Locanda Ca’ del Moro is immersed amongst the yellowish vineyards of the Valpantena region near Verona. It belongs to Massimo Gianolli, who, in 2010 decided to dedicate himself to the art of winemaking, which has become his latest passion and mission.
The small estate has been created through the restoration of an old barn and horse stable from the hamlet of Erbin, belonging to Gianolli’s family since the 60s.
For the creation of the Locanda, Gianolli turned to Alessandro Agrati, founder of the perfume house Culti and master in interior design. The outcome? a warm, country-house based upon a contemporary design aesthetic, heated up by a natural fire, pastel coloured wainscoting, linen curtains, velvet sofas and high tech lighting. All the six suites, with large stone bathrooms are dedicated to the red wines of the area: Amazon, Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso, Garganega e Corvina. In spring 2019 ten new suites were inaugurated and signed by Agrati, and these rooms feature nordic style tree houses situated amongst the vineyards for your full immersion into nature and the agricultural surroundings.
Gianolli has added a lot of value to this property, and has transformed it into a luxury base for those wishing to discover Alta Lessinia, a fascinating territory located 17km from Verona, that still awaits to be discovered.
One of Gianolli’s ultimate goals was to relaunch tourism in the Valpantena region. Area that is not as known as it’s sister region Valpolicella, yet just as generous and similarly defined as “DOC”.
The Collina dei Ciliegi is the ideal spot to spend a weekend to relax and “wine” down, amongst walks in the woods, fine wining and dining from guided tastings in wine cellars to delicious cooked meals by Gabriele Pace, from Bologna who studied at the gastronomic school of Alma. The young chef prepares everything at home: tarts and croissants for breakfast and a revisited Venetian inspired menu for lunch and dinner, open to the public throughout the entire year.