Written by Sufiyeh HadianSufiyeh Hadian for The Sybarite
Sufiyeh gives reviews of the best European luxuray villas including Villa Zambonina
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Take in the luxury culture of Italy and France’s most impressive rental houses, from a palazzo big enough to fit 500 people (party, anyone?) to a Versailles-like reign in France. We’ve found the most stunning and grandiose properties available for rent.
Villa Zambonina is a magnificent 17th-century Palladian villa set on a farming estate near the splendid city of Verona. Grandly scaled, decorated with frescoes and trompe l’oeil paintings and furnished with antiques, it is an appropriate base for exploring a part of Italy known for its operas, fine wines and as the setting of Romeo and Juliet. It is not, however, too formal a house for families, or for those wanting to try out the Veneto’s marvellous range of biking routes. Rare for a house of this age, with air-conditioned bedrooms with an ample supply of bathrooms, including several ensuites, as well as an updated kitchen. The villa is divided into two self-sufficient wings, one facing a beautiful Italian garden, the other a lovely courtyard. There is an endless choice of sitting and dining areas, indoors and out, with several large enough to accommodate the entire group. A gate from the courtyard leads to a swimming pool set on a lawn with plenty of teak loungers and a pergola for alfresco dining. It’s a short drive from the villa to Verona or to Lake Garda and the wineries of Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella.
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