In addition to offering lodging with breakfast and dinner, the staff at La Fredda will also give you interesting ideas to help you explore the Verona area and discover places of interest throughout the Veneto and Lombardy regions.

Places to visit: historic Custoza; the Valpolicella; 25,000 acres of famous Lessinian Mountains with their impressive fossil fields; Monte Baldo with its nature park and hot springs (where you can bathe even in the middle of winter); and of course the city of Verona with the historic Arena and its opera season, the legendary balcony of Romeo and Juliet, excavations revealing ruins from Roman times, "Castelvecchio" (the Old Castle) and the tombs of the Scaligero nobility, the Square of the Lords, the Stone Bridge, the Lion Gate, the important churches of Verona (St. Zeno, the cathedral, St. Anastasia, St. Fermo), and the Verona fairgrounds which host annual conventions of wine, marble, horses and all things equestrian, agricultural implements, earth-moving equipment, household items, collectibles, and much more.

Garda natural park

Agriturismo La Fredda is just a few minutes from both Verona and Lake Garda -- just 15 km from Gardaland (the largest amusement park in Italy), Movie Studios, the Medieval Times restaurant, AquaParadise, the hot springs of Garda Villa dei Cedri, Safari Park, the new Gardaland's Sea Life and more.

At Sirmione you can enjoy the medicinal hot springs of Sirmione, in addition to visiting the famous Grotto of Catullo.

Fossil in Lessinia

At Soave, just 30 km away, you will find an ancient castle with spectacular walls cascading down the mountainside. This impressive fortress has been identified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Also about 30 km away are the fantastic highlands of Lessinia, where Agriturismo La Fredda cultivates a portion of the products it serves to its clients. In Lessinia, you can visit, among other things, the Valle dei Sfingi (a series of striking valleys which contain monolithic limestone sphinx formations) or the Museum of Fossils at Camposilvano, where Mr. Benetti exhibits any fossils he finds in the extraordinary grotto adjacent to the museum.

We also recommend visiting Villafranca di Verona, just 4 km from La Fredda. There you will find a Scaligero castle and some remains of the great Serraglio network of defensive walls, as well as the Church of Discipline and the Obelisk of the Square. This small city has a wonderful historic centre, and even boasts the Nicolis automobile museum, which contains several antique autos. In Sommacampagna itself, you can visit Villa Venier. More important, however, is the Church of St. Andrea, easily the most ancient monument of the village, located in the midst of the cemetery and dating from the 5th century.

Bardolino

On the eastern shores of Lake Garda, you will find small picturesque towns and villages, such as Lazise, Bardolino, and Torri del Benaco; on the south shore, Sirmione, Valeggio sul Mincio, Solferino, and Desenzano; and on the western side Manerba, Salò, Limone del Garda, and many others. You can enjoy several of these places by simply boarding the ferryboats which pass back and forth across the lake every day.

Garda Lake

Mantua is 25 km away, a city of notable history, art, and culture. Near Lake Garda there are numerous water parks, dance clubs, and fun places for all ages. You can also reach Milan or Venice or Padua, Vicenza or Brescia or Trent, all less than two hours away by train or by car -- cities extremely rich in history, art, culture, wines, and food.

From Malcesine, on the north end of Lake Garda , you can climb on board an enclosed chairlift which will take you from the shores of the lake up to the top of Monte Baldo, where you can see the magnificent Dolomites as well as the entire lake and the plains to the south.

These are just some of the reasons why you should pay us a visit!