Though not as heavily traveled as some of Italy’s neighboring regions, the Veneto has more than its share of charms. Verona is a major one, a small and picturesque city rich with history; another lesser-known one is the Villa del Quar, a 16th- and 18th-century villa on an estate just a few minutes to the north, one that’s now been painstakingly restored and opened to the public, in the form of a classic luxury hotel.
There’s plenty of the local style about the place, from vivid Venetian colors to that inimitable Murano glass. But the appeal is universal — lazing by the pool, with views of the surrounding winery estate, is a pleasant way to live, in the Veneto or Tuscany or anywhere else. Rooms are supremely comfortable and suites are downright sprawling — one even comes with a private elevator.
Everyone, though, has the run of the place, from the Arquade restaurant to brunch in the Gazebo to the clover-shaped swimming pool, ringed with parasols. This place is about the good life — there’s event space if you need it but far more attractive is the wine cellar, stocked with the finest bottles from Valpolicella and around the world.
Via Quar n°12, Verona