More than a valley, a range of small valleys
Valpolicella region occupies an area of approximately 240 square kilometers in the north-west province of Verona, east of Lake Garda partially divided by Baldo mountain. Valpolicella, rather than a valley, is a range of small valleys, sloping south toward the hills behind Verona. Favored by good climate, the gentle landscape and the presence of diffused sources of water, Valpolicella has always been densely populated since ancient times, and has been chosen since the Renaissance as a resort of many nobles from Verona and Venice. These nobles built elegant villas surrounded by gardens and parks, whose dark masses, closed by walls, are clearly visible above the vineyards and cherry trees.