypress; You get to the villa walking through an amazing pathway surrounded by cypress and by an italian traditional garden, signed by many classic statues. The main facade on the meridian side of the villa is carved by four plain columns, and with a marmoreum family blazon. In the Lodge you can find several sculptures, showing figures of different ages, and carved on the sides, two marbles of fiammingo taste, showing friuts and game.

INSIDE THE ESTATE: All around the villa you can enjoy an amazing countryside where you can taste the following fruits; grapes, cherries, plums, apples and peers.

On the ground floor you will find an entrance hall, a kitchen with marble fireplace connected to a utility room with a very large marble wash basin and and a dining room or billiard room.

On the first floor there is a large living room "The ballroom" with a Lodge on one side facing the garden in front of the villa and a balcony on the other side overlooking the garden, two double Master bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and one single bedroom. The ceilings of the bedrooms are all painted with antique drawings. On the second floor you will find two double bedrooms and one bathroom. On the third floor you will have two large double bedrooms one of which with en-suite bathroom.

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  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

HISTORY OF VILLA LA SERENELLA: Planned and built in the 16th Century by architect Andrea Palladio and originally named Villa Acquistapace, the Villa's illustrious former owners include the Floriani family, who left their testament on a beautiful acquaforte dated 1744, that depicts the Villa with the description 'view of the Floriani brothers' Palace in S.Pietro in Cariano in Valpolicella'. On the death of Pietro Floriani Sbatacchia in 1871, the Villa was inherited by Francesco Ferrari and remained in the Ferrari family throughout the 19th Century. Today LA SERENELLA West Wing is owned by Mrs. E.Castellani.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the time at this lovely villa. It was perfect for our family !

This central location is great for day trips and just staying local is wonderful as well !

Jun 2016
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Stayed in property for 2 weeks.We had 3 families staying.House was perfect.Big enough so you had your privacy. House was clean and well maintained.Really enjoyed barbecues in the evening.Verona and lake Garda beautiful.Property owners very helpful and easy to contact.Would have no hesitation recommending this property.The wine and prosecco from this region of Italy is superb!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at La Serenella and we all loved it. The property feels very special and we felt privileged to be allowed to make it our home for a few days. Giada and Bruschetta were charming and welcoming. We enjoyed visiting Lake Garda and Verona during our stay but we also spent a lot of time at the villa. The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery and equipment for self catering and the pool, although a little walk away from the main house, was a fun addition for the children.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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AMAZING property & hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved just every part of our journey with La Serenella, from the first planning of the trip, such considerate & lovely hosts and helpful to a great extend to the actual time spent there and saying good bye. Effortless with so much fun. We loved it there. We thank the whole amazing family and lovely Bruschetta for the best time ever. We will be back. LOVE niki & the whole team.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The West Wing_heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful holiday, the West Wing is a stunning property, steeped in history but so comfortable and inviting.

The cucina is a great place to gather and the dining room caters for big groups. We decided to avail of Narina the chef who prepared a beautiful apperitivo for us on the veranda and an amazing 3 course meal of traditional dishes, so delicious!!

Set in the middle of the vineyards, we enjoyed walks and cycles in the local area and a drive to Lake Garda only took 20mins. Verona was also as close and the opera was spectacular.

The owners are so helpful and accommodating with lots of local advise and recommendations.

This was such an amazing holiday I would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a privilege

  • 5 of 5

What a privilege to stay in such a beautiful, historic house - it really is as grand and impressive as it looks in the pictures. Drinks in the evening sun in the loggia were a special pleasure. We went to visit the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza, which is of course stunning - but La Serenella is very nearly as beautiful on the outside (and a lot nicer on the inside!) The main first floor has a series of grand reception rooms with original painted wooden ceilings (two of which are now the principal bedrooms) and downstairs there is a well-equipped kitchen with a traditional feel. The configuration of beds and bathrooms was a little tricky for our party of 9 adults and one teenager (including the single room only being accessible either through the triple room or through a shared bathroom!) but Giada was very accommodating with our requests to move beds around to make things easier. And anyway, in such a beautiful house we didn't mind the odd compromise. We had not realised from the pictures that the pool is above ground; we would have preferred to be able to sit round the pool at ground level and watch the fun, but it didn't matter too much. We agree restoring the tennis court would be an excellent addition, though in fact two of our party did manage a slightly eccentric knock-up on the court. We didn't get to the dai Butei pizzeria as it is only open in the evenings but it looked nice. We went twice to the Locanda del Nane near the church and very much enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Being within walking distance of the village was a great advantage - yet in the garden of the house you can feel you are in the country with views to the hills and vineyards. But by far the best thing was staying in such architectural splendour - an exceptional and memorable house. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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la serenella - great italian geatway

  • 4 of 5

La serenella

We just returned from our fabulous vacation in north Italy and our dreamy stay at La Serenella.

We were a family of ten and occupied all the rooms but still had a feeling of privacy. The first floor rooms are very spacious and luxurious and second floor rooms so comfortable and welcoming.

The grounds are serene and just what you would expect from an historic residence. Sitting on one of the benches or on the veranda with a cup of tea or preferably great local valpolicella is the dream of any romantic an. We could actually imagine the 18th century family living there.

We found all we needed in the local stores for everyday living and even did some shopping in the lovely boutiques nearby.

We all agreed that the jewel in the crown was the lovely Cardini family. We met Giada on our first arrival and though we were late she accepted us warmly. She showed us the surrounding area, and if you ask me, if you just follow her recommendations you are guaranteed a true Italian experience!!

We met Mrs. Cardini and Giada again on our trip to Verona. They both have "inside tips" to shopping and eating and drinking there!! If you can – just follow the and you will have a great vacation.

Our only regret is that we did not have more time.

We hope everyone who stays at La Serenella has a great experience as we did.

We thank the Cardini family for all their help answering all our questions and being so welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

LA SERENELLA West Wing, is a Palladian villa located in a strategic location, just 15min drive from Verona City Center, 25min drive from Lake Garda, 20min drive from the Airport and the train station, 'right in the Heart of Valpolicella'.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Verona International Airport at 16 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Al Ponte 'Da Gigi' at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : Golf Club Sommacampagna at 30 Kilometres Nearest Train : Verona, Porta Nuova train station at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Verona Nord Higway at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Locanda Del Bugiardo at 400 Metres Nearest Ski : Monte Baldo Ski resort at 60 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Baia delle Sirene 'Mermaid bay' Lake Garda at 25 Kilometres Car: necessary


Verona, the largest city in the region after Venice.

With a rich Roman and Etruscan past, feudal families dominated Verona. In 1263 the Scaligeri family began their 124-year rule of Verona. In 1387 Verona fell to the Visconti of Milan, and a succession of outsiders—Venice (Venezia), France, and Austria—then ruled the city until the Veneto was united with Italy in 1866.

Verona is a vibrant trading center and one of the most prosperous in northern Italy. Its ancient center boasts many magnificent Roman ruins, second only to those of Rome itself, and fine palazzo built of rosso di Verona, the local pink-tinged limestone, by the city’s medieval rules.

As a setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is still a magnet for lovers. Aesthetically pleasing, swathed in pale pink stone curling along the banks of the River Adige, streets paved with marble and lined with discreet restaurants and designer shops.

Other Activities: In 15min you can also reach Acquardens 'The Second Largest Thermal Water Park in Europe', located in via Velpolicella, 37029 Santa Lucia di Pescantina

Golf: Please find below list of Golf Club in the region:







GOLF CLUB CA' DEGLI ULIVI. Please ask us for details.

PALLADIO 2008: Five Hundred Years Later:

Five hundred years are an important turning point, especially if they fall on the last quarter of the second millennium, which showed that acceleration of history in which trends and fashions followed one another at increasing speed. To be still en vogue, or better, highly acclaimed, is an achievement only few have reached. Within the restricted elite of intellectuals, Palladio is the only architect: think of the post modern revival, but think most of all of the attention his works arouses in every new generation of designers. And his artistic conception reveals new aspects every time; the latest of which, in this time of environmental problems, the relationship between man and nature, between architecture and territory, thus mixing in modern terms the Renaissance concept of the useful and the pleasant. LA SERENELLA West Wing is an ideal location to start your tours to visit the Palladian Villas in the near Vicenza.


All the below rental prices (charged up to 12 people) are per week or per night '*Low Season see note below prices' for short break and are all sub-divided according to the rental seasons. No discount for fewer people since the West Wing is rented entirely.

RATES INCLUDE: LCD LED FULL HD TV 46' Satellite Tv, DVD Blu-ray, Internet BROADBAND/ADSL 7mega with Wi-Fi, BBQ, bed linen, bath and kitchen towels, water, electricity, gas, cleaning lady (afternoon housekeeping three hours once a week), maintenance of the garden and pool, baby bed, high chair and if you need we can make reservations for restaurants, theatres, museums and operas.

RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: security deposit (800euro), additional bed (if exceeded the capacity of 12), final cleaning (250euro), to be paid in cash on the premises, (ON REQUEST AT EXTRA COST: We can provide a Private Chef.)

PAYMENT: 60% of rent is to be paid at the moment of booking as deposit. The remainder is due upon arrival. On receipt of the deposit the booking is definitive

SECURITY DEPOSIT: upon arrival we ask our guests to give us 800euro for any damage or breakage which may occur during their stay. When you depart the money will be given back, unless it has to be used partly or fully for any damage.

CANCELLATION by the client: Once the booking is confirmed, if you have to cancel it, we will keep:

30% of the deposit up to 4 months (120 days) before arrival

60% of the deposit as from the 119th day before the date of arrival

100% of the deposit as from the 58th day before the date of arrival

CHANGEOVER DAY: arrival and departure - normally reservations are made from Saturday to Saturday but we could also consider short stay with a minimum of 3 nights.

Unless otherwise agreed, the check-in is between 4.00pm to 8.00pm and the Check-out by 10.00am. Anyone with a late flight and wishing to leave their luggage somewhere for the day, are requested to liaise with the owners.

DISCOUNTS: LA SERENELLA West Wing offers discounted rates throughout the year: 5% off for guests that book a week or more with one year advance - 10% off for guests that stay for 2 weeks (valid during mid-season) - 15% off for guests that stay for 3 or more weeks (valid during mid-season periods) - 20% off for last minute bookings (three weeks before the arrival date).

Disclaimer: Information regarding events should be checked by guests themselves before starting any journey. These Rental Policies may be altered by the owners at their discretion.



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid High Season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Jan 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Low Season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £712

CANCELLATION by the client: Once the booking is confirmed, if you have to cancel it, we will keep:

30% of the deposit up to 4 months (120 days) before arrival

60% of the deposit as from the 119th day before the date of arrival

100% of the deposit as from the 58th day before the date of arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

LA SERENELLA West Wing is a gated property, is the brightest part of the villa, facing the West, therefore with the sun till late 'sunset in Valpolicella'... ***Best month to be enjoyed are: April, May, June and Sept At extra cost, we can arrange Private Jet transport anywhere in the World with leading Swiss Company VISTA JET

Property Type

  • villa

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 500 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Master bedroom bathroom, First floor
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Master bedroom bathroom, First floor
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Second floor
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Third floor
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Guest bathroom with wash hand basin - Ground floor


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, First floor
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, 1 Cot, First floor
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed, First floor
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Second floor
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, Second floor
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, Third floor
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed, Third floor


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

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