Verona & Surroundings
Vigasio, the small town our hotel is located in, is strategically situated to reach different places of interest in the area, whether it be historic, cultural or sports, theres something for every taste.
The Hotel Montemezzi is located very near the major motorway junctions, Modena-Brennero (A22) and Milano-Venezia (A4), as well as the airport of Villafranca and the train station in Verona, making it easy to get to and from our hotel using any means of transportation.
WHERE TO GO?
The Hotel Montemezzi is just 15km from the beautiful city of Verona, the home of Romeo and Juliet and a host of cultural landmarks.
Strolling through the city center, visitors can indulge in shopping in the luxurious shops in Via Mazzini, admire beautiful monuments and attractions such as the Arena, Castelvecchio, the Roman Theater, the house of Juliet, Ponte Pietra, and numerous museums and temporary exhibits. The concerts at the Arena and opera season light up the summer in Verona, attracting tens of thousands of spectators every year.
The splendid Lake Garda is just 25 km from our hotel, Italys second largest lake after Lake Maggiore, a well worn international tourism destination with its lively entertainment and natural beauty.
A variety of sports and activities are possible on the shores of the lake, including windsurfing, water skiing, rock climbing, cycling, trekking and climbing routes.
Lake Garda: a natural beauty to discover!
Take the A4 motorway towards Milan and take the exit for Peschiera del Garda to easily reach one of Europes most fascinating entertainment parks Gardaland.
The park features attractions suitable for all ages, providing entertainment and adrenaline, in addition to its many restaurants and fast food eateries for a quick break. The perfect way to spend a fun day for the entire family!
OTHER THEME PARKS
1. Parco Sigurtà: just a short distance from Lake Garda, a marvelous garden park where you can spend a quiet, relaxing day in lush natural surroundings.
2. Parco Natura Viva: A modern zoological park featuring a rich variety of protected or near-extinct species. A unique experience that allows you to admire and appreciate the fauna and flora of the whole world.
THE POLENTA FESTIVAL
The polenta festival is held in Vigasio from the last week in October to the second week in November. With more than 20 editions, it gives us the chance to try delicious dishes based on polenta, pizza and desserts made from corn flour. Baccalà alla vicentina, pastisada de caval, tastasal, goulash, squid and peas, corn flour gnocchi with green cheese and tomatoes. Pork shin, roast boar, bogoni, deer, mushrooms and grana cheese are all served with polenta during the festival. Beer and local wine complete the gastronomic offer.
THE RICE FESTIVAL
Isola della Scala in the province of Verona, holds the Rice Festival every year to open the sales of the new, freshly harvested rice. The event began in 1967, now it has passed the 50 editions, and over the years has grown from a small village fete to become a really impressive event. It now receives around 500,000 guests every year, making it the most visited wine and food event in Italy. The local island rice is the protagonist and during the various shows and evenings is served in more than 100 different recipes. Not just risotto, but pizza and desserts made from rice flour, freshwater fish sushi, croquettes, paella. A must for anyone who is around Verona at this time of the year.
THE LOVE KNOT FESTIVAL
The Valeggio tortellini festival is held every year in the small, picturesque village of Borghetto during the second weekend of September. For the occasion, two long tables measuring about 600 meters are placed on the Visconteo bridge, where almost 4000 diners, Italian and tourists, sit down together to try the famous Love knots, which get their name from the romantic origins behind this delicious dish. The love story that blossomed between Malco, captain of fortune, and the river nymph Silvia.