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Malaspina's Tower

Concamarise, Verona

A/C
All rooms have air conditioning. There is a daily fixed price that is paid on-site in Euro. If guests do not want to use the air conditioning, they must notify the owner.



BBQ
A private charcoal barbecue is available.



Bikes
Four bicycles are available for the free use of guests staying at this property.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property.



Cleaning
A mid week refresh cleaning with a towel change is included in the price - This service neatens the bedrooms and living areas, and it does not include cleaning the kitchen. Additional light housekeeping with a three hour minimum per visit may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and this service is paid on-site in Euro.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa - 2 hours
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino - 5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Verona Catullo 35 minutes
National and InterEuropean: Venice Marco Polo 90 minutes



Driving Times
Cerea: 10 minutes, Mantova: 30; Verona: 35; Valpolicella wine area: 45; Lake Garda or Ferrara: 60; Soave: 60; Vicenza: 70; Padova, Parma or Cremona or the Dolomites: 90; Venice or Milan: 120.



Language Spoken
The owner lives in Verona and speaks English.



Internet Access
For those taking along a laptop or an Internet capable device (ie. tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones), DSL WiFi is provided. Multiple users within range of the stationery modem have Internet access inside and at the pool area.



Heat
Winter heating is included in the price.



Interior Décor
Newly restored and smartly furnished with high quality, handcrafted, antique style furniture purchased from local artisans. This home is incredibly spacious for 6 guests and is well suited for three couples with four living rooms including one at the top of the tower, which is accessed through the second floor bedroom. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom with heated towel racks. Air conditioning and window screens are throughout.



Meals
Dinner may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. A minimum number of guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Advance notice is required.



Minuses
Workers and farm equipment are present. Equipment and farm buildings housing dairy cows are in a secured area 100 yards away and a separate road is used for farming activity.



Parking
Parking is free at the property.



Steps & Stairs
Walk 30 yards from the parking area to the entrance. The most accessible bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor and require a minimum of 19 steps.



Phone
Phone charges are based on the number of message units used and are payable locally



Pluses
A very spacious, 16th century farming estate in a non-touristy, Undiscovered Italy location. This agricultural estate is known throughout Italy for its innovative farming methods.

The home is newly restored with several comforts: air conditioned rooms, screened windows, washer/dryer, en suite bathrooms and quality furnishings handcrafted by local artisans. This area, the Veronese lowlands, is known for the hundreds of small workshops producing a particular style of antique furniture - the owners of the estate can even arrange a tour of their favorite workshops.



Pool
The private pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
By car, with the final 200 yards on a flat gravel road.



Screens
Property has screened windows.



TV
Satellite Basic package - A limited number of channels with most of them being Italian. There are one or two news channels in the English language.



Views
From the upper floors, the view overlooks the cultivated fields and the village of Concamarise. From both outdoor areas, the views are mostly of the manicured lawn and shrubbery surrounding the home.



Washer/Dryer
This property is equipped with a washing machine and dryer.



What's nearby
Shopping and Dining: Concamarise, 500 yards away has shops, a restaurant and a caffe bar. Within a 10 minute drive are several small villages that each offer further dining and shopping options. A large supermarket with a good wine selection that's open on Sunday may be found in Bovolone, a 10 minute drive.

Not To Be Missed: The small furniture workshops in this area known as Basso Veronese or the Veronese lowlands. They specialize in a particular antique style known for its quality at affordable prices. There are 35 shops in Concamarise and 500 in Cerea, a 10 minute drive. The owners can arrange a tour of some of their favorite shops.

Bike Riding: Four bicycles are available for our guests.

Golf: Verona Golf Club, within a 45 minute drive. Open year round. Closed on Tuesdays. Must book in advance for weekend visits.

Special Events & Festivals: During the last week in May, Sanquinetto, a 10 minute drive away, hosts a bull festival with a medieval procession around a castle and roasted bull. In July and August, the arena of Verona hosts its world-renowned opera festival and the Teatro Romano welcomes the Shakespeare Festival.

Open Air Markets: On Monday in Cerea, Wednesday in Sanquinetto and Friday in Salizzole. All are neighboring villages just 10 minutes from the property.

Antique Markets: In Cerea on the last Sunday of the month; in Mantova on the third Sunday of the month; in Verona on the third Saturday of the month. Valeggio sul Minco, a 45 minute drive takes place on the last Sunday of the month and is known to be the best in northern Italy.



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