We just spent two nights at Ca del Rocolo, a charming family-run agriturismo at the top of a winding lane, a few kilometres northwest of Verona.
I am confounded by the previous reviewers negative comments - no bath products! This place makes no apology for being a real family home in the countryside and is all the better for it. Our room and ensuite bathroom (adjacent to the main house) were clean and simple with a solid wooden bedstead, shutters, beamed ceiling, linen curtains, fresh towels and a reliable supply of hot water!
The agriturismo is surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees with lovely views over the valley, and the owners Ilaria and Maurizio keep horses and bees on the land. Breakfast includes their homemade jams and honey.
Which brings me to dinner... A must!! We thoroughly enjoyed the simple supper Maurizio made of bruschetta made with homegrown olive oil and tomatoes, local cheese, pickles, olives, spicy sausage, homegrown marinated aubergine and fine beans followed by a nectarine tart (you guessed it, again homemade) and washed down with a glass of red wine from the nearby Valipolicella region. We took our lemon tea outside on the patio at dusk. Breakfast too was infussy but delicious and generous.
We found the location to be a perfect base for exploring Garda and Verona - and further afield too. Ilaria and Maurizio are gracious and unobtrusive hosts. We would thoroughly recommend Ca del Rucolo to any visitors to the area and would return again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Is an eight-hectare organic farm with olive trees, beehives and vegetables garden where you can find a simple but authentic hospitality from a real family that leaves since 1995 in this house. A new wood building with green roof and solar panel offer to guests the possibility to enjoy their holiday in a very ecological and comfortable apartment.Una piccola azienda agricola di otto ettari con olivi, alveari e orto dove potete assaporare la semplice ma autentica ospitalità della famiglia Corazza che vive in questa casa dal 1995. Una nuova struttura in legno con pannelli solari e tetto verde, offre agli ospiti la possibilità di gustare la propria vacanza in un appartamento confortevole ed ecologico. ... more less