Just a short distance from Verona and the shores of Lake Garda, Villa Della Torre is now owned by the Mastella Allegrini family and is an extraordinary example of Italian Renaissance architecture. It was built according the Roman domus model by master architects Giulio Romano and Michele Sanmicheli. In 2008 the villa was purchased by Marilisa Allegrini who, along with her children Carlotta and Caterina, runs the Wine & Art Relais and the Villa Della Torre vineyard.
The appeal of this stately home lies in its origins: the villa was designed not just as a country retreat connected with the farm estate but also as a place dedicated to peace of body and soul according to the rules set by Ancient Roman writers which were very popular with the Italian humanists of the 15th century. Because of its beauty and stand-out features, Villa Della Torre was visited by many illustrious guests including the courtesan poet Veronica Franco, who organised parties and banquets in the villa in honour of the Doges of Venice and their court.
Today the house retains its original character, welcoming guests to its Wine & Art Relais where they can immerse themselves in history by staying in one of the 10 bedrooms (divided into Art Rooms and Wine Rooms), organising private and company events here and enjoying the experiences organised by the owners: guided tours, lunches and dinners, tastings of outstanding wines, cooking classes and walks among the vines.