Valpolicella is situated in Veneto and its territory is included in the district of Verona. The towns of Valpolicella are: San Pietro in Cariano, Fumane, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Marano di Valpolicella, Negrar.
The valley is known for the production of Amarone and Valpolicella DOC wines and the vineyards dominate the landscape since ancient Roman times to achieve greater expansion during the Middle Ages.
Another important production in this area is the red Verona marble with the quarries of Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella that have produced the material for the construction of most of the monuments in Verona.
In Marano di Valpolicella, there’s the Church of San Marco to the Well. This small country church dates back to the thirteenth century and was built in Romanesque style. Outside there is a fresco depicting the Crucifixion of 400. Inside, on the walls of the chapel there are beautiful frescoes of the 300 along with a Roman inscription to Jupiter.
One of the many villas in the area is Villa Guantieri, which was built in the fifteenth century during the rule of Venice. The villa has a beautiful colonnade and in the tower the remains of the sixteenth-century frescoes are still visible.
San Pietro in Cariano is also rich in beautiful villas including Villa Santa Sofia, designed by Palladio, Villa Lebrecht, university seat, and Villa Buri, one of the oldest medieval villas.
In Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella there are, among the others, Villa Rovereti, Villa Serego Alighieri and the Pieve di San Giorgio.