We were four guys doing a whirlwind tour of northern Italy in a rented car. For our Verona stop my friend booked us at il Porcellino and my first thought, as we spent 15 minutes driving along narrow roads up a mountainside was, “Dude, what the hell man, we’re not even in the city!”. Turns out it was worth it, all of us thought the place was really good.
We had a room for the four of us (double bed and bunk beds) but everything looked new and the room was really clean, it also had a small balcony. Hot water was plentiful and all of us were able to have hot showers. Since you're on the top of the mountain the view was great, at night it reminded one of my friends of the view from the Hollywood sign looking down at the lights in the plain below.
We had dinner there that night and it was like a top-end Italian restaurant -- homemade pastas, nice wines, the owner even threw in a plate of capicolla (from pigs raised on the farm) as a starter. Since there was only us and one other couple staying at the hotel I figured we would be the only ones eating at a restaurant but later that evening numerous couples showed up from the city to eat there. We ate at a table outside so the farm's dog would sit beside us with big soulful eyes hoping for capicolla too (lol).
We then went into Verona later that evening, since we had a rented car a 15 minute drive down the mountainside was really not that big of a deal.
This place is not easy to find. Make sure you have a map ready or GPS when trying to find it.
If you’re tired of staying in busy cities and looking for a place near Verona where you can relax and unwind this is definitely it.
For Location I put "average" because if you want the countryside then it's excellent but if you want to be in the heart of Verona then this isn't the place for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a peaceful and beautiful rural setting on the hills overlooking Verona, the Agritourism il Porcellino is the ideal destination for those who are looking for the right combination of taste, tradition and relaxation. You will feel welcomed as guests and not as customers, pampered with relaxing rhythms punctuated by nature as you breathe in old scents that our countryside offers. Beautiful panoramic view of Verona from the large porch in front of the garden.We offer our guests four rooms that offer a pleasant feeling of relaxation in a peaceful and verdant panoramic setting, ideal for a romantic weekend or a relaxing holiday even in winter. The decor of the rooms of the piglet are carefully designed for optimum integration with the surrounding environment, all hand-crafted in polished solid wood with natural wax. The rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower, TV, air conditioning, connecting to the wi-fi network. Breakfast is served under the large porch or in the great room overlooking the garden ... more less
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